Marketa Lazarová

Marketa Lazarová

Synopsis

Marketa Lazarová is a powerful and passionate medieval epic set in the mid-13th Century. Based on avant-garde writer Vladislav Vančura's novel, it follows the rivalry between two warring clans, the Kozliks and the Lazars, and the doomed love affair of Mikolas Kozlik and Marketa Lazarová. Re-creating an authentic world and as reminiscent of Tarkovsky and Kurosawa as it is of the rich tapestry of Czech fiction, this ambitious and multi-layered film is the crowning achievement of Vláčil's career and one of the undiscovered cornerstones of world cinema.

Special Features

- Essay on the film and František Vláčil by author/film programmer Peter Hames

Technical Specs

Director: František Vláčil
Year: 1967
Country: Czechoslovakia
Language: Czech
Duration: 159 min
Colour: B/W
Certificate: 15