THE EAR (Karel Kachyňa, 1970)

Soon after the 1968 Soviet invasion that crushed reforms which had liberalized the state, Karel Kachyňa’s Ucho bravely addressed the atmosphere of fear that had overrun Czechoslovakia. A corrosive satire of paranoia and of all that justifies this paranoia, somewhat in the Polanski mold, the black-and-white Czech film marshals expressionistic and surrealistic techniques to create […]