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Fruit of Paradise 12 rating

Věra Chytilová's symbolic retelling of the Adam and Eve story is a ravishing tapestry of ideas, textures, and visual tropes.

Drama 1969 99 mins

Director: Věra Chytilová


In Věra Chytilová's most experimental work, Zdeněk Liška's music, Joroslav Kučera's cinematography and Ester Krumbachová 's design combine in a unique celebration of form. The film is nominally based on the story of a murderer, with the characters symbolising Eve, Adam and the Devil against a background of the Garden of Eden.

While the narrative is challenging, the process of audience interaction is entirely pleasurable.