Film Stills from Karel Kachyna’s “Long Live The Republic” (1965)

“In a certain sense the past is far more real, or at any rate more stable, more resilient than the present. The present slips and vanishes like sand between the fingers, acquiring material weight, only in its recollection.”

— Andrei Tarkovsky, from Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema, trans. Kitty Hunter-Blair (University of Texas Press, 1986)