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SCREENING: The Image Speaks: ‘A Blonde in Love’ (Forman, 1965)

April 22, 2017 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

| £10 (£8)

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‘A BLONDE IN LOVE, 7.30 pm
Miloš Forman, 1965 | 81 min | B/W | 35mm
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, A Blonde in Love immediately became a classic of the Czech New Wave and earned Miloš Forman the first of his Academy Award nominations.
This bittersweet romance from Miloš Forman, unfolds as a sweetly seductive film but also provides a wry critique of life under totalitarianism. Forman is able to distil universal truths from the simplest of situations and present them with a sharp yet compassionate eye. A Blonde in Love remains a tender and beautifully observed story about the seemingly impossible odds of young romance and youthful aspiration under totalitarianism. Aided by Miroslav Ondríček’s wonderful camerawork, and with Ivan Passer (director of Intimate Lighting) as assistant director and co-scriptwriter, the pleasures to be gained here are immense.’ (CC)

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