The Janus Collection
Loves of a Blonde
dir. Milos Forman, Czechoslovakia, 1965, 35mm, b/w, Czech w/ English subtitles, 82 min.
With sixteen women to each man, the odds are against Andula in her desperate search for love—that is, until a rakish piano player visits her small factory town and temporarily eases her longings. A tender and humorous look at Andula’s journey, from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky) immediately became a classic of the Czech New Wave and earned Milos Forman the first of his Academy Award nominations.