Presented from a brand new 2K restoration, the legendary The Miraculous Virgin is one of Slovak's cinema's most admired and controversial works.
Adapted by The Sun in a Net director Štefan Uher from the renowned 1944 novella by Dominik Tatarka, the film is an exquisite, surreal odyssey through the Slovak art scene of the 1960s. The mysterious Anabella (Knife in the Water's Jolanta Umecka) casts a spell over a group of young artists to become their muse, awakening desires and providing inspiration. Few works have embraced or expressed the notion of artistic fervour as wholeheartedly as The Miraculous Virgin.
Second Run present Štefan Uher’s The Miraculous Virgin on region-free Blu-ray and DVD editions which also includes Uher's breathtaking 1959 short film Marked by Darkness (Poznačení tmou), an all- new documentary about the film and its legacy produced by the Slovak Film Institute, and a rare vintage featurette 'Looking for Anabella' - a short archival documentary on the filmmaker's search for the titular lead - plus a booklet with a new essay on the film by Michal Michalovič.
"An undeniably beautiful, interesting, and unique film, that shows us the wonders of imagination"
- Bonjour Tristesse
"Every image stirring and exciting, an immersive experience that deserves far more recognition than it has received... The film is poetry, hard to capture in prose"
- Wonders in the Dark
"The first Czech or Slovak film of the 1960s to explore the common inheritance of Surrealism"
- Peter Hames, Czech and Slovak Cinema
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