Dir. Milos Forman (1965). Uniquely dialectical, Milos Formans deadpan farcein which a young woman loses her illusions, perhapsplays as funny-sad. Formans largely nonprofessional actors are at once cute and ugly, his technique is both spontaneous and studied, the world is cozy yet bleak, and the filmmakers attitude is simultaneously tender and cruel.
Wed., Oct. 28, 8:40 p.m., 2009