What Is the Colour of Love?

Zbyněk Brynych, 1973

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Director Zbyněk Brynych has to his credit several love stories associated with the atmosphere of the given times. Žižkovská romance (A Local Romance, 1958) was delivered with a civilism that was unusual for the end of the fifties, while Transport z ráje (A Convoy Leaving Paradise, 1962) explored the then highly taboo subject of the holocaust (benefiting from a relaxation of censorship). In contrast, this 1973 love story is deliberately attuned to the approved trends of the era's “normalisation”. The story's heroes are young TV reporter Cyril and chemical engineer Milena, who experience “exemplary” love within a manufacturing environment. There are no obstacles in their way. Even Milena’s relatively unsubstantial problems at work are in the end satisfactorily resolved. The main roles are taken by Vaclav Postránecký and Jaroslava Obermaierová, famous for the daring love scenes in Brynych’s film Souhvězdí Panny (Constellation of the Virgo, 1965).
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About a film

Production year 1973
Countries Czechoslovakia
Categories film
Genres love story
Form feature
Duration 88 min
Director Zbyněk Brynych
Cast Václav Postránecký, Rudolf Jelínek, Jaroslava Obermaierová, Jiřina Švorcová, Jana Dítětová, Jaroslav Rozsíval
Director of photography Jan Kališ
Screenplay Zbyněk Brynych, Pavel Hajný
Editor Miroslav Hájek
Production designer Karel Lier
Music Jiří Sternwald
Sound designer Ladislav Hausdorf