Slnko v sieti (The Sun in a Net) Reviews
The most direct instances of one-on-one intermediation in the film are the interactions between the blind mother character, Stanislava Bla?ejová (Eli?ka Nosá?ová), and her two children, Bela (Jana Beláková) and Milo (Peter Lobotka). In a move that can speak more largely to how trustworthy facts are when received from a secondary source, Milo lies to his mother about how much he can see the solar eclipse?which he attempts to look at through a piece of burnt glass, another intermediary device. In reality, the solar eclipse was not very perceptible through the overcast sky. But, since she was unable to discern this herself, he instead gave her the type of information that he thought she would like to hear?that the sky was clear and beautiful. He lies to make conditions seem better to someone who has no way of knowing for herself whether or not the conditions are good or bad?a strategy that can be compared to the practice of government officials of making it seem like the state of the country is better than it actually is. Average citizens of Czechoslovakia would have to rely on superficial testimony from the government that everything was going good, rather than investigating the issues themselves. The Czechoslovakian people are as ?blind? as Mrs. Bla?ejová.
Thats my 2nd Czech new wave, brilliant.