11.09. KinoKlub – Postřižiny / Cutting It Short (1980)


…. náš KinoKlub NEKONČÍ! Provedeme vás tím nejlepším českým undergroundem. Pro každé Monday movie night vybíráme filmy, které “musíte vidět”. Všechny jsou v originálním znění s anglickými titulkami.

Vstup volný, morálka taky-kouření uvnitř povoleno
Bar bude plný dobrých tekutých dobrot a hromady popcornu zajištěny

KAŽDÉ pondělí začínáme:
– 19:30 doors open
– 21: 00 kraťasem/návnadou/zahřívačkou
– 21:20 hlavasové (důvod, proč jsme opravdu přišli)

HOW IS is it going with the KinoKlub?
….. we are continuing with every Monday screening for you.
Each film shown has been carefully selected to introduce you to the art of ‘kino’ from Czech.
These are films you simply MUST SEE if you are to get onto the underground soul of this mentality.
We have movies which are true cult classics in every sense. This may also help you to improve your Czech since every film is in the original format but with English subtitles.
There is no fee to enter, though seating is limited to first come basis. Doors from 19.30. With a short film first from around 21.00, then an explanation regarding the importance of each film before we show the main feature. There will be an intermission half way through the main film & we are sure to finish the viewing by last trams.

Postřižiny / Cutting It Short (1980)

Cutting It Short (Czech: Postřižiny) is a 1980 Czechoslovak comedy film directed by Jiří Menzel. It is based on the novel Postřižiny by Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal. The story is set in a brewery in a Czech small town.
The film is an evocation of the childhood memories of Bohumil Hrabal in his provincial town of Nymburk, dominated by the local brewery. The main actors of the film, uncle Pepin and Maryška, are based on real family members of Hrabal: Maryška on his mother and uncle Pepin on his real uncle, who came to stay two weeks in the town but remained for forty years. His spontaneous stories influenced a lot Hrabal’s literary work.
The film was entered into the main competition at the 38th edition of the Venice Film Festival.
According to the film critic and historian Peter Hames, Cutting It Short, which frequently quotes or refers to silent comedy, is one of the best post-Tati comedies.

Theodor Pištěk designed the costumes for the film.

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