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Films By Juraj Herz

The melodrama has been seen, by directors as disparate as Douglas Sirk and Orson Welles, as "the last form of tragedy in a bourgeois world". Whether or not we choose to accept such a claim, melodrama has for centuries provided theatre audiences with access to a world, where vice and virtue seem to ... Read more
After Munich, when the Sudetcnland became part of Germany, an adept of Tibetan lore who is convinced that his work of cremating the dead sets people free for a better after-life, is convinced by a Nazi friend that he has a drop of German blood and is a member of the new master race. From being a ... Read more
Juraj Herz is Czechoslovakia's chief creator of fables, fairy stories and parables. His previous works seen at the festival include the grotesque joke called The Cremator and the mordant and elaborate good and evil story Morgiana. Herz has staked out a film-making territory that could be called a ... Read more
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