The Firemen's Ball
DIRECTOR: MILOš FORMAN
CAST: JAN VOSTRCIL, JOSEF SEBáNEK, JOSEF VALNOHA
The last film that Forman made in his home country, The Fireman’s Ball is a tour de force of subversive comic chaos set at a firemen’s ball organized (or, rather, disorganized) by elderly authorities who are seen, not without affection, bungling every aspect of the event. Like Intimate Lighting, one of the crucial works of Eastern European cinema of the 1960s.