Thursday, February 25
Lindley Hall 102
Jaroslav Papoušek: Fancy Schmancy Homolka (1970)
Second part of a loose family trilogy about the “Communist bourgeois” family, the Homolkas. In this part, the Homolkas have arrived, having acquired a car, which they are trying to make use of by visiting their dying grandfather. Things, however, turn out different than expected. This film belongs to the New Wave hall of fame of Czech cinema with its extreme realism, as well as omnipresent situational comedy of awkwardness and emptiness.
Black and white. In Czech with English subtitles. 78 mins.
Introduced by Professor Bronislava Volková