MILOS FORMAN - BLACK PETER (1964)

Deptford Cinema, Lewisham, SE8 4PQ
Sun 27th May 2018
Peter is a 16 year old trainee at a supermarket, who has to look out for shoplifters when he would rather lie by the pool and look out for girls. Peter starts having problems at work when he doesn’t stop a suspicious looking customer. At home, his pedantic father constantly lectures him, and his girlfriend starts paying a lot of attention to another male friend.

The film “Black Peter” captures the essence of an ordinary summer in a small Czech town in the early sixties. This is accomplished with the help of non-actors and Jan Nemeček’s poetic camera. With this film, Forman also expresses the feelings of arising rebellions among the youth in the eastern bloc just a few years before the beginning of The Prague Spring.

Czech with English subtitles

Director: Miloš Forman 

Scr: Miloš Forman, Jaroslav Papoušek Phot: Jan Nemeček 

Ed: Miloslav Hájek 

Art Dir: Karel Černý Mus: Jiří Šlitr

Cast: Ladislav Jakim, Pavla Martínková, Jan Vostrčil, Vladimír Pucholt, Pavel Sedláček, Zdeněk Kulhánek

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