Aneesh Chaganty

Movie #158 Loves of a Blonde

In Uncategorized on March 12, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Movie #158 Loves of a Blonde

(1965, Czechoslovakia, d. Milos Forman)

Part of the only handful number of films to be authentically considered as part of the short-lived Czech New Wave, Loves of a Blonde is a film that refuses to examine youth life in the context of the socialistic environment it was produced in. Rather, it focuses on the realism – on the loves lost, on the loves imagined, on the shortcomings, on short-lived happiness, and most of all – the day to day life of a young woman. Unexpectedly quite humorous, Loves of a Blonde uses its humor to make its points. The entire audience I saw the film with was cracking up for large parts of it but still managed to get out of the theater feeling like they had seen art. Loves of a Blonde is great proof that comedy and art cinema can form a great union. It’s a pensive picture – that according to a filmmaker/friend of mine was stolen from a little by this years’ Biutiful – but it is also an enjoyable piece. Capturing the more democratic tones of youth life in the heart of the 60’s, Loves of a Blonde asks all the right questions with the right amount of humor, existentialism, and style.

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