What Is the Colour of Love?

Zbyněk Brynych, 1973



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

film_production_year 1973
film_countries Czechoslovakia
film_genres love story
film_form feature
film_duration 88 min
film_director Zbyněk Brynych
film_cast Václav Postránecký, Rudolf Jelínek, Jaroslava Obermaierová, Jiřina Švorcová, Jana Dítětová, Jaroslav Rozsíval
film_director_of_photography Jan Kališ
film_screenplay Zbyněk Brynych, Pavel Hajný
film_film_editor Miroslav Hájek
film_production_designer Karel Lier
film_music_composed_by Jiří Sternwald
film_sound_designer Ladislav Hausdorf