PANELSTORY
PANELSTORY ANEB JAK SE RODÍ SÍDLISTE
1980, 96 min, Czechoslovakia, Dir: Věra Chytilová

One of the unsung masterpieces of Vera Chytilová’s still largely obscure post-’60s career, this stingingly satiric yet deeply human tragicomedy surveys the everyday absurdity of existence in a ramshackle, perpetually-under-construction prefab housing complex: a monument to Communist idealism that, in its forlorn shoddiness, becomes a symbol of its failings. Blending slapstick gags with a jagged vérité visual style, Chytilová fashions a devastatingly funny portrait of life in a (literally) crumbling society. - Brooklyn Academy of Music


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