"Beautifully filmed...has been compared to the work of both Renoirs-Jean and Claude." -The New York Times
The Czech New Wave's most honored director, Jiri Menzel (Closely Watched Trains, Larks On A String) offers up a charming comedy set in ay, second-class resort at the turn of the century. Three middle-aged friends - a priest, a major, and a pool attendant - meet, drink, and contemplate the problems of getting older. Their routine is disrupted by the arrival of an acrobat and his attractive blonde assistant, Anna. Each of the men flirt with or try to charm the young Anna, only to be humiliated, while the pool attendant's wife falls for the acrobat.
A whimsical comedy with a dash of dark humor, Capricious Summer exhibits the deft touch of the Academy Award winning filmmaker who led the daring inventive film movement of the late 60s known as Czech New Wave. Beloved Czech actor Rudolf Hrusinsky (The Good Soldier) heads a smart cast, which also features director Menzel himself as the charming acrobat.