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The Barnabas Kos Case

November 9 at 1:30 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall

Introduced by Rastislav Steranka

What happens to a humble triangle player when suddenly appointed official party director of his orchestra? The Barnabas Kos Case shapes this fanciful scenario into a droll and piercing plot. Slovak director Peter Solan and his collaborators belonged to the generation of the Czechoslovak New Wave, yet their film also bears the artistry and drive of a classical Hollywood narrative with a character arc that depicts how a minor musician turns cultural tyrant when touched by power. (Peter Solan, 1964, subtitles, 92 minutes) Rastislav Steranka is director, Slovak Film Institute, Bratislava

courtesy National Film Archive, Slovak Film Institute

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