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Second Run - Fruit of Paradise

Second Run - Fruit of Paradise
Product Code: SRDVD095
Availability: In Stock
Release Date: 13th April 2015
Price: £11.99
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Format DVD


Starring Jitka NovákováKarel NovákJan Schmid


Directed by Věra Chytilová






The late, great Czech filmmaker Věra Chytilová followed her iconic film Daisies (1966) with the even more extraordinary Fruit of Paradise. Examining issues of truth and lies, friendship and betrayals she creates, through a symbolic retelling of the Adam and Eve story, a ravishing tapestry of ideas, textures, and visual tropes set to composer Zdeněk Liška's incredible score.


As a result, Chytilová was condemned by the authorities for her 'vehicles of nihilism' and banned from filmmaking for several years. Acknowledged since as a key film of the Czech New Wave but unseen for many years, Fruit of Paradise is a cinematic tour de force of sound, colour and technique by a group of artists working at the peak of their powers.


Presented from a new HD digital transfer prepared by the Czech National Film Archive, the DVD also features Věra Chytilová's renowned 1961 graduation short film Ceiling (Strop), plus an exclusive new essay on the film by author Peter Hames.






• Presented from a new high-definition digital transfer prepared by the Czech National
  Film Archive.


• Věra Chytilová's renowned 1961 short film Ceiling (Strop).


• 20-page booklet featuring a new essay by author and film programmer Peter Hames.


• New and improved English subtitle translation.





Region: 0


Rating: 12


DVD Cat No: SRDVD 095


Barcode: 5060114150904


Duration: 95 minutes 


Language: Czech


Subtitles: English


Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1


Video: PAL / DVD9 


Audio: Mono 


Discs: 1