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Black Peter
(Černý Petr)

A film by Miloš Forman

Czechoslovakia, 1963



Forman’s delightful, hilarious debut feature Black Peter (Cerný Petr) is a cornerstone of the Czech New Wave,

Presented in a beautifully-restored new digital edition, Black Peter relates the story of a teenager starting his first job as a supermarket security guard in communist Czechoslovakia. Peter's priority is to laze by the pool, talk to his friends, and flirt with girls, but stuck in the shop, he has to deal with belligerent management and at home with his father’s nagging.

Improvisational, beautifully shot by Jan Němeček and both moving and extremely funny, Black Peter wonderfully ushered in the Czech New Wave.

The Girl from Hunan Still


"Simply an irresistibly wry and witty look at life's little pitfalls, full of affection for every last one of the characters" Time Out




Intimate Lighting
(Intimní osvětlení)

A film by Ivan Passer

Czechoslovakia, 1965



Presented from new HD 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 one of the signature works of the Czech New Wave. Passer’s film concerns the concerns the lives and dreams of two musician friends from a small rural village. Focussing on the humour of the ordinary and stunningly shot by Miroslav Ondrícek (A Blonde in Love, Amadeus), the film shows true affection and understanding for all its characters – a work of great originality and universal acceptance. Intimate Lighting is a beautifully observed drama of the everyday.

The Girl from Hunan Still


"[One] of the ten films which have most affected me" Krzysztof Kieslowski


"Ivan Passer's film is a small one but pristine. It is sincere, no pretending. I consider it as one of the best Czech films" Jiří Menzel





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