Part of the 30 Days in May challenge, 2014 edition
If asked what my favourite ‘wave’ is, I think I’d probably have to give my nod to Czechoslovakia. I've only seen a slight few from this movement; Jan Hrebejk’s 2000 Divided We Fall, and his 2004 Up and Down, are particular favourites. The Gold Standard for me, though, is Jiří Menzel’s 1966 Closely Watched Trains. I don’t know if I’ve seen any other film that was so cuttingly self critical, so metaphorically rich, and so wryly funny. I’m including Dr. Strangelove, one of my all time favourite films, in this comparison, too.
Well, I must say that I was rather pumped to see Milos Forman’s last native film before…