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Tátova volha

2018, Jiři Vejdělek, Czech Republic, 90 min.
With Eliška Balzerová, Tatiana Vilhelmová

Show Times

  • Fri, Jun 28th 6:00pm
  • Mon, Jul 1st 8:00pm

The untimely death of a womanizing trumpet player hits his widowed wife Eva (Balzerová of TIGER THEORY) and his adult daughter Teresa (Vilhelmová) hard, in this comedy-drama that taps into the lighter side of family secrets. Teresa, dealing with chemotherapy and a failing marriage, meets her mother’s guilty confession of her own many marital indiscretions with a level head, and fixes instead on a vague clue that her dad may have fathered a son during one of his long-ago affairs. Mother and daughter set out on a road trip to visit all the dead man’s former lovers, driving his pampered but finicky vintage Volga. Goofy surprises and a few disappointments await, but the search is turned on its head with the rediscovery of a trove of letters. In Czech with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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