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United Kingdom
1962, 227 min

Section: Seven Close Encounters

  1K6 Friday 29/6 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema
  7D2 Thursday 5/7 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre

Martin Krejčí presents

Lean’s supreme mastery as a film director is manifested in this monumental epic, principally in the way he blended a character study of an ambiguous hero with a portrayal of complex historical events. The opulent production design, the composition of the battle scenes, the mesmerizing shots of the desert, the acting performances and compelling music brought the film seven Academy Awards plus the distinction of a work whose splendour is equal to its underlying message.


Synopsis

Martin Krejčí presents

“Because of the film’s director David Lean, because of the unprecedented deliberation reflected in the entire work’s composition and image, its epic character bordering on obsession, the utterly spellbinding story, the important and timeless theme – these are all the reasons I chose one of the finest films in cinematic history. For me it’s proof of the relativity of film time which, over a period of four hours, creates a sense that hours and minutes cease to exist and what’s left is a feeling which allows thought and experience to penetrate to the core in the most visceral way.”

This monumental epic reveals Lean’s genius as a director, primarily in the way he combined complex historical events with a character study of an ambiguous hero. The opulent production design, the composition of the battle scenes, the mesmerizing shots of the desert, the acting performances and compelling music brought the film seven well-deserved Academy Awards.

Zdena Škapová

About the director

David Lean (b. 1908, Croydon, Surrey, UK – 1991, London). Selected filmography: In Which We Serve (1942), This Happy Breed (1944), Brief Encounter (1945), Great Expectations (1946), Oliver Twist (1948), The Sound Barrier (1952), Hobson’s Choice (1954), Summer Madness (1955), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan’s Daughter (1970), A Passage to India (1984)

Contacts

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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Seven Close Encounters
   
Director: David Lean
Screenplay: T.E. Lawrence, Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson
Dir. of Photography: Freddie Young
Music: Maurice Jarre
Editor: Anne V. Coates
Art Director: John Stoll
Producer: Sam Spiegel
Production: Horizon Pictures Ltd.
Cast: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Omar Sharif
Sales: Park Circus Limited

Guests

Martin Krejčí

Film Director

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