Sister Cities Festival: Film Marketa Lazarová
SISTER CITIES FESTIVAL
Celebrate Arizona’s international partners in Arizona Opera’s Sister Cities Festival. Rusalka premiered in Prague, and that cultural capital is one of Arizona’s many international Sister Cities. Join us as we explore Arizona’s diverse international partners and learn how their stories—and fairytales—bring us together as a global community.
n its native land, František Vláčil’s Marketa Lazarová has been hailed as the greatest Czech film ever made; for many U.S. viewers, it will be a revelation. Based on a novel by Vladislav Vančura, this stirring and poetic depiction of a feud between two rival medieval clans is a fierce, epic, and meticulously designed evocation of the clashes between Christianity and paganism, humankind and nature, love and violence. Vláčil’s approach was to re-create the textures and mentalities of a long-ago way of life, rather than to make a conventional historical drama, and the result is dazzling. With its inventive widescreen cinematography, editing, and sound design, Marketa Lazarová is an experimental action film.
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