Avant-garde to New Wave: Czechoslovak Cinema, Surrealism and by Jonathan L. Owen

By Jonathan L. Owen

The cultural liberalization of communist Czechoslovakia within the Sixties produced many inventive accomplishments, now not least the prestigious motion pictures of the Czech New Wave. This move observed filmmakers use their new freedom to interact with traditions of the avant-garde, specially Surrealism. This ebook explores the avant-garde's impression over the recent Wave and considers the political implications of that effect. The shut research of chosen movies, starting from the Oscar-winning Closely saw Trains to the aesthetically tough Daisies, is contextualized by means of an account of the Czech avant-garde and a dialogue of the movies' fast cultural and political background.

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