FRUIT OF PARADISE
OVOCE STROMU RAJSKÝCH JÍME
1970, 99 min, Czechoslovakia/Belgium, Dir: Věra Chytilová

A Palme d'Or nominee at Cannes, this striking feature would be writer-director Chytilová’s last for several years in the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. Prefaced with an experimental sequence in which colorfully treated images of Eden wash over the screen, the film tells a tale of temptation in which Eva (Jitka Nováková) and her husband visit a health spa, where she becomes fascinated by the mysterious Robert (Jan Schmid) – who may actually be a killer.


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