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Nov 10, 2016 7:00 PM

INTIMATE LIGHTING

FAMOUS FIRSTS FILM SERIES: THE DEBUT FILMS OF FAMU´S LEGENDARY DIRECTORS

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INTIMATE LIGHTING
Director: Ivan Passer, 1965, 71 mins, Czechoslovakia

Banned for two decades in its native country, Passer‘s film became one of the hallmarks of the 1960‘s Czechoslovak New Wave. A witty and charming story about a successfull symphony musician who comes to a small town to play music with an old friend.

Passer graduated from FAMU in 1958.

This marvelous little unpretentious well-observed humanistic film, a great example of the short-lived Czech New Wave, was filmed behind the Iron Curtain when the Soviets relaxed their censorship. It was the first and last feature film Ivan Passer directed in his native Czechoslovakia. Passer, who co-wrote with director Milos Forman, defected with his friend to Hollywood in 1969 when the Soviet repressions returned.  
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Dennis Schwartz, Ozus World Reviews

 

FAMOUS FIRST FILM SERIES

The Famous Firsts film series showcases the debut feature films of preeminent Eastern European directors, all of whom studied at the prestigious FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague and went on to gain recognition on the world’s stage.

Young directors are full of ideas and hungry to make their mark on the world. A director’s first film is a raw expression of their voice and visual style. It often contains the seeds of their future masterworks. This series brings together the passionate radical beginnings of five important cinematic voices.

Nov 1,   7pm     Do You Remember Dolly Bell?      Dir: Emir Kusturica              
Nov 3,   7pm     Screen Tests                                     Dir. Agnieszka Holland
Nov 10, 7pm     Intimate Lighting                             Dir. Ivan Passer                     
Nov 15, 7pm     Crucial Years                                    Dir. Juraj Jakubisko
Nov 22, 7pm     Black Peter                                       Dir. Miloš Forman             

For information on the other films in this series please visit the links above or the Famous Firsts series page.

 

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Nov 10, 2016 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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