Intimate Lighting Boxshot
Intimate Lighting
Czech Republic 1965
Main Feature: 72 minutes
Special Feature: 19 minutes
Certificate: PG
Black & White 1.33:1 Full Frame
Language: Czech
buySubtitles: English
PAL R0  RRP: £12.99
Release Date: 30th Jan 2006
This wonderfully subtle comedy of provincial life is the debut film of a great director and one of the signature works of the Czech New Wave. Ivan Passer’s film concerns the dreams of two musician friends, one of whom, having left their small hometown to become successful, returns to visit the other who stayed behind to become a local music teacher.

Focussing on the humour of the ordinary and routine and stunningly shot by Miroslav Ondricek, the film shows true affection and understanding for all its characters to become that very rare thing in comedy – a work of great originality and universal acceptance.

more about the film
Intimate Lighting Stills
Special Features
- Newly filmed interview with director Ivan Passer.

- Digitally re-mastered with restored image and sound.

- New and improved English subtitle translation.

- Booklet featuring new Essay on the film by writer/broadcaster Phillip Bergson.

Main Cast and Crew
Bambas - Karel Blazek
Petr- Zdenek Bezusek
Stepa - Vera Kresadlova
Grandfather - Jan Vostrcil
Marie - Jaroslava Stedra
Grandmother - Vlastimila Vlkova
Pharmacist - Karel Uhlik
Child (Marie) - Dagmar Redinova
Child (Kaja) - Miroslav Cvrk

Director - Ivan Passer
Story and Screenplay - Jaroslav Papousek, Ivan Passer
& Vaclav Sasek

Cinematography - Miroslav Ondricek & Jan Strecha
Editor - Jirina Lukesova
Music - Josef Hart & Oldrich Korte
Designer - Karel Cerny
Production Manager - Frantisek Sandr
Sound - Adolf Bohm
"(One) of the ten films which have most affected me" - Krzysztof Kieslowski
"Intimate Lighting is one of the best European films of the 1960s" - Roger Ebert

"One of those very special movies... it loses none of its charm, to age or to repeated viewing" - New York Times

1970 National Society of Film Critics, USA – Special Award
1973 National Society of Film Critics, USA – Foundation Award to Ivan Passer

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