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Capricious Summer

 

 

Original title:
Rozmarné léto
Slovenian title:
Muhasto poletje
Section:
RETRO: CZECH NEW WAVE

Country, year:
Czechoslovakia, 1968
Length:
74

Directed by:


Screenplay:
Jiří Menzel, Václav Nývlt, Vladislav Vančura
Cinematography:
Jaromír Šofr
Music:
Jiří Šust
Subtitles:
slovenian
Language:
Czech
Voting code:
/
Cast:
Rudolf Hrusinsky (Antonin Dura), Vlastimir Brodsky (Hugo), František Rehak (duhovnik), Mila Myslikova (Arnoštkova pomocnica Ana), Jirí Menzel (vrvohodec)
Awards:
Karlovy Vary (Grand Prix), Pilsen Film Festival (Audience Award)


DateHourLocation 
Sun, 11.11.2018 19:00 Slovenian Cinematheque
Fri, 16.11.2018 20:45 Slovenian Cinematheque

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Description:
Based on a 1926 Czech comic novel, a true classic, Capricious Summer depicts a humorous story about a beautiful circus artist who causes havoc among the male population in a small town.

A wet summer in early 20th century. Antonin Dura, keeper of the dilapidated local watering place, is lounging with his friends - drinking wine and complaining about the rainy weather. The appearance of circus artists, a tightrope walker, an acrobat and his attractive assistant Anna, shakes up the quiet community. The evening shows are a popular local attraction, especially because of the lovely and coquettish Anna. She steals the hearts of the three friends, who start vying for the girl's affection. Antonin's angry wife leaves him and Arnostek is not quite ready to let Anna go... The capricious summer is becoming naughtier and naughtier.

"In 1967 I finished Capricious Summer, and in 1988 we had our capricious summer... In 1988 I finished The End of Old Times, and in 1989 we indeed saw the end of old times. /…/ Then you must be a prophet." (Jiří Menzel)
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