Ecstasy and Irony: Czech Cinema, 1927–1943

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"Czech cinema is known today largely for the extraordinary creative flowering, known as the Czechoslovak New Wave, that took place during a relaxation of Soviet domination in the 1960s, producing such major artists as Milos Forman and Ivan Passer. But before (and even during) World War II, Czechoslovakia was home to a highly sophisticated and formally advanced film industry. ... [This] program looks at the wide range of that prewar achievement." —MoMA