OHAYÔ (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959)

Although Yasujiro Ozu’s Good Morning certainly, if obliquely, refers to it, Good Morning isn’t a remake of Ozu’s silent I Was Born, But . . . (1932) in the way that his Floating Weeds (1959) is a remake of his silent Story of Floating Weeds (1934). In the Ozu œuvre it isn’t much of anything […]

TRANSPORT FROM PARADISE (Zbyněk Brynych, 1962)

“You’ll be quite a sensation in Auschwitz [II], my boy.” — officer to Jew boarding transport train from Theresienstadt to Birkenau Written by the director, Zbyněk Brynych, and Holocaust survivor Arnošt Lustig from Lustig’s book Night and Hope, Transport z ráje (best film, Locarno) is one of the most brilliant works of both the Czech […]