• The Firemen's Ball

    1967. Czechoslovakia/Italy. Milos Forman. 71 min.

Monday, February 25, 2008, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • The Firemen's Ball

    1967. Czechoslovakia/Italy. Directed by Milos Forman. Screenplay by Forman, Jaroslav Papousek, Ivan Passer. With Jan Vostrcil, Josef Sebánek. The last film Forman made in his homeland is perhaps the finest example of the Czech New Wave's trademark combination of warm humanism and stinging social commentary. A party organized by a small-town fire department builds into comic mayhem and thinly veiled political allegory in this satire, which was banned by the Czech government. This deceptively simple masterpiece is a sharp, lucid representation of human weakness and moral decay. In Czech; English subtitles. 71 min.

In the Film exhibition Milos Forman, A Retrospective

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