Capricious Summer (1967)




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The Czechoslovakian Capricious Summer is based on a novel by Jan Libora. The plot focuses on three middle-aged vacationers at a summer resort. The tourist's plans for rest and relaxation are messed up when a circus tightrope walker and his toothsome daughter arrive on the scene. Director Jiri Menzel (the man responsible for the international success Closely Watched Trains) appears as the circus performer. A valentine to lost innocence, Capricious Summer won the Grand Prix at Karlovy Vary, an East European film festival. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Capricious Summer

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

It's a big improvement over the thinly disguised industrial films that so often are used as short subjects in local movie houses.

Jan 9, 2018 | Full Review…

A slight film, often funny, faithful to its oblique and muted insights.

Jul 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The end result is not quite as engaging as Closely Watched Trains, but it certainly proves that Menzel was not a one-hit wonder.

Apr 6, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Capricious Summer

Three middle aged friends become infatuated with the same woman, a beautiful young traveling magician's assistant. Underacted chaste Czech sex comedy, made for another place and time

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