CZECH THAT FILM
EXPERIENCE THE FINEST SELECTION OF NEW CZECH FILMS
IN ASSOCIATION WITH CZECH SCHOOL SAN DIEGO
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101
GARDEN STORE TRILOGY WITH THE OSCAR-NOMINATED DIRECTOR JAN HŘEBEJK
A FAMILY FRIEND | RODINNÝ PŘÍTEL
Directed by Jan Hřebejk, 2017, 130 min.
Saturday, MAY 25, 10AM
A Family Friend, the first part of the trilogy Garden Store, is a melodrama set in the 1940‘s, during the German occupation. Three young women and two children await the return of their imprisoned husbands and fathers. In those difficult times, a family friend and doctor Jiří is selflessly helping the family community, forced by war to live together. Gradually feelings grow between him and one of the women. The film is a story of love that could not be fulfilled.
DESERTER | DEZERTÉR
Directed by Jan Hřebejk, 2017, 115 min.
Saturday, May 25, 1:30PM
Q&A after the screening with director Jan Hřebejk
Nazi imprisonment survivor Otto opens an upscale hair styling salon in the center of Prague where his wife and her
sisters work. As his business gets underway, a looming darkness builds with the communists’ rise to power. The state expropriates Otto’s salon, putting a pompous young lad in charge. Soon it becomes apparent that Otto must disappear or risk losing his life. Will he ever find “home” again? Deserter is a tragicomic drama of harshly tested love between husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, parents and children.
SUITOR | NÁPADNÍK
Directed by Jan Hřebejk, 2017, 113 min.
Saturday, May 25, 4:30PM
Film trilogy Garden Store consists of three separate films taking place against the backdrop of the most dramatic periods of the last century. It tells the story of three families: a family of an air radio operator, a family of a hair salon owner and a family of a garden store owner. Suitor, taking place in the late 1950s, concentrates on family relations scarred by the war and the communist takeover. The tragicomic insight shows a generational conflict between the prewar and postwar generations. Suitor is a romantic comedy about expectations parents have about the future fortune of their children.
ALL FILMS ARE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A SILENT AUCTION BENEFITING THE CZECH SCHOOL SAN DIEGO WILL BE HELD DURING THE DAY
TICKETS: EACH MOVIE $13. ALL THREE MOVIES SPECIAL $30. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT: