dir. Michelangelo Antonioni | 1964 | 120 min. | Italian with English Subtitles
The story of a woman trying to survive in the modern world of cultural neurosis and existential doubt, Red Desert is Antonioni's first color film. It is renowned for its stunningly colored industrial landscapes which express the unease, alienation, and vivid perceptions of the main character. The film was awarded the Golden Lion at the 25th Venice Film Festival in 1964.
Jaromil Jireš | 1970 | 77 min. | Czech with English subtitles
This Czechoslovakian film combines horror and fantasy to tell a surreal, modern coming-of-age fairytale. It will be preceded by Czech animator Jan Švankmajer's short animated adaptation of The Castle of Otronto (Otrantský zámek, 1979), based on the first English gothic novel.