Close Up

5 February 2016: Second Run: The Ear


The Ear
Karel Kachyňa
1970 | 91 min | B/W | Digital  

Part of Second Run’s strand of screenings at Close-Up, presenting a selection of the masterpieces from their catalogue, we are delighted to show Karel Kachyňa's The Ear. Mehelli Modi, founder of Second Run, will introduce the film.  

Although made in 1970, The Ear was immediately banned by the Czech authorities and remained unseen for twenty years, being finally released only after the Velvet Revolution took place in Czechoslovakia. This landmark film is an extraordinary mix of one of the most direct indictments of life under an oppressive totalitarian system and a not-so-private examination of a disintegrating marital relationship.