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Démanty noci

Jan Němec Czechoslovakia, 1964

Jason's rating of the film Diamonds of the Night

There have been no small number of breathtaking restorations made available of late, but to my mind that of DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT represents a new peak, and not only because Němec has meant so much to me for twenty years. A remarkable feat of preservation. The film has Buñuel's ants. There are the two others Bs (Bresson, Bergman). It exists on a continuum between Resnais and Nick Roeg. But it is a singular rapture.