Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written ... See full summary »
An unexpected pregnancy and premature birth become a burden that Maria is unprepared for. Lacking control over events for the first time in her life, she retreats into an emotional space ... See full summary »
Elisa, a thirty-eight-year old woman, leaves for a week with her husband and young daughter on a vacation to a house in the country. Everything is going for her: she has a successful ... See full summary »
The Dam tells the story of young man called Roman, who is working for an attorney. Roman has to travel to a small village in Bavaria, in order to get some files from a local police station.... See full summary »
Liv Lisa Fries,
Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of the survivors of Hiroshima. The film takes place during 4 days in the summer of 1948, as the ghost of her father visits ... See full summary »
A group of tourists from different corners of the world are planning to stay in an abandoned house, which happens to be the place where an insane serial killer massacred his complete family... See full summary »
Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written by Karel Jaromír Erben in 1853, contained twelve tales. Written by
I'd been looking forward to seeing this film. Everyone'd been telling me how wonderful it was and that I should see it. Maybe you ought to bear that in mind when reading that I was greatly underwhelmed by this film. I felt it tried desperately to be more than it was. Unfortunately, the classic Czech book on which it's based blows it out of the water. Perhaps I was tired of all the young female characters behaving like idiots and the old female characters behaving reprehensibly. Perhaps it was the flimsy linking device-a cute child shrilly piping away on a tin whistle. That brat popped up often enough to get a groan out of the audience. I can say one, and only one thing, to recommend this film. It was filmed beautifully. However,the cinematography can't carry the whole show. If you're looking for good Czech (or Central European) films, I'd recommend Pelisky, Je Treba Zabit Sekala, Closely Watched Trains, Pytlakova Schovanka or Krvavy Roman. The list could go on.
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