Capricious Summer Capricious Summer
  • Czechoslovakia
  • 1968
  • 76 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Czech
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Two years after his worldwide hit Closely Watched Trains, Jiří Menzel directed this amusing idyll about three middle-aged men whose mellow summer is interrupted by the arrival of a circus performer and his beautiful assistant. A meditation on aging and sex, shot in warm, sun-dappled color, Capricious Summer is one of the New Wave’s loveliest reveries.

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