David and Trevor are back with The Eclipse Viewer 31: Pearls of the Czech New Wave Part I. Read the full post and get the link to the podcast.
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.
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.
Trevor reviews Michal Ajvaz's The Other City, translated from the Czech by Gerald Turner.
Trevor reviews Milan Kundera's 1984 novel, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim.