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    In a new supplement recorded in 2013 for the Criterion Collection, we catch up with Magda Vášáryová, who was a teenager when she played the title character in František Vlácil’s Czechoslovak New Wave landmark Marketa Lazarová. In this clip from that interview, the former actor (and current Slovakian political figure) talks about how she physically and emotionally prepared for her role as a young woman in the thirteenth century, and what it was like to work with Vlácil, who demanded a naturalistic performance—and a natural look.

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  • By LJ
    June 26, 2013
    11:29 PM

    Marketa is without a doubt one of most beautiful young women ever committed to celluloid. The new Criterion blu-ray is the way to experience this cinematic treasure. Great job!
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  • By Mithil Bhoras
    July 10, 2013
    05:02 AM

    There probably won't ever be a film like this. Ever!
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  • By LUjhelyi
    January 15, 2014
    11:56 PM

    I did not see this movie, but Magda Vasaryova is one of the best Slovakian actress.
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