|Thurs 2nd July||7.45pm|
Wry and tender, Jirí Menzel’s Oscar-winning Closely Observed Trains is a masterpiece of human observation and one of the best-loved films of the Czech New Wave. At a village railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia, a bumbling dispatcher’s apprentice longs to lose his virginity. Oblivious to the war and the resistance that surrounds him, this young man embarks on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery, encountering a universe of frustration, eroticism, and adventure within his sleepy backwater depot.
“Few European films are so affectionately remembered […] one of the pinnacles of the Czech New Waves of the 60s” Derek Malcolm, Guardian
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