Directed by Ivan Passer • 1965 • Czechoslovakia
Starring Zdenek Bezusek, Karel Blazek, Vera Kresadlová
One of the most beloved films of the Czechoslovak New Wave, this digressive, easygoing slice of life takes place over the course of a weekend in a provincial town where a musician returns, along with his glamorous lover, to visit an old friend. Meandering and consistently surprising, INTIMATE LIGHTING skirts the demands of plot in favor of subtler shades of mood. The only feature that Ivan Passer (CUTTER’S WAY) directed before decamping to Hollywood along with his friend and collaborator Miloš Forman, it was banned for two decades by state censorship.