Classic Film Night: Loves of a BlondeCzechoslovakia | 1965 | 82 Mins | Not Rated | Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Romance
Wednesday November 06, 2013
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $9 Member
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Hana Brejchova, Vladimir Pucholt
With sixteen women to each man, the odds are against Andula in her desperate search for love—that is, until a rakish piano player visits her small factory town and temporarily eases her longings. A tender and humorous look at Andula’s journey, from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky) immediately became a classic of the Czech New Wave and earned Milos Forman the first of his Academy Award nominations.
A low-key black-and-white ensemble comedy, Loves of a Blonde was cast predominantly with non-professional actors. The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, drew a lot of attention to the “Czech New Wave,” and jumpstarted the international filmmaking career of director Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus).
"a funny, often moving depiction of the youthful romantic urge and the unfortunate disappointment that often follows"
"Milos Forman's breakthrough film is a haunting picture of life during the Communist era."