Melbourne Cinémathèque 2019 The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present

Battalion

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Upon discovering his wife’s infidelity, a lawyer becomes a fixture at “Battalion”, a seedy bar in old Prague where he is embraced as a champion of society’s outcasts.

This late silent film, presented with an outstanding new score by Kryštof Mařatka, is an early high-water mark for social-realist cinema, yet impressionistic in depicting its hero’s decline.

Short film screening in this session

Documentary

Aimless Walk (1930)

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