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Ovoce stromů rajských jíme

Věra Chytilová Czechoslovakia, 1970

Adam Whybray's rating of the film Fruit of Paradise

If you want to feel the skin of the forest leaves behind your eyeballs... deranged, cunning, giddy and intoxicating! A masterful surrealist allegory that makes you feel cinema is the most beautiful and powerful medium on earth. Even though the second half is marginally less relentlessly wonderful than the first, there is no way I could countenance giving this less than five stars. Honestly, a film to make love to.