Barking Boxshot
Czechoslovakia, 1965
Length / Main feature: 81 minutes
Sound: Original mono (restored)
Black & White
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1 full frame
Language: Czech
Subtitles: English On/Off
Region 0
RRP: £12.99
buyRelease Date: 24th Jan 2011
Second Run DVD 054

A subtle and beautifully observed social satire which maintains a remarkable balance between despair and hope, A Blonde in Love is widely regarded as one of the great films of the 60s.

This bittersweet romance from Miloš Forman, the multiple Oscar-winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus, 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.

Presented in an all-new digital restoration with remastered picture and sound.

more about the film

Blonde Stills
Special Features
Digitally remastered with newly restored picture and sound.

• New and improved English subtitle translation.

• Booklet featuring a new appreciation by writer and film
historian Michael Brooke.

Hana Brejchová - Andula
Vladimír Pucholt - Milda
Vladimír Menšík - Vacovský
Ivan Kheil - Maňas
Jiří Hrubý - Burda
Milada Ježková - Milda's mother
Josef Šebánek - Milda's father
Antonín Blažejovský – Tonda

Directed by Miloš Forman

Screenplay - Jaroslav Papousěk, Ivan Passer, Miloš Forman
Assistant director - Ivan Passer
Director of photography - Miroslav Ondříček
Editor - Miroslav Hájek
Production design - Karel Černý
Music - Evžen Illín
Producer - Rudolf Hájek

Related Titles
Miloš Forman’s acclaimed debut Audition / Talent Competition and Ivan Passer’s Intimate Lighting are also available from Second Run DVD.

Audition Intimate

1966 Oscar® Nomination / Best Foreign Language Film
Empire magazine / 100 Best Films of World Cinema
New York Times / Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made
1965 Venice Film Festival / CIDALAC Awar

"If I had to pick just one film, it would be A Blonde in Love"
Ken Loach, Movie Heaven - The Guardian    

“A small gem... indescribably exact, touching and funny”
Tom Milne, Time Out Film Guide

"A keystone of the Czech New Wave... political bite, deft humour and a warm but unblinkered view of humanity"
Philip Kemp, Total Film



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