Zelary

BBBB (out of 5) A young woman working for the Czech resistance in Nazi-occupied Prague is in danger when she and her surgeon lover are close to being exposed. A man whose life she saved through a blood transfusion agrees to take her with him to his mountain village of Zelary to hide her there…

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Autumn Spring (Babi Leto)

BBBB (out of 5) Deeply heartfelt comedy about a retired actor who spends his days playing pranks with his best friend. They get into hot water when they pretend to be a millionaire classical music conductor and his assistant, looking to buy a mansion in the Czech countryside. The real estate agent who gets wise…

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Divided We Fall (Musime Pi Pomahat)

BBBBB (out of 5) This marvelous Czech film centres around a childless couple living in a Nazi-occupied village in the 1940s. Years after all the Jewish families in the village have been evacuated by their oppressors, the couple is surprised to discover that one man, their former employer’s son, has managed to escape and survive…

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Beauty In Trouble (Kraska v Nesnazich)

BBBB (out of 5) After a devastating flood wipes away their entire livelihood, a Prague family is barely surviving while their father keeps the family afloat by refurbishing and reselling stolen cars. When mom Marcela threatens to leave if he doesn’t do something more legit, he refuses and she packs up the kids and heads…

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Kolya (Kolja)

BBBB (out of 5) Touching drama from the Czech republic about a gruff cellist (Zdenek Sverak, director Jan Sverak’s father and the film’s writer) who willingly marries a Russian bride to help her out legally, and ends up getting stuck with her little boy after she runs away. Now this hard-bitten old man, who can…

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