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Larks on a String

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12+

Comedy, drama, romance

94 min

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Set in the late 1940s, the film concerns the treatment of suspect "bourgeois elements", a professor, a saxophonist, and a milkman, who are put to work in a junkyard for rehabilitation.

Unlike other films banned for political reasons during the Normalisation era, this film wasn’t even premiered in the cinemas. Filmed in 1969, the film was withheld by the censors and released only in 1990 after the fall of the Communist regime. Rewarded with Berlinale Golden Bear for the best film.

The current season of Cinema Classics till May is dedicated to Czechoslovak New Wave. Each month one of the programmes films will have three screenings with subtitles in Latvian and English. Some of the screenings will be accompanied by introductions and lectures.

Supported by State Culture Capital Foundation and Embassy of the Czech Republic in Riga.

Director:

Jiří Menzel

Actors:

Rudolf Hrusínský, Vlastimil Brodský, Václav Neckár, Jitka Zelenohorská

Year:

1969

Country:

CZ

Language:

CZ

Subtitles:

LV, EN

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