Maria and Tom are in their thirties and have been married ten years. They live in a small town. Both find professional fulfillment in their jobs he in a design company, she at the town hall... See full summary »
As the end credits roll, the family's car is driving off into the sunset in the background. As the car slows down and stops for the boy to go pee, so do the credits and the music. When he gets back into the car, everything starts moving again. See more »
Vylet (2002), a Czech film written and directed by Alice Nellis, was shown at the Rochester High Falls Film Festival with the title "Some Secrets."
This is a modest movie, as are so many Czech films. It's basically a road movie--a family sets out from the Czech Republic to travel to Slovakia. Their mission is to bury the cremated ashes of the family patriarch. (The grandfather had been born in what is now Slovakia, and his dying wish was to be buried in his place of birth.)
As expected, the group meets with numerous problems and obstacles, including the fact that they now encounter border guards when traveling to what was formerly part of the same country.
Nothing significant happens, and there isn't any epiphany or resolution, but the movie is worth seeing for the excellent acting of the cast, for a glimpse of a different culture, and for a reminder that some problems--especially family problems--are universal.
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