Intimate Lighting

  • Ivan Passer
  • Czechoslovakia
  • 1965
  • 70'
  • Intimní osvětlení

This sad comedy unfolds over a weekend at a country cottage, where two former classmates and classical musicians reunite after ten years. Instead of the traditional confrontation of two opposing approaches to life, Passer delivers a bittersweet mosaic imbued with subtle melancholy at the passing of time and dashed dreams. This dramatic comedy in which nothing very much happens – many times over – is founded on relationships, moods and details. Passer worked with Miloš Forman as a scriptwriter (on all of his Czech films) and directed only Intimate Lighting in his country, before emigrating to the US.

Subtitles: HR

Ivan Passer

He directed only one feature film in Czechoslovakia before emigrating to the USA in 1968. There he made more than 20 films: Born to Win (1971), Cutter’s Way (1981), Haunted Summer (1988), etc. He worked on all of Forman’s Czech films as a scriptwriter.

Intimate Lighting

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Festivals & Awards
National Society of Film Critics, USA 1970 – Special Award; Berlinale 2002; Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival 2016

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