LE MIROIR AUX ALOUETTES

By : Jan Kadar et Elmar Klos

With : Jozef Kroner Ida Kaminska, Frantisek Zvarik et Hana Slikova
Rep. tchèque, 1965, PAL, 4/3 - 125 mn
zone 2, N&B, mono
13.00 €


English title: A SHOP ON THE HIGH STREET
Original title: OBCHOD NA KORZE

Directed by : Jan Kadar et Elmar Klos

With : Jozef Kroner Ida Kaminska, Frantisek Zvarik et Hana Slikova
Czechoslovakia, 1965, PAL, 4/3 - 125 mn
zone 2, Black and white, mono

Polish Version with French subtitles

In 1942, in a small town of Czechoslovakia, the poor carpenter Tony Brtko is appointed "Aryanizator" of a small shop by his fascist brother-in-law Mark Kolkotsky. Tony finds that the store is owned by a deaf and senile seventy year-old widow called Rozalie Lautmann. The old lady is financially supported by the Jewish Community. Tony makes friends with Ms Lautmann and helps her in the store by repairing her furniture. When the Jews are expelled from the town by fascists, Tony decides to help the old lady.

A SHOP ON THE HIGH STREET has been funded by the authorities of Czechoslovakia (so have been all films under communism), produced at the Barrandov Film Studio in Prague, Czech Republic, and filmed with a Slovak cast on location in the town of Sabinov (north-eastern Slovakia) and on the Barrandov sound stage.

The film won the 1965 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and Kaminska was nominated in 1966 for Best Actress in a Leading Role. The film was also entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.

Bonus : Review by Romain Le Vern (12 min / 2008) – Booklet : Review of Jean-Louis Manceau
Preface to the CZECH AND SLOVAK CINEMA (ed. Centre Pompidou) by Jean-Loup Passek


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Le miroir aux alouettes
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