The Shop on Main Street [Obchod na korze]

Kadar, Jan, Elmar Klos (directors, screenwriters)
Ladislav Grosman (story, screenwriter)
Ida Kraminska, Jozef Kroner (starring)

Prague: Filmove studio Barrandov, 1965. Re-release herald for the 1965 Czechoslovakia film "The Shop on Main Street," with four image from the film, and text in both Czech and English.

Based on the 1962 short story "The Trap" by screenwriter Ladislav Grosman, and one of the comparatively few films from the Czechoslovak New Wave filmed in the Slovak as opposed to the Czech language. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film, with an additional nomination for Ida Kraminska for Best Actress.

A Slovak man is given a sewing notions shop owned by an elderly Jewish woman as part of the government's Aryanization program. He doesn't have the heart to tell her, and pretends to be her new employee. The two form a bond, which is tested when the authorities begin rounding up the town's Jewish population.

6.5 x 4.5 inches, accordion folded, opens to 37.5 x 4.5 inches. Fine.

Criterion Collection 130.

[Book #138323]