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The Joke

Jaromil Jireš’s brilliant adaptation of Milan Kundera’s novel tells the fragmentary tale of a man expelled from the Communist Party because of a political joke.

Jaromil Jireš Czechoslovakia, 1969
DVD

Pearls of the Deep

A manifesto of sorts for the Czech New Wave, this five-part anthology shows off the breadth of expression and the versatility of the movement’s directors.

Jiří Menzel… Czechoslovakia, 1966
DVD

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders

A girl on the verge of womanhood finds herself in a sensual fantasyland of vampires, witchcraft, and other threats in this eerie and mystical movie daydream.

Jaromil Jireš Czechoslovakia, 1970
Blu-ray, DVD