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Movie Poster of the Week: "Oh, That Nastya!"

Czech movie poster design often takes a back seat to the amazing Poles, and its golden age (the 1960s and early 70s) was a lot shorter, but in some ways I prefer it. Whereas Polish movie posters are often head-scratchingly surreal and mostly hand-painted, the Czech school relied a lot more on photomontage and typography. The results are often charming and kooky, never more so than in this superb mish-mash of media for the 1972 Soviet gymnastic comedy Oh, That Nastya! (a film more famous in Russia today, I have it on good authority, for its theme song).

UPDATE: The opening credits of the film (with Nastya doing some kind of Banksy job on her mother’s kitchen) can be seen and the theme song can be heard here.

Posteritati is running a special one-week offer on Czech posters for Auteurs readers. Take a look at their superb collection of original posters here, and use the coupon code CZECH25 at checkout to get 25% off any Czech poster. (UPS ground shipping is free on orders over $100.) The offer is valid through Friday May 7th.

To whet your appetite here are a couple more highlights. Many thanks to Stanley Oh and Sam Sarowitz.

That SOLARIS poster rools, Adrian: thanks!
Russian gymnastics comedies are the best.
That is a brilliant “Solaris” poster… do you know where I could buy a print of it? :)

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