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Loves of a Blonde

 

 

Original title:
Lásky jedné plavovlásky
Slovenian title:
Plavolaskine ljubezni
Section:
RETRO: CZECH NEW WAVE

Country, year:
Czechoslovakia, 1965
Length:
90

Directed by:
Miloš Forman

Screenplay:
Miloš Forman, Jaroslav Papoušek, Ivan Passer, Václav Šašek
Cinematography:
Miroslav Ondříček
Music:
Evzen Illín
Subtitles:
Slovenian
Language:
Czech
Voting code:
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Cast:
Hana Brejchová (Andula), Vladimír Pucholt (Milda), Vladimír Menšík (Vacovský), Ivan Kheil (Manas), Jirí Hrubý (Burda), Milada Ježková (Mildina mati), Josef Šebánek (Mildin oce), Josef Kolb (Pokorný), Marie Salacová (Marie), Jana Nováková (Jana), Tána Zelinková (dekle), Zdena Lorencová (Zdena), Jan Vostrcil (porocnik), Antonín Blažejovský (Tonda)
Awards:
New York 1966, Karlovy Vary 2018


DateHourLocation 
Fri, 9.11.2018 19:00 Slovenian Cinematheque
Sat, 17.11.2018 17:00 Slovenian Cinematheque

Deli povezavo
Description:
Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, Loves of a Blonde rocketed Miloš Forman to international major-league stardom. This caustic comedy incorporates the core elements of Czech New Wave - ranging from humanitarianism and intimism to a broad spectrum of humour and extraordinary vitalism.

Women working in a shoe factory in a small Czech town are deprived of male company. They can only dream about men. The factory manager realises that the gender disparity is impairing productivity, so he comes up with a solution to their problems. He bargains with the army to send men to the area, to boost the morale of his young female workers, but these are reservists, unattractive and mostly married middle-aged men. A romance with member of a music band from Prague briefly relieves young Andula's ennui. But her dreams of romantic love are soon crushed.

"I learned that mixing professional actors and nonactors actually helped both groups, but you had to have actors who could stand up to the challenge of the unstudied, natural behaviour of nonactors, /…/ The cast of Loves of a Blonde was a perfect balance of actors and nonactors, and I remember those few months in Zruč in 1964 as some of my sunniest days in the movie business." (Miloš Forman)
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