Chytilová’s belated return to filmmaking after the suppression of the Prague Spring is a remarkable feminist screwball comedy set around a maternity ward. Forgoing the more experimental approaches to film form and aesthetics that characterised her late ’60s work, it nonetheless includes no shortage of startling imagery. Fellow New Wave director Jiří Menzel stars as a nerdy, philandering ob-gyn opposite a quixotic young nurse played by Dagmar Bláhová (Maria Ramsay in the original 1985 series of Neighbours on Channel 7!).
CaSFFA is proud to screen a 35mm print of The Apple Game, courtesy of the National Film Archive in Prague, in partnership with the Melbourne Cinémathèque. Admission will be via Cinémathèque membership.
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