The story of Milos Forman’s “The Firemen’s Ball” (1967)

At the end of World War II, Czechoslovakia had been dominated by the Soviet Union. The country’s official art, like that of other Socialist countries, was Socialist Realist, a not-so-subtle propagandist movement that aimed to glorify Communist ideals through the use of realistic imagery. Artworks that did not fit into this category were inspired by…

10 things to love about “The Firemen’s Ball”

On Monday, January 23, 2016, a special screening of Milos Forman’s 1967 masterwork The Firemen’s Ball will be taking place at Nun’s Island Theatre (Galway, Ireland). The screening, which will kick off at 8 p.m., will mark the beginning of a new film series that will celebrate classic and contemporary international arthouse films, titled “CineCola…