More Views

Marketa Lazarova Marketa Lazarova

Be the first to review this product

Set in the 13th Century, this ambitious and multi-layered medieval epic with its nearly three-hour length, elliptical narrative and emphasis on symbol and metaphor, is a stunning work of cinema. Set in the 13th Century, this ambitious and multi-layered medieval epic with its nearly three-hour length, elliptical narrative and emphasis on symbol and metaphor, is a stunning work of cinema.
£13.99

Description

Details

Highly-acclaimed Czech film by Frantisek Vlacil, based on the novel by Vladislav Vancura, which is in turn inspired by a centuries-old Czech legend. Set in the Middle Ages against the backdrop of the shift from Paganism to Christianity, the film tells the story of the rivalry between two corrupt clans of pillaging feudal lords who regard themselves as noble knights, but are in reality a raping, robbing lot, slaves to the many superstitions that grip their land. Magda Vasaryova stars as Marketa Lazarova, whose misfortune begins when she is kidnapped and abused by three members of one of the clans: Kozlík (Josef Kemr) and his sons Mikolas (Frantisek Velecky) and Adam (Ivan Paluch).

When Marketa and Mikolas begin to fall in love, their affair is brutally ended. Highly-acclaimed Czech film by Frantisek Vlacil, based on the novel by Vladislav Vancura, which is in turn inspired by a centuries-old Czech legend. Set in the Middle Ages against the backdrop of the shift from Paganism to Christianity, the film tells the story of the rivalry between two corrupt clans of pillaging feudal lords who regard themselves as noble knights, but are in reality a raping, robbing lot, slaves to the many superstitions that grip their land. Magda Vasaryova stars as Marketa Lazarova, whose misfortune begins when she is kidnapped and abused by three members of one of the clans: Kozlík (Josef Kemr) and his sons Mikolas (Frantisek Velecky) and Adam (Ivan Paluch).

When Marketa and Mikolas begin to fall in love, their affair is brutally ended.

Extras

Booklet featuring a new essay on the film and Frantisek Vlacil by author/film programmer Peter Hames.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5060114150102
Catalogue Number SECONDRUN017
Year 1967
Director Frantisek Vlacil
Publisher(s) Second Run
Aspect ratio 1:1.78 (16:9) widescreen
Sound Dolby Mono
Subtitles English
Language(s) Czech
Running time 159 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate 15

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Tags