At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to liberate himself from his virginity. Wry and tender, Jirí Menzel's Academy Award-winning _Closely Watched Trains_ is a masterpiece of human observation.
16 mm, DVD
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, Věra Chytilová, Jaromil Jireš, Jan Němec, and Evald Schorm