Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ovoce stromu rajských jíme aka Fruit of Paradise (1970)

Welcome to the fantastic world of Czech director Vera Chytilová.
You haven't taken pills and this is not a psychedelic film.
There are layers of image on top of image with fast camera cuts.
It's about the story of Adam and Eve into a modern and illustrated way.
They have fun at God's place until devil appears with the form of a middle aged man.
Devious as he is, he will try to put the evil ideas through them and separate the couple offering temptations at both of them.
The plot goes deep as it gets more and more surreal and philosophical.
It is an extraordinary movie lost in time because it was censored and banned by the Soviet/Czech government.
Another masterpiece of Czech cinema!

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