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All My Good Countrymen
(Všichni dobří rodáci)
A film by Vojtech Jasný
Czechoslovakia, 1969


Winner of both the Best Director and the Jury Prizes at the 1969 Cannes Film Festival, Vojtěch Jasný's auto-biographical All My Good Countrymen is one of the wonders of the Czech New Wave - but also one of the least-known films from that miraculous era of Czech filmmaking. Completed barely before the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 it was immediately banned and never shown.
It's deceptively simple narrative weaves a complex tapestry around the interwoven lives and stories of a group of Moravian villagers immediately following the socialization of Czechoslovakia in 1948.

Director Vojtěch Jasný, hailed "the spiritual father of the Czech New Wave" by Miloš Forman, fled Czecholslovakia following the completion of this film and went into exile rather than recant.
A pronounced influence on later films like Edgar Reitz's Heimat and Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, Jasný's film remains a potent reminder of lives and idealism lost under totalitarianism.

The Girl from Hunan Still

"The film and the milieu it so precisely evokes are not so much nostalgic as they are powerfully remembered and irrevocably lost....
All My Good Countrymen reflects the curdled fury of a former true believer"
J. Hoberman, The Village Voice


"A work of great lyricism, humour and originality" Gary Tooze, DVD Beaver


"Extraordinary poetic... the masterpiece of Vojtěch Jasný - father of that brilliant flowering of Czechoslovak cinema" The New York Times


"Jasný’s lyrical masterpiece" Radio Praha

"A bitter-sweet, affectionate and pointed picture of a life many Czechs would have recognised. A key film from the Prague Spring" Time Out



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Horse Money

(Cavalo Dinheiro)
A film by Pedro Costa
Portugal, 2014




Horse Money is the stunning new film from award-winning director Pedro Costa.

The film follows Ventura - the enigmatic lead of Costa's earlier groundbreaking film Colossal Youth (2006) - as he traverses a seemingly endless night populated by the ghosts of his, and his country's, past. From the restless spirits that haunt this decaying urban landscape, Costa conjures a spellbinding and unclassifiable cinematic experience.

Winner of the Best Director prize at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival, and already featured in many worldwide critics' Top 10 Films of 2014 lists, Horse Money is a hauntingly beautiful contemplation of Portugal's tumultuous past and uncertain future from one of the true poets of contemporary European cinema.

The Girl from Hunan Still

"Costa has again made a singular docu-fiction hybrid that defies classification as readily as it reimagines the possibilities of cinema"
Scott Foundas, Variety

"A phantasmagorical vision... as sinister as anything from David Lynch or Costa's beloved Jacques Tourneur" The Hollywood Reporter

"Horse Money is yet another masterpiece from one of the world's greatest film artists"
Toronto International Film Festival

"A great and piercingly beautiful work of cinema" Film Society of Lincoln Center

"Somewhere between Rembrandt and Eraserhead... as visually alluring as it is psychologically resonant"





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