Stefan Uher's exquisite, groundbreaking film is consistently ranked amongst the greatest films in the history of Czechoslovak cinema. It is also recognised as the film that kick-started the 'Czechoslovak New Wave', one of cinema's great creative movements. Bringing to the screen a number of then-unacceptable social and political themes (given the strict censorship of the time), combined with surprising sexual frankness and an exhilaratingly freewheeling approach, The Sun in a Net presented an authenticity in its depiction of ordinary lives that immediately struck a strong chord with audiences, consequently leading to the film being judged unsuitable by the authorities. This landmark film now finally gets its British premiere fifty years on from its first screening.
Marián Bielik, Jana Beláková, Olga Salagová, Pavel Chrobak, Adam Janco, Vladimír Malina, Eliska Nosálová, Lubo Roman, Andrej Vandlík