Jiří Menzel

Capricious Summer

Capricious Summer

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.

Film Info

  • Jiří Menzel
  • Czechoslovakia
  • 1968
  • 76 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Czech

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Eclipse Series 32: Pearls of the Czech New Wave

Pearls of the Czech New Wave

DVD Box Set

4 Discs

$55.96

Capricious Summer
Cast
Rudolf Hrušínsky
Antonín Dura
Mila Myslíková
Durová
Vlastimil Brodský
Major
František Rehák
Canon Roch
Jana Drchalová
Anna
Jiří Menzel
Ernie
Credits
Director
Jiří Menzel
Screenplay
Václav Nyvlt
Screenplay
Jiří Menzel
Script editing
Jan Libora
Script editing
Vladimír Kalina
Cinematography
Jaromír Šofr
Art direction
Oldřich Bosák
Editor
Jiřina Lukešová
Costumes
Olga Dimitrovová
Music
Jiří Šust

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