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Varhaník u sv. Víta

Martin Frič Czechoslovakia, 1929

francisca bacon's rating of the film The Organist at St. Vitus' Cathedral

A silent cathedral is just a metaphor for heavens. Once filled with music, it’s a synecdoche, part of the sky, a memento that its architectural body has the ambivalence of Christly embodiment: both human and divine. To this place of polysemous openness an organist runs to allay anxieties. When his soul is crippled, his body refuses to play. A fugitive nun’s life story will begin here. Her hasty accusations contradict