Country: Czech Rep.

  • Closely Watched Trains

    Closely Watched Trains

    Oscar-winning comedy-drama from Czech New Wave director and actor Jirí Menzel (Larks on a String, I served the King of England). Set in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during WWII, a shy clerk at a village train station fails in his first attempt at making-love, leaving him feeling inadequate and despondent, but eventually succeeds beyond his or anyone’s…

  • A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom

    In this romantic drama set in post-war Britain and Bechuanaland (now Botswana), writer-director Amma Asante revives a long-forgotten chapter of Britain’s imperial history which still has resonance today. British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo (whose stand-out performance as Martin Luther King in Selma was seen as having been undeservedly snubbed by the Academy in the ‘Oscars so…

  • Surviving Life

    Surviving Life

    Here’s a psychoanalytical comedy of fascinating inventiveness where live action combines with cut-out animation of still photographs to offer a satirical and surrealist take on the weight dreams have on real life. The film dwells on the romantic exploits of Eugene (Helsus), a married middle aged office worker, to whom dreams have become fused with…

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