Essential Cinema: Film as a Subversive Art


Directed by Gustav Machatý/Jean Genet

Czechoslovakia/France, 1932/50, 1h 56min, DCP, Czech with English subtitles.

Essential Cinema  Film as a Subversive Art

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752


General Public
$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere.

Student discount: $4 off (only available at the box office with valid student ID)

“One of the great works of the poetic cinema, a sensuous story of passion and desire”
—Amos Vogel

Condemned by the censors, this towering testament to passion stars pre-Hollywood Hedy Lamarr as a newlywed who, after discovering her older husband’s impotence, moves on to a virile younger man with unforeseen consequences. Screening with Jean Genet’s queer classic, UN CHANT D’AMOUR. Newly restored.


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