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Birds, Orphans and Fools

Vtackovia, siroty a blazni (Czechoslovakia)

Directed by:
Juraj Jakubisko
Cast:
Philippe Avron, Jiri Sykora, Magda Vasaryova
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2013
Category:
Synopsis:

This film reflects the hectic period of the Prague Spring and the Soviet invasion that followed in the summer of 1968. Three young people, orphans Yorick, Andrej and Marta, find themselves in a cynical and hopeless world of violence and disillusionment. They survive thanks only to their own foolishness - trying to play at freedom in a country that is not free, using an inner philosophy of joy and love.

Festivals
Cannes 1971

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