Eden's the garden from which the apple comes in this jazz-inflected riff on gender business, where the bassline is vaudeville and the dominant tone wryly energetic comedy drama. Bláhová is spirited as the nurse who becomes pregnant by Menzel's philandering doctor but decides to go it alone. The lifeforce meets its institutional delivery in Chytilová's hearfelt image diary of a women's lot, with some fine sequences and a surprisingly upfront approach to both birth and breastmilk.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Kristina Vlachová, Vera Chytilová|