Presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film from original materials, Second Run presents a special Blu-ray edition of one of its most enduringly popular titles – Ivan Passer’s Intimate Lighting.
This wonderfully subtle comedy of provincial life is the debut film of a great director and one of the signature works of the Czech New Wave. Ivan Passer’s film concerns the dreams of two musician friends, one of whom, having left their small hometown to become successful, returns to visit the other who stayed behind to become a local music teacher.
Focussing on the humour of the ordinary and routine and stunningly shot by Miroslav Ondrícek (A Blonde in Love, Amadeus), the film shows true affection and understanding for all its characters to become that very rare thing in comedy – a work of great originality and universal acceptance.
One of the most important films of the Czech New Wave, and which was ranked among the top ten domestic films of all time, Intimate Lighting is a beautifully observed drama of the everyday.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS
• Intimate Lighting (Intimní osvětlení, 1965) presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive.
• Filmed interview with director Ivan Passer.
• Ivan Passer’s short film A Boring Afternoon (Fádní odpoledne, 1964) presented from a new HD transfer from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive.
• Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Trevor Johnston, and an essay by critic Phillip Bergson.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• Region free
• Original soundtrack in Dual Mono 24-bit LPCM audio
• World Premiere on Blu-ray