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Jan 17, 2017 7:00 PM



Window to Europe presents one extraordinary European film each month,
exploring the complexity and diversity of cinematic voices from across the continent.


Director: Martin Šulík

1995, 99 min, Slovakia, France
Comedy, Fantasy 


1995 Best Film, Director, Screenplay Czech Lion Award

1995 Winner, Special Prize by the Jury, Karlovy Vary Film Festival


From Slovakia’s celebrated director Martin Sulík, this film is the poetic tale of Jakub, a daydreamer in his early 30's and is still living with his father. The father is tired of Jakub's idleness and throws him out of the flat. He tells Jakub to sell the old garden of his grandfather and to buy his own flat. Jakub retires into the neglected garden and retreats into the worn garden house from the world and from his problems. The garden turns out to be a magical place full of surprises and mysteries.

Jakub stumbles across his grandfather’s journal which is written in reverse script. He finds a map leading him to an old bottle of slivovice hidden years ago. Now curious Jakub must solve the mysteries of his grandfather’s garden. He meets Helena, a young girl Jakub’s grandfather taught to also write backwards.

Strange things happen in the garden, and some of them do indeed seem like miracles. Amid the eccentric events, young Helena teaches Jakub to appreciate the delicate mysteries of life.

Please arrive at least five minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons five minutes prior to showtime. 


Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


Jan 17, 2017 7:00 PM


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