Ken Loach on A Blonde in Love

Ken Loach, the subject of a major BFI retrospective in September and October 2011, introduces A Blonde in Love (1965), a wry tale about the impossible odds of a youthful romance in Communist Czechoslovakia directed by Milos Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus). Loach, who first saw the film at the long gone Academy cinema in Oxford Street, describes the similarities between Forman’s work and his own 1960s TV drama-documentaries, and the preference both directors share for using non-professional actors.

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