The Unbearable Lightness of Being

1988, U.S., 171m, DCP

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Screened August 4–17, 2023

Possibly Kaufman’s finest work, the adaptation of Milan Kundera’s novel keenly dramatizes personal codes and political ferment swirling about Daniel Day-Lewis’s Czech doctor in the late 1960s as he finds himself entwined with the two women he loves. Day-Lewis mesmerizes and charms, and is matched by Lena Olin and Juliette Binoche. Ann Roth’s costumes and Sven Nykvist’s cinematography enhance the movie’s enveloping sensuality.

A film by Philip Kaufman