Something Different

    O necem jinem

    • Vera Chytilova
    • Czech Republic
    • 1963
    • 81 min
    • Top 10

    This debut from Věra Chytilová (1929-2014), one of the great innovators of Czechoslovakian cinema, is a blend of documentary and fiction about the lives of two women who at first sight appear to have little in common.

    Věra is a bored housewife with a defiant son and an unappreciative husband. She seeks an escape from the frustrations of her everyday life in an extramarital affair. The non-fiction storyline follows the successful and headstrong gymnast Eva Bosáková, who's in training for the 1962 World Championship in Prague. Her lack of motivation prompts her coach to take a tough line with her.

    With humor and empathy, the black-and-white film shows the women operating in a male-dominated culture that curtails their freedom. The refined editing, which runs one storyline into the other at unexpected moments, lends deeper significance to apparently trivial events and creates strong dynamics.


    • 81 min
    • black and white
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: Czech
    Vera Chytilova
    Ladislav Fikar for Filmové studio Barrandov, Bohumil Smída for Filmové studio Barrandov
    Jan Curík
    Miroslav Hájek
    Sound Design
    Miloslav Hůrka

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