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Promotional Brochure for the Czech New Wave Classic

Ostre sledovane vlaky [Closely Watched Trains]. Promotional leaflet for Jiří Menzel's film, illustrated with stills from the movie.; Zivot kolem nas. Mala rada 12.

First edition. Prague: Propagační odd. Ústřední půjčovny filmů, [1966]. Quarto (29.7 × 20.8 cm). Single sheet, printed to recto and verso, folded three times to created a folding leaflet of [8] pp. Very good or better.

Rare promotional brochure for one of the finest examples of Czechoslovak New Wave film, the motion picture by Jiří Menzel based on Bohumil Hrabal's iconic coming-of-age story, set in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during WWII. The film went on to win the Best Foreign Language Oscar in 1968. Illustrated with fourteen photographic stills from the movie, including two full-page portraits of leading actors Václav Neckář and Jitka Bendová. Also features a short text by Hrabal about his novella, excerpts from letters to Hrabal, and a short interview with Neckář. Photography attributed to Jiří Stach.

Book ID: 50929

Price: $275.00