2017, Jan Hřebejk, Czech Republic, 113 min.
With Anna Fialová, Martin Finger
- Sun, Jun 23rd 5:15pm
- Thu, Jun 27th 6:00pm
“Sweetly charming…one of the highlights in a banner year for Czech cinema.”—Jason Pirodsky, Prague Reporter
A satirical tale of star-crossed romance dominates this final installment in director Hřebejk’s decades-spanning family chronicle GARDEN STORE (in which each film is a self-contained drama). Set in the 1950s, with the communist regime firmly in place, this story puts paranoid dad Jindřich (Finger) in ongoing conflict with his luscious blonde daughter Daniela (Fialová) after her summertime fling with penniless rural hunk Mirek proves to have staying power. Hřebejk brings a master’s eye to comically reshaping types and stereotypes, including the roundtable of dissident Sunday dinner guests, the loutish engineering student who is Jindřich’s own pick as his daughter’s prospective mate, and a handful of eccentric aunts living on the family’s former glory. In Czech with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)