Archive of films Loves of a Blonde / Lásky jedné plavovlásky
1965, 77 min
Section: Special Events
Back in the day viewers throughout Europe and probably elsewhere became intrigued by an insignificant young trainee from a small Czech town. And this thanks to Miloš Forman, who rendered his tale of innocent Andula and her emotional disenchantment in an innovative way, suggesting to the audience that they are direct observers of her ordinary yet still remarkable and universal story.
Girls’ dreams tend to end in the kind of bitter disappointment experienced here by the naive Andula. A trainee at a shoemaking plant, Andula is searching for the love of her life and also hopes that someone will take her away from the ugly provincial town where her life at the factory and boarding house is the only existence she knows. Except that the illusion that happiness is within reach is soon quashed not only by Prince Charming himself, Míla, a musician from Prague, but also by his anxious parents... Almost three generations of viewers have been cheered as well as moved by this story which bears all the attributes of modern storytelling – a plot without classical dramatisation, an open ending, and straightforward characterisation. Even very early on in his career, Miloš Forman had already proved he was capable of creating an impression of sheer authenticity.
About the director
Miloš Forman (1932, Čáslav, Czechoslovakia – 2018, Danbury, Connecticut, USA) Selected filmography: Talent Competition (1963), Black Peter (1963), Loves of a Blonde (1965), The Firemen’s Ball (1967), Taking Off (1971), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1971), Hair (1979), Ragtime (1981), Amadeus (1984), Valmont (1989), The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), Man on the Moon (1999), Goya’s Ghosts (2006)
About the film
Black & white, 35 mm
|Dir. of Photography:||Miroslav Ondříček|
|Art Director:||Zdena Šnajdarová, Emilie Fišarová|
|Production:||Filmové studio Barrandov|
|Cast:||Hana Brejchová, Vladimír Pucholt, Josef Šebánek, Milada Ježková, Vladimír Menšík|
|Sales:||National Film Archive|