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Sep 8, 2015 7:00 PM

The Country Teacher

Film screening: The Country Teacher (Venkovský učitel), 2007, 121 min. Directed by Bohdan Sláma.

A man struggles to understand and accept both himself and others in this pastoral drama from Czech filmmaker Bohdan Sláma.
Petr (Pavel Liška) is a schoolteacher who has grown tired of life in Prague and wants out of his dead-end relationship with another man. Petr is still coming to terms with his sexuality, and he decides to take a job in a small farming community where he can start his life over. As Petr settles into his new teaching position, he strikes up a friendship with his neighbors -- a ruggedly independent single woman, Marie (Zuzana Bydžovská), and her handsome teenage son, Lada (Ladislav Šedivý). Petr gains a new lease on life in the country, but his simple life becomes profoundly difficult when he finds himself increasingly attracted to Lada, while Marie makes it clear she has strong feelings for Petr.
Venkovský učitel (aka A Country Teacher) received its North American premiere at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.

Free admission.

First-come, first-served.


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Sep 8, 2015 7:00 PM


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