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Karlovy Vary Film Review: ‘Revival’

12 July 2013 7:49 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Four musicians whose rock band broke up in 1972 reunite for a comeback in the sweet, smart and funny tragicomedy “Revival,” the sixth feature from talented Czech helmer-scribe Alice Nellis. Boasting sparkling performances, witty dialogue, a snappy pace, and a level of warm, ironic humor that is both local and universal, this crowdpleaser nabbed the audience award at the recent Karlovy Vary fest, raising expectations that it will be the domestic hit of the year. Arthouse programmers should take note; ditto foreign producers seeking a foolproof vehicle to remake for beloved, older thesps

Once known as the “Czech Beatles,” the revolutionary rockers in English-language band Smoke have long since gone their separate ways. But 40 years later, several of the members come together to play at the funeral of the wife of former guitarist Vasek (Boleslav Polivka). Inspired by this brief reunion, keyboardist Milan (Karel Hermanek), who runs a recording studio with »

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