The Firemen’s Ball
The Firemen’s Ball
The Firemen’s Ball
The Firemen’s Ball
The Firemen’s Ball
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The Firemen’s Ball

Miloš Forman Czechoslovakia, 1967

A milestone of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman’s first color film The Firemen’s Ball (Horí, má panenko) is both a dazzling comedy and a provocative political satire. A hilarious saga of good intentions confounded, the story chronicles a firemen’s ball where nothing goes right—from a beauty pageant whose reluctant participants embarrass the organizers to a lottery from which nearly all the prizes are pilfered. Presumed to be a commentary on the floundering Czech leadership, the film was “banned forever” in Czechoslovakia following the Russian invasion and prompted Forman’s move to America.

Details

  • 73 min
  • Color
  • 1.33:1

Formats

  • DVD
  • 35mm
  • 16mm

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