The world of a young theatre director in a small Czech town crumbles after he decides to realize his dream of adapting an overly ambitious play based on Euripides' classic 'Fedra'. He loses...
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The world of a young theatre director in a small Czech town crumbles after he decides to realize his dream of adapting an overly ambitious play based on Euripides' classic 'Fedra'. He loses his two main actors during rehearsals and the municipality threatens to cut funding due to the play's political content. Petr falls for young actress Karolina, playing the lead. Tensions at his home grow: he's not much of a present husband and a father. Shortly before the premiere both women leave him. His wife's had enough and Karolina simply disappears. Petr attempts to save his masterpiece, but the play is a fiasco. Devastated, he tries to regain last pieces left of his life. But is it far too late?
It is a film who I love. For the fine exploration of emptiness. For the acting of Jiri Mlad as the vulnerable, isolated, confused and closed in himself man. For the clash between play and the life of Petr to become one. For the end. Yes, for discover the basic traits defining contemporary Czech cinema, too. A young director from a small town in middle of confused situations. And adaptation of Fedra by Euripides and the fall, step by step, of his life. Short, just special from chronicle of Sysiphic effort to the forms of a sort of parableparable.
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