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Feb 14, 2017 7:00 PM

LOVES OF A BLONDE

CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY AND MILOŠ FORMAN'S BIRTHDAY AT LINCOLN CENTER

 

Celebrate beloved director Miloš Forman's 85th birthday and Valentine's Day with us at this special event!
 

LOVES OF A BLONDE
Lásky jedné plavovlásky

Director: Miloš Forman, 1965, 90 min, Czechoslovakia
Czech with English subtitles

FEBRUARY 14 at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at Lincoln Center, 144 West 65th Street
Pre-reception 5:30PM, with complimentary Czech beer and pastries, hosted by 
Czech Center New York
Screening 7PM
Tickets for sale now at http://www.filmlinc.org/films/loves-of-a-blonde/

This international breakthrough by Miloš Forman—who turns 85 this month—mines teenage romance behind the Iron Curtain for comic, bittersweet irony. In a Czech factory town with a 16:1 female-to-male imbalance, young Andula (Hana Brejchová) falls for a lanky pianist (Vladimír Pucholt) she meets at a hilariously awkward mixer peopled by balding reservists. After a shy rendezvous, her attempt to follow up with a surprise visit results in the inevitable come-down to reality. Still as tender, honest, and funny as it was more than 50 years ago, Loves of a Blonde, tenderly shot by Miroslav Ondříček, remains a high point of the Czech New Wave, and a refreshing way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

As part of this romantic evening, ticket holders are invited to a pre-screening reception with Czech beer and pastries hosted by Czech Center New York.

 

This event is presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center.

 

 

 

Valentine’s Day Screening:

Loves of a Blonde / Lásky jedné plavovlásky

Miloš Forman, Czechoslovakia, 1965, 35mm, 90m

Czech with English subtitles

The opening night film at the 4th New York Film Festival, this international breakthrough by Miloš Forman—who turns 85 this month—mines teenage romance behind the Iron Curtain for comic, bittersweet irony. In a Czech factory town with a 16:1 female-to-male imbalance, young Andula (Hana Brejchová) falls for a lanky pianist (Vladimír Pucholt) she meets at a hilariously awkward mixer peopled by balding reservists. After a shy rendezvous, her attempt to follow up with a surprise visit results in the inevitable come-down to reality. Still as tender, honest, and funny as it was more than 50 years ago, Loves of a Blonde, tenderly shot by Miroslav Ondříček, remains a high point of the Czech New Wave, and a refreshing way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

For a romantic evening at the Film Society, ticket holders can attend our pre-screening reception featuring Czech beer and pastries, and take advantage of our Dinner + Movie package. (TBC details)

This event is presented in collaboration with the Czech Center New York.

SHORT

Set in a factory town with a 16:1 female-to-male imbalance, Miloš Forman’s tender, honest, and funny film mines teenage romance behind the Iron Curtain for comic, bittersweet irony. An NYFF4 selection. Presented in celebration of Forman’s 85th birthday.

Tuesday, February 14, 7:00pm

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Feb 14, 2017 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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