sábado, 12 de novembro de 2022

Fruit of Paradise (Ovoce stromu rajských jíme), 1970


Vera Chytilova's Fruit Of Paradise, is a lost masterpiece of a film. Lost because Chytilova was not permitted to make any films for decades, after her first film Daisies(another gem), was censored and banned by the Soviet/Czech government. These films show us a new language in cinema, that never got to develop. Her use of sound alone in this film puts her on par with Godard and Leone, her use of color is unlike anything I have ever seen(the first 10 minutes in Eden are a luminous collage of images, patterns, and live actors), and her sense of story(arguably her least accessible trait) is like Bunuel or Svankmajor(her fellow Czech), albeit with a distinctly feminist, whimsicle, slapstick bent.

The story is an allegory of Adam and Eve, in a modern(made in 60's) Health Retreat. The action involves our heroin wandering the grounds where she becomes obsessed with a mysterious man in red, who may or may not be a killer. What follows is a fragmented story of awakening, it's pains and pleasures, but don't look more literally than that, like Lynch's Inland Empire, it's best to view this film topologically(on the surface), as an aesthetic object like a painting, rather than a cinematic tool for conveying a "message". Not that you cant or shouldn't get anything more out of this film, than a lesson in the expansive possibilities of film-making itself, but you get out of it, what you put into it. If you want to just watch the pretty colors, it's got that, if you want to argue about "ontological freedom and meaning", you could use this film as a trampoline, but that role rests here on the viewer. (Fonte IMDb)

Uma releitura experimental da estória de Adão e Eva que prossegue para uma demonstração alegórica da perda de inocência.

Filme com bastante visualizações no meu canal YouTube (REVISTA CINETV 2), sucessor do Momentex Videos. O canal REVISTA CINETV foi desabilitado pelas costumeiras trapalhadas do YouTube na questão de direitos autorais. O sistema deles de averiguação de copyright é capenga e depois joga a culpa no youtuber que não tem nada com isso. Moral da história: eles não admitem que um canal de filmes faça sucesso no YouTube. A diretora Vera Chytilová era da antiga Tchecoslováquia e faleceu recentemente em 2014. 

Directed by Vera Chytilová.

Cast: Jitka Nováková, Karel Novak, Jan Schmid

Subs: English

Existem muitos filmes de ótima qualidade e que não são mostrados pelos grandes canais de streaming, mas a grande maioria tem apenas legendas em Inglês, e muitas legendas em Português e Espanhol, quando existem, não estão devidamente sincronizadas. Dessa forma, sugiro que aprendam Inglês, que fica mais fácil.

LINK: https://youtu.be/8uoKEIS2MiY

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