Damn, Biette really creeps up on yah. Not a false beat in the film, but I feel like this would hit me harder on a second viewing.
35mm print - Anthology Film Archives
35mm print - FSLC
A total shock to the system. Visually, narratively, and pratically destructive...at least in terms of food waste.
As a Westerner I had a little touble understanding that last part without context. I then read an interview with Jitka Cerhová who said: "You can’t imagine how these scenes, where we threw down the table and the platters of a sumptuous banquet, were shocking in a country where people waited on line for hours in front of grocery stores."