INTIMATE LIGHTING: THE LOVES OF A BLONDE

Miloš Forman

Lásky jedné plavovlásky

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Screening as part of the Czech New Wave season, April 8th to 30th. A multi-event pass is available in person or by phone at the IFI Box Office – 5 events for €45

Andula works at a shoe factory near Prague; at a dance held for local army reservists she meets and falls for Milda, a young piano player. Some days later she hitchhikes unannounced to Milda’s home where his exasperated parents are forced to reveal their uncertainty as to their son’s whereabouts. Displaying a canny ear for the rhythms of speech, Miloš Forman’s poignant tale of thwarted romantic idealism foregrounds long, semi-improvised and often highly amusing dialogue exchanges between the principals, for whom the director has clear sympathy in spite of their manifest flaws.

 

88 mins, 1965, Czechoslovakia, Black and White, 35mm, Subtitled

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