Fruit of Paradise

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Fruit of Paradise
Fruit of Paradise FilmPoster.jpeg
DVD cover
Directed by Věra Chytilová
Produced by Bronka Ricquier
Written by Věra Chytilová
Ester Krumbachová
Starring Karel Novák
Cinematography Jaroslav Kučera
Edited by Miroslav Hájek
Release date
  • 31 July 1970 (1970-07-31)
Running time
99 minutes
Country Czechoslovakia
Language Czech

Fruit of Paradise (Czech: Ovoce stromů rajských jíme) is a 1970 Czechoslovak avant-garde drama film directed by Věra Chytilová. It was entered into the 1970 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film is an adaptation of the Adam and Eve story. This was Chytilová's last film before she was placed on an eight-year ban by the Czechoslovak Government.[2]


The film focuses on Eva, Josef, and her infatuation with the mysterious Robert.


Fellow Czech screenwriter and costume designer Ester Krumbachová collaborated with Chytilová on the screenplay, costumes, and decor.[3]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Fruit of Paradise". Retrieved 11 April 2009. 
  2. ^ Bergan, Ronald (March 14, 2014). "Vera Chytilová obituary". Guardian News and Media. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Bird, Daniel. "Can We Live with the Truth? Věra Chytilová's Ovoce stromů rajských jíme". Central Europe Review. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 

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