THE APPLE GAME (Věra Chytilová, 1977)

A charming, intermittently wonderful feminist comedy, Věra Chytilová’s Hra o jablko claims as its workplace a Czech maternity ward. There, Dr. Josef John (filmmaker Jirí Menzel, turning in a tepid performance) and newcomer Anna Símová (Dagmar Bláhová, delightfully vulnerable, intelligent, strong), midwife and nurse, sharply contrast in a number of ways; for one, Josef is […]