Sunday, October 21, 2012

World Cinema Guide: Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic (49 Greatest Films 1929-2005)


When I say ‘greatest’ in the title above I mean ‘most critically acclaimed, based on a consensus of opinion’ and for details of how I established that - and why this list only goes up to 2005 - please see ‘World Cinema Guide: Introduction’.

In the alphabetical table of contents at the right you will also find similar lists for other countries: World Cinema Guide China, World Cinema Guide France, World Cinema Guide Germany etc

Note that within this list there is in effect a ‘best of the best’ list: the most critically acclaimed 10-20% of films from this country are marked with a *.

1932 Extase* (Gustav Machaty)
1946 Muzi Bez Kridel (Frantisek Cap)
1950 Distant Journey (Alfred Radok)
1963 Cassandra Cat (Vojtech Jasny)
1963 Josef Kilian (Pavel Juracek, Jan Schmidt)
1963 The Cry (Jaromil Jires)
1964 Diamonds of the Night* (Jan Nemec)
1964 Everyday Courage (Evald Schorm)
1964 Peter and Pavla (Milos Forman)
1965 A Boring Afternoon (Ivan Passer)
1965 Intimate Lighting* (Ivan Passer)
1965 The Loves of a Blonde* (Milos Forman)
1965 The Shop on Main St* (Jan Kadar, Elmar Klos)
1966 A Report on the Party and Their Guests (Jan Nemec)
1966 Closely Observed Trains* (Jiri Menzel)
1966 Daisies* (Vera Chytilova)
1966 The Return of the Prodigal Son (Evald Schorm)
1967 Marketa Lazarova (Frantisek Vlacil)
1967 The Fireman's Ball* (Milos Forman)
1968 All My Countryman (Vojtech Jasny)
1968 Capricious Summer* (Jiri Menzel)
1968 End of a Priest (Evald Schorm)
1968 The Best Age (Jaroslav Papousek)
1968 The Deserter and the Nomads (Juraj Jakubisko)
1969 Larks on a String* (Jiri Menzel)
1969 The Ear (Karel Kachyna)
1969 The Joke (Jaromil Jires)
1982 Dimensions of Dialogue* (Jan Svankmajer)
1983 Down to the Cellar (Jan Svankmajer)
1985 My Sweet Little Village (Jiri Menzel)
1988 Alice* (Jan Svankmajer)
1991 The Elementary School (Jan Sverak)
1994 Faust* (Jan Svankmajer)
1994 The Ride (Jan Sverak)
1995 The Garden (Martin Sulik)
1996 Kolya* (Jan Sverak)
1997 Buttoners* (Petr Zelenka)
1998 Sekal Has to Die (Vladimir Michalek)
1999 Return of the Idiot (Sasa Gedeon)
2000 Divided We Fall (Jan Hrebejk)
2000 Greedy Guts (Jan Svankmajer)
2001 Autumn Spring (Vladimir Michalek)
2001 Dark Blue World (Jan Sverak)
2002 Year of the Devil (Petr Zelenka)
2003 Boredom in Brno (Vladimir Moravek)
2003 Zelary (Ondrej Trojan)
2004 Czech Dream (Vit Klusak, Filip Remunda)
2004 Up and Down (Jan Hrebejk)
2004 Wrong Side Up (Petr Zelenka)

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