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13 February 2019: A Bagful of Fleas + Ceiling

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A Bagful of Fleas
Vera Chytilová, 1962, 43 min
Czech with English subtitles

In A Bagful of Fleas, young factory girls defying imposed rules are played by non-professionals and the film shot in a free-wheeling cinéma vérité style.

Ceiling
Vera Chytilová, 1963, 42 min
Czech with English subtitles

Chytilová's graduation project involves a young woman who quits medical school to become a model. Drawing on her own experiences as a "walking mannequin," Chytilová explores a world of repetitive rituals, and one woman's courage to escape it.


Part of our season on Vera Chytilová