STROP appears to foretell (retrospectively insists on foretelling) the emergence of an Eastern European New Wave in dialogue with its Western counterparts. Early Godard and early Rohmer will come to mind. The contemporaneous CLÉO DE 5 À 7 absolutely cannot help but come to mind (Marta Kanovská even resembles Corinne Marchand). It is easy to forget how much this sociohistorical moment pulsed w/ a sense of the New.
A very impressive critique of women's roles in society with a number of Chytilova's colleagues appearing (Milos Forman and a few others). At just over forty minutes running time, this shouldn't really count as a short as its worth is considerable as a feature-length film.