The Shop on Main Street

Kadar Elmar Klos (directors, screenwriters)
Ladislav Grosman (screenwriter)
Ida Kaminska, Jozef Kroner, Hana Slivkova, Martin Holly (starring)

N.p. Filmove studio Barrandov, 1965. Vintage studio still photograph of actress Ida Kami ska from the 1965 film.

Based on the 1962 short story "The Trap" by screenwriter Ladislav Grosman. 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.

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.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #158863]