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Intimate Lighting

 

 

Original title:
Intimní osvetlení
Slovenian title:
Intimna svetloba
Section:
RETRO: CZECH NEW WAVE

Country, year:
Czechoslovakia, 1965
Length:
71

Directed by:
Ivan Passer

Screenplay:
Ivan Passer, Jaroslav Papoušek, Václav Šašek
Cinematography:
Miroslav Ondříček, Josef Strecha
Music:
Josef Hart, Oldrich Korte
Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Czech
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Zdenek Bezušek (Peter), Karel Blažek (Bambas), Miroslav Cvrk (Kaja), Vera Kresadlová (Stepa), Dagmar Redinová (mlada Marie), Jaroslava Štedrá (Marie), Karel Uhlík (lekarnar), Vlastimila Vlková (babica), Jan Vostrcil (dedek)
Awards:
Karlovy Vary 1965, National Society of Film Critics Award USA 1970


DateHourLocation 
Wed, 14.11.2018 19:00 Slovenian Cinematheque
Sun, 18.11.2018 17:00 Slovenian Cinematheque

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Description:
A melancholy minimalist comedy, Intimate Lighting is a prominent example of the 1960s Czech New Wave; ranked among the top ten domestic films of all time. Passer's debut feature is his only feature-length film to have been shot in Czechoslovakia.

In this original sad comedy, two former classmates, both musicians, meet in a small town after ten years: one is a member of the regional symphony orchestra, the other made it to the director of a local music school, building a family villa and playing at funerals… They get involved in some daring exploits, including a possible symphony concert.

"When casting Intimate Lighting, which was about a group of friends who play music together, I had to decide whether to have actors pretending to play instruments, or musicians who I could get to act. I settled for non-actors. We were at a music school, and I literally grabbed the principal in the corridor and asked him if he would play the lead role of the cellist. At first he didn't want to do it, but after he had read the script, he said, 'It's about me'." (Ivan Passer)
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