Wolf’s Hole

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CS 1986 | 92 Min | DCP
Metro Pleskow
Sa, 28.09. | 18:30
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Zusammen with The Seashell and the Clergyman.

In Wolf’s Hole, writer Daniela Fischerová and writer-director Věra Chytilová offer up a teen slasher film in 1980s Czechoslovakia. A group of eleven teenagers go to a skiing camp on a remote snowy mountain. But when they arrive, the stern instructors insist that there should only be ten teenagers. Who is the intruder?
Chytilová was an avant-garde filmmaker and a key contributor to the Czech New Wave. As such, the camerawork is experimental, actors range from accomplished to amateur, and the message is ideologically disruptive, exploring how groups of people without power are expected to conform to, not to question, the desires of their leaders. It also has a truly fabulous dead-girl-inside-a-snowman reveal.

Věra Chytilová
studied at FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) between 1957 and 1962. She was influenced by Cinema Vérité early on in her career. In 1969 Chytilová was forced to take a break from filming after the change of political situation in Czechoslovakia. She was allowed to make her next film only in 1976. She still developed her distinctive style.
Language OmeU
Director Věra Chytilová
Cast Miroslav Macháček, Tomáš Palatý, Štěpánka Červenková
Writer Daniela Fischerová, Věra Chytilová
Editing Jiří Brožek
Cinematography Jaromír Šofr
Metro Pleskow
Sa, 28.09. | 18:30