Closely Watched Trains

Czechoslovakia 1966 / 88 min. /  DCP & Blu-ray

Director → Jiří Menzel / Screenplay → Bohumil Hrabal, Jiří Menzel / Director of Photography → Jaromír Šofr / Set Designer → Oldřich Bosák / Editor → Jiřina Lukešová /Music → Jiří Šust / Cast → Václav Neckář, Jitka Bendová, Vladimír Valenta, Libuše Havelková, Josef Somr, Alois Vachek, Jitka Zelenohorská, Vlastimil Brodský, Ferdinand Krůta, Květa Fialová, Naďa Urbánková, Jiří Menzel, Jiří Kodet, František Husák and others

One of the most cherished Czechoslovak films of the 1960s, this was the recipient of the 1968 Oscar for Best Foreign Film. The feature debut of director Jiří Menzel is also celebrated at home as a milestone of cinema and as one of the key films of the country’s New Wave. The legendary adaptation of an exuberant yet delicate 1965 novella by Bohumil Hrabal tells the coming-of-age story of the young and inexperienced Miloš Hrma, who is serving as a station guard in central Bohemia at the close of World War II.