From 22.03. To 29.06.2016.

Selection of films from 1966

Fifty-Year-Olds... The War Is Over


In the continued program of Fifty-Year-Olds, films that have been made fifty years ago or exactly in 1966, we are showing several titles that aged extremely well and are similar to exquisite old wine – with each passing year their color, taste and bouquet becomes better every year while for some of them, after each repeated viewing, their weaknesses, that could have been noticed at the time of their premiere, become more evident. We have films from several different countries – from the great American film history come Nichols’ famous film Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, and Greek Zorba, directed by the Greek director Michael Cacoyanis in American production that was adored by audiences worldwide; across French films Farenheit 451 and Resnais’ The War is Over, Claire’s The Lace Wars, war comedy of situation and error, The Battle of Algiers by the Italian director Pontecorvo to Wings directed by the modernist of Soviet film, Ukrainian director Larisa Shepitko. Buñuel’s master-piece Belle de jour, besides being one of his best films is also one of his most popular, which was undoubtedly caused by its main star – Catherine Deneuve, at the time a twenty-three year old girl. We will also show two films from Great Britain from 1966 – A Man for All Seasons, awarded with six Oscars, Losey’s film adaptation of the comic book Modesty Blaise and Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain.

Films in cycle


(Sedmikrásky, Czech Republic, 1966)

Directed by: Vera Chytilová
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jaroslav Kucera

Two girls, both named Marie, decide that the world is a wicked place and that they should become evil too.  In a series of different adventures they prove to be extremely spoiled and over-confident while they cater to each of their desires and instincts. They use an older man who takes them to dinner. They see food, men, clothes and everything else as and for their own entertainment and they enjoy consuming them as much as they take pleasure in destroying them. They do not take anything ser...

digital, b/w, color, 74 min
Wednesday 23.03.2016 AT 21:00
Tuesday 22.03.2016 AT 19:00

Closely Watched Trains

(Ostre sledované vlaky, Čehoslovačka, 1966)

Directed by: Jirí Menzel

This is a comedy about a young employee of the Czechoslovakian railway in the time of WW II. Miloš Hrma starts to work at a railway station in a village and in due time he should advance to the position of a train dispatcher. His boss is more interested in pigeons than trains and the train dispatcher Hubičk in women. Miloš’s girlfriend Maša is a conductress and he has trouble relating to her so he needs some help when it comes to his love life. The film won an Oscar a...

b/w, 93 min
Friday 25.03.2016 AT 19:00
Tuesday 22.03.2016 AT 21:00

The Return of the Prodigal Son

(Návrat ztraceného syna, Czech Republic, 1967)

Directed by: Evald Schorm
PHOTOGRAPHY: Frantisek Uldrich

The hero of the film is Jan, a young engineer who is admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment. At a glance he has a fine life: a good job, beautiful wife and daughter but nevertheless, he recently tried to commit suicide. His therapist talks to him and his friends in an attempt to find the reason behind his dissatisfaction with life. It seems as if nobody knows what the problem could be. However, it seems that his wife Jana could be the key to understanding him… 

digital, b/w, 103 min
Saturday 26.03.2016 AT 19:00
Wednesday 23.03.2016 AT 19:00

No Shooting Time for Foxes

(Schonzeit für Füchse, Germany, 1966)

Directed by: Peter Schamoni

The heroes of the film are two young men in late twenties who have spent part of their childhood during WW II. IN post-war Germany they do not trust the older generation and resist social conventions that are expected of them. One of them lives on a farm of his parents and does not do anything at all, and the other works as a journalist in Düsseldorf. Together they spend their time hunting and cynically criticizing life in modern Germany. This feature debut by Peter Schamoni won the Silver...

digital, b/w, 92 min
Friday 25.03.2016 AT 21:00
Thursday 24.03.2016 AT 19:00


(Germany, 1965)

Directed by: Herrmann Zschoche

In post-war Germany young Karla gets a job as a professor in a high school. She is fresh from school herself and besides teaching the kids the required curriculum, she wants to instruct them how to think critically and independently. Because of her approach to teaching and a close and tolerant relationship to her students, she gets in trouble with the school’s administration, especially the school’s inspector. She finds support from the fisherman Kaspar who gave up on a career of a j...

digital, b/w, 128 min
Monday 04.04.2016 AT 21:00
Saturday 02.04.2016 AT 19:00

Yesterday Girl

(Abschied von gestern - (Anita G.), Germany, 1966)

Directed by: Alexander Kluge
PHOTOGRAPHY: Thomas Mauch, Edgar Reit

Director’s sister plays the young Anita who emigrated from East Germany to the West and is trying to find her place in the new environment. She hopes for a better life, but soon runs into trouble with the law. She becomes her boss’ lover but leaves him and the job when she gets falsely accused of stealing. She does not manage to find her place in the former communist or the contemporary society and becomes a drifter. This film won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

digital, b/w, 88 min
Monday 04.04.2016 AT 19:00
Saturday 02.04.2016 AT 21:00

Born in '45

(Jahrgang '45, Germany, 1965)

Directed by: Jürgen Böttcher

We follow the relationship of a young couple from East Berlin during the year 1965. Even though Alfred and Lisa got married a few months ago, they are already thinking about divorce. Al sis afraid that he might be losing his freedom and leaves for a few days. Then he decides to move out of their apartment on Prenzlauer Berg, returns to his mother and rides around town on his motorbike and meets with friends. This is the only feature film by Jürgen Böttcher and it exist only as a worki...

digital, b/w, 100 min
Thursday 07.04.2016 AT 21:00
Wednesday 06.04.2016 AT 19:00

Young Torless

(Der junge Törless, Germany, 1966)

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff

This is the first feature film by the director Volker Schlöndorff and the film adaptation of Robert Musil’s novel. The story takes place in an Austrian military school at the beginning of the 20th century. The main character is Thomas Törless, a young man who witnessed a sadistic abuse of one of the students by two of Thomas’ friends. The director won the critics’ award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1966.

digital, b/w, 87 min
Thursday 07.04.2016 AT 19:00
Wednesday 06.04.2016 AT 21:00


(Croatia, 1966 | Mjesto prikazivanja filma: Centar za kulturu i informacije Maksimir (ul. Lavoslava Švarca 18))

Directed by: Zvonimir Berković
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tomislav Pinter

Every Sunday, lonely bachelor and refined judge Mladen goes to play chess with his friend, sculptor Feđi. Slowly, he engages in a love affair with Neda, Feđa's wife, and almost invisibly, a love triangle forms. Chess board is the central part of the film, as moves on the board reflect emotions of the characters... Zvonimir Berković's debut film, the first and the only Croatian chamber film, the classic of Croatian cinema, whose film structure was built on the principle of the musical form rondo....

b/w, 94'
Wednesday 20.04.2016 AT 21:00

Zorba the Greek

(Alexis Zorbas, USA, Great Britain, Greece, 1964)

Directed by: Mihalis Kakogiannis
PHOTOGRAPHY: Walter Lassally

An uptight Englishman Basil, writer who has not written a word in a long time, finds out that he inherited a small coal mine in Greece. Basil travels to Greece to open the mine and while waiting for the boat he meets the temperamental Alexis Zorba. Zorba, a man who truly enjoys life, promises to Basil to be his guide. While learning about Greece and the Greeks, Basil’s worldview changes and he begins to enjoy his life. In 1965, the film won three Oscars.

b/w, 141'
Tuesday 21.06.2016 AT 19:15
Saturday 21.05.2016 AT 19:00

The Battle of Algiers

(La battaglia di Algeri, Italy, Alžir, 1966)

Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo
PHOTOGRAPHY: Marcello Gatti

This is a historical war drama med in the documentarist style. It follows the events in the capital of Algiers during the fight for independence from France from 1954 to 1957. One of the protagonists is Ali who advanced from a small-time crook to one of the leading members of the Algerian National Liberation Front. The French caught him in 1957 and the film consist of his memories of the fight for independence.

b/w, 121'
Thursday 23.06.2016 AT 21:00
Tuesday 31.05.2016 AT 19:00

A man for all seasons

(UK, 1966)

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

This is a historical drama from the 16th century focused on Sir Thomas Moore. King Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife Catherine of Aragon in order to marry Anne Boleyn. Since he is a catholic he has to get the permission for divorce from the Pope himself. Moore is a catholic with strict moral standards and is opposed to the king’s request. However, the king is persistent and Moore is in danger due to his rigid moral principles. The film won 6 Oscars.

color, 120'
Friday 24.06.2016 AT 19:15
Tuesday 14.06.2016 AT 19:00

Modesty Blaise

(Great Britain, 1966)

Directed by: Joseph Losey
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jack Hildyard

This is a film adaptation of Jim Holdaway’s comic book. The main character is a secret agent, Modesty Blaise, whose services are required by the British government after they find out that the famous criminal Gabriel plans to steal a shipment of diamonds intended for a sheik from the Middle East. Modesty and her assistant Willie set off to stop the villain but they do not know that Gabriel already has plans for them. ..

color, 35 mm, 109 min
Friday 24.06.2016 AT 21:00
Wednesday 15.06.2016 AT 19:00

The Lace Wars

(Les fêtes galantes, France, 1966)

Directed by: René Clair
PHOTOGRAPHY: Alexandru David, Daniel Diot, Grigore Ionescu, Christian Matras

In the 18th century, after the defeat from prince de Beaulieu, marshal d'Alemberg closes himself in a fortress with his army and his niece, princess Hélène. On the other hand, the military that is besieging them is having fun. While they are waiting for the enemy in the fortress to be chased outside by lack of food, they organize performances starring the Divine Actress. Thus, in the squalor of war there are conflicts and love intrigues intertwined.

color, 35 mm, 90 min
Saturday 25.06.2016 AT 19:00
Wednesday 15.06.2016 AT 21:00

Torn Curtain

(USA, 1966)

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

At the time of the Cold War, American physicist Michael Armstrong travels to Europe to attend a conference with his fiancée. To her great surprise, he goes to East Berlin and it seems he intends to defect. Nevertheless she does not give up on him and starts to follow him. However, she does not realize that Armstrong is in fact a spy on a secret mission. During his stay in East Germany all of his activities are monitored by Gromek, his “guide”. Armstrong’s plan for return...

color, 128'
Saturday 25.06.2016 AT 21:00
Thursday 16.06.2016 AT 19:00

Belle de jour

(France, 1967)

Directed by: Luis Buñuel

Séverine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. Even though she loves her husband, she is bored with her marriage and totally sexually disinterested in her husband. Soon, she starts having lively sexual fantasies, which she quickly starts to turn into reality when she gets a job as a prostitute in a nearby bordello. Her professional name is Belle de jour. Or is this just her fantasy? This film won the Golden lion in Venice in 1967.  

color, 100'
Monday 27.06.2016 AT 19:00
Thursday 16.06.2016 AT 21:00

Fahrenheit 451

(Great Britain, 1966)

Directed by: François Truffaut

This is a film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s sci-fi novel. The story takes place in the future in a world in which owning and reading books is strictly forbidden. Firefighters are, instead of fires, in charge of burning of books. People spend their time high on drugs in front of television. In such a totalitarian society, a firefighter Guy Montag develops an interest in reading books…

color, 112'
Monday 27.06.2016 AT 21:00
Friday 17.06.2016 AT 19:00

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

(USA, 1966)

Directed by: Mike Nichols
PHOTOGRAPHY: Haskell Wexler

Middle aged married couple, Martha and George, invite a younger couple, biology professor Nick and his wife Honey, for a nightcap. Martha and George’s already highly charged relationship is further fueled by excessive alcohol consumption, and the young couple involuntarily becomes involved in their fights and games, mutual accusations and fierce verbal exchanges. The fact that George is an associate history professor at a university where Martha's father is the President adds an extra dimension...

b/w, 131'
Tuesday 28.06.2016 AT 19:00
Friday 17.06.2016 AT 21:00

The War is Over

(La guerre est finie, France, 1966)

Directed by: Alain Resnais

The protagonist of the film is Diego, a revolutionary in exile who is taking part in actions against Francisco Franco. Very often he travels from Paris to Spain under a different name. When returning from one of such trips he gets stopped at the border and his real identity is almost uncovered. Thanks to the daughter of the man whose name and passport he is using, he gets saved. When he tries to warn his comrades about potential danger, they think he is exaggerating. He is tired of failure, gets...

b/w, 35 mm, 121 min
Wednesday 29.06.2016 AT 19:00
Monday 20.06.2016 AT 21:00


(Krilja, USSR, 1966)

Directed by: Larisa Jefimovna Šepitko
PHOTOGRAPHY: Igor Slabnevich

This is the feature film debut by Larisa Yefimovna Shepitko that she made immediately after graduating from the Russian Institute for Cinematography. The protagonist of the film is Nadezhda Petrukhina, famous war pilot from WW II who ties to endure the boring everyday life after the war. She works as a headmistress of a school and is well-respected but for some reason she is unhappy and dissatisfied.

b/w, 35 mm, 85 min
Tuesday 28.06.2016 AT 21:15
Thursday 23.06.2016 AT 19:00
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