THE VERY LATE AFTERNOON OF A FAUN
FAUNOVO VELMI POZDNÍ ODPOLEDNE
1983, 99 min, Czechoslovakia, Dir: Věra Chytilová

Chytilová’s third and final collaboration with writer-costume designer Ester Krumbachová - with whom she also co-scripted DAISIES and FRUIT OF PARADISE - is an unsparing portrait of an aging Don Juan who foolishly clings to youth by pursuing younger women. A pointed riposte to the libidinal wish-fulfillment fantasies peddled by so many male directors, this caustic comedy mercilessly skewers male vanity and gives women the last laugh.


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