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
• 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.
DVD Cat No: SRDVD 095
Duration: 95 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Video: PAL / DVD9