LA TRADIZIONE CINEMATOGRAFICA CECOSLOVACCA
Czechoslovak film tradition
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This work focuses on the cinematographic movement Czechoslovak “new wave” and on its critical reading. Furthermore there is the analysis of the work of filmmakers Czechs and Slovaks as well as styles and poetics of a movement strongly characterized by the historical-political period in which it was born. This study was born thanks to an interview the author made with the most important Slovak film critic, Václav Macek, Director of Slovak Film Institute and professor of film history at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. The interview was a living experience of the "new wave" in Czechoslovakia, explaining the birth and the development of the movement. There are various aspects of the Czechoslovak new wave, and topics that have been included in the article, so that it can be schematically illustrated in its key points: 1. the features of the Czechoslovak film tradition, especially in the 30s; Czechoslovak culture and society in the 60s, with references to the Prague Spring as a political and cultural scene that allowed the birth of a new course of national cinema; 2. an overview of the first wave of the Nová vlna, composed primarily by Ján Kadár, Elman Klos and Štefan Uher, considered by Václav Macek, the father of the movement; the influence of Italian neorealism, with reference to the work of Jaromil Jireš, Evald Schorm and Miloš Forman.
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