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47 Ratings



Directed by Věra Chytilová
Czechoslovakia, 1962
Avant-Garde, Short


Věra Chytilová’s graduation film from FAMU, “Ceiling” (Strop) 1962, was a witheringly funny look at men’s exploitation of women as models.

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Ceiling Directed by Věra Chytilová

Critics reviews

Below the fashion milieu’s image of glamor and sophistication lies an environment of harassment, entrapment, and exploitation that has to be endured by the models. Ceiling brings this idea to the forefront and amplifies it, combining Chytilová’s taste for formal and narrative experimentation with her incisive critical eye.
April 16, 2018
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