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Chicago European Union Film Festival 2017
Chicago premiere! Jenovéfa Boková in person!

Family Film

Rodinný film

2015, Olmo Omerzu, Czech Republic, 95 min. With Daniel Kadlec, Jenovéfa Boková.

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 10th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Mar 11th 6:15pm

“Elegant, darkly unpredictable fusion of ashen black comedy and urgent domestic drama.” — Guy Lodge, Variety

“Don’t be fooled by the banal title…a piece whose screenplay delights in about-turns and ratcheting melodrama.” — Ben Nicholson, Cinevue

An affluent husband and wife craving the giddy thrill of an extended midlife second honeymoon leave their teen son and daughter to their own devices as they embark on a weeks-long sailboat holiday in the Indian Ocean. Flaunting an emancipated parenting style, they check in by Skype while blithely sunbathing nude, unaware that the kids have initiated their own experiments in boundary-free living, including but not limited to sex. Director Omerzu (A NIGHT TOO YOUNG) steers this official Czech submission for Oscar consideration into uncharted waters, where the fate of the family is buffeted by shipwreck on one side and the emergence of a cataclysmic secret on the other. The plucky family dog unexpectedly plays a key role. In Czech with English subtitles. Courtesy of Cercamon. DCP digital. (BS)

Please note: This trailer does not have English subtitles. Our screenings of the film will be subtitled in English.

MARCH 10 & 11: Co-star Jenovéfa Boková will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.

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