Jaromil Jireš: Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

In 1970, riding the last oscillations of the Czech New Wave, director Jaromil Jireš created a phantasmagoric look at a young girls maturation, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, containing the energy and creativity of the Czech New Wave -- as well as a healthy dose of its metaphorical subterfuge. Today marks the film's release on a new Criterion Collection Blu-ray and DVD. Read the full post.

By |2015-07-01T12:26:23-04:00June 30th, 2015|Categories: Jaromil Jireš|Tags: , |2 Comments

Bohumil Hrabal: Rambling On: An Apprentice’s Guide to the Gift of the Gab

Dwight reviews Bohumil Hrabal's collection of stories, Rambling On: An Apprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab, translated from the Czech by David Short. Read the full post.

By |2014-05-27T01:58:11-04:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: Bohumil Hrabal|Tags: , |2 Comments