The Cry (1964 film)

The Cry (Czech: Křik) is a 1964 Czechoslovak drama film directed by Jaromil Jireš. It was entered into the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.[1] It is often described as the first film of the Czechoslovak New Wave, a movement known for its dark humor, use of non-professional actors, and "art-cinema realism".[2] The film's events are ambiguous, leaving it to the viewer to determine whether the telling is objective or from a character's point of view.[2]

The Cry
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Directed byJaromil Jireš
Written byLudvík Aškenazy
Jaromil Jireš
StarringEva Límanová
CinematographyJaroslav Kučera
Josef Abrhám
Edited byJiřina Lukešová
Release date
  • 14 February 1964 (1964-02-14)
Running time
80 minutes



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Cry". Retrieved 28 February 2009.
  2. ^ a b Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell (1994). Film History: An Introduction. McGraw-Hill. p. 541. ISBN 0070064458.

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