Watch this video and more on The Criterion Channel

Watch this video and more on The Criterion Channel

Start your free trial

Already subscribed? Sign in

Introducing Cannes ’68

10m

Up Next in Cannes ’68: Cinema in Revolt

  • Peppermint Frappé

    Directed by Carlos Saura • 1967 • Spain

    Carlos Saura's PEPPERMINT FRAPPE was made in the mid-1960s, when Franco's fascist regime was still ruling Spain, and the movie is very much an allegory about its own era -- a rigidly conservative middle-aged man finds himself hopelessly enamored of his bes...

  • A Report on the Party and Guests

    Directed by Jan Němec • 1966 • Czechoslovakia

    In Jan Němec's surreal fable, a picnic is rudely transformed into a lesson in political hierarchy when a handful of mysterious authority figures show up. This allegory about oppression and conformity was banned in its home country but became an inter...

  • The Firemen’s Ball

    Directed by Miloš Forman • 1967 • Czechoslovakia

    A milestone of the Czech New Wave, Miloš Forman’s first color film THE FIREMEN’S BALL is both a dazzling comedy and a provocative political satire. A hilarious saga of good intentions confounded, the story chronicles a firemen’s ball where nothi...