Milos Forman’s 1965 comedy of love and disillusionment, about a young girl (Hana Brejchova) who mistakes a night with a traveling jazz musician for the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Forman’s great talent lies in his ability to slip sharply satirical observations into a softly naturalistic format; he makes fun of his characters’ shortcomings but never gives in to parody or caricature. Ivan Passer contributed to the screenplay; the photography is by Miroslav Ondricek. In Czech with subtitles.