The Ear (1990)

KAREL KACHYNA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original Title: Ucho  Czechoslovakia, 1990.  Filmové studio Barrandov.  Story by Jan Procházka, Ladislav Winkelhöfer, Screenplay by Karel Kachyna, Jan Procházka.  Cinematography by Josef Illík.  Produced by Karel Vejrík.   Music by Svatopluk Havelka.   Production Design by Oldrich Okac.   Film Editing by Miroslav Hajek.  A minister in the Czech…

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Daisies (1966)

VERA CHYTILOVA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Sedmikrásky Czechoslovakia, 1966.  Filmové studio Barrandov.  Story by Vera Chytilová, Screenplay by Vera Chytilová, Ester Krumbachová, Pavel Jurácek.  Cinematography by Jaroslav Kucera.  Music by Jirí Slitr, Jirí Sust.  Production Design by Karel Lier.  Costume Design by Ester Krumbachová.  Film Editing by Miroslav Hajek. This exuberant…

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A Report on the Party and Guests (1966)

JAN NEMEC Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: O slavnosti a hostech Czechoslovakia, 1966.  Filmové studio Barrandov.   Story by Ester Krumbachová, Screenplay by Ester Krumbachová, Jan Nemec.   Cinematography by Jaromir Sofr.   Music by Karel Mares.  Production Design by Oldrich Bosak.  Costume Design by Ester Krumbachová.  Film Editing by Miroslav Hajek.  A group of…

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Marketa Lazarova (1967)

FRANTISEK VLACIL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Czechoslovakia, 1967.  Filmové studio Barrandov.  Screenplay by Frantisek Pavlicek, Frantisek Vlacil, based on the novel by Vladislav Vancura. Cinematography by Bedrich Batka.  Produced by Josef Ouzky.  Music by Zdenek Liska.  Production Design by Oldrich Okac.  Costume Design by Theodor Pistek.  Film Editing by Miroslav Hajek. A fascinating experience and an absolute challenge from beginning to end,…

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The Firemen’s Ball (1967)

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Hori, Ma Panenko Czechoslovakia/Italy, 1967.  Carlo Ponti Cinematografica, Filmové studio Barrandov.  Story by Vaclav Sasek, Screenplay by Milos Forman, Jaroslav Papousek, Ivan Passer.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Rudolf Hajek.  Music by Karel Mares.  Production Design by Karel Cerny.  Costume Design by Zdena Snajdarova.  Film Editing by Miroslav Hajek.   Small-town Czech firemen decide to…

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Loves Of A Blonde (1965)

MILOS FORMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Lasky Jedne Plavovlasky Czechoslovakia, 1965.  CBK, Filmové studio Barrandov, Sebor.  Story by Milos Forman, Jaroslav Papousek, Ivan Passer, Screenplay by Milos Forman, Jaroslav Papousek, Ivan Passer, Vaclav Sasek.  Cinematography by Miroslav Ondricek.  Produced by Doro Vlado Hreljanovic, Rudolf Hajek.  Music by Evzen Illin.  Production Design by Karel Cerny.  Costume Design by Zdena Snajdarova.  Film Editing…

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