Thursday, March 25, Lindley Hall 102 at 7 PM
Jan Hřebejk: Cozy Dens
A well known comedy-drama Pelíšky is set in the Prague suburbs over two close periods of time, Christmas 1967 and the days leading up to the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia on 21 August 1968. Šebek is a high-ranking military commander who is fiercely loyal to the Communist regime, whilst Kraus, his neighbor, is a veteran of the resistance and a true Czech patriot. In this ironic take on the Czech society during this dramatic period, both are made to look equally ridiculous. In the meantime their teenage kids fall in love, listen to Beatles and do other things foreign to their parents.
Color. In Czech with English subtitles. 115 mins.
Introduced by Professor Bronislava Volková