CzechMate: In Search of Jiří Menzel is the title of an epic documentary recently released by the UK’s Second Run DVD. Director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur’s self-financed project was sparked by his love for one Menzel film and grew into a unique, 448-minute portrait of the Czechoslovak New Wave. I discussed it with Mehelli Modi of Second Run, a large part of whose catalogue comprises lovingly curated classic Czechoslovak films.


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