Jul 24, 2012
SUMMER ON THE ROOF - Loners
Screening on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall. Admission: $10. Screening starts at dusk. Door open at 7pm.
Admission: $10 BUY TICKETS
Screening starts at dusk.
Films are in Czech with English subtitles.
In case of bad weather films will be screened at the indoor cinema.
Tickets are not refundable.
Directed by David Ondricek, 2000, 103 min.
There are seven Prague-based characters in the story, all in their mid twenties. Each reflects a part of the chaos in our own lives, and the mess in our heads. Almost all of them attempt to forge and sustain "serious" relationships, which in turn become a series of clashes and lead to disappointment, and finally back to loneliness.
Robert works for a travel agency and helps to arrange scenes from the everyday lives of "ordinary" Czech families as an attraction for Japanese tourists. He also works as a kind of matchmaker and occasionally helps to put together some of his friends. He helps to separate his friend Hanka from Peter, an announcer for an independent radio station who tries to capture "real" life by recording the moments from "reality" and playing them over the air. Vesna, came to Prague from Macedonia because it is according to her the best place for UFOs to land, but her real reason for coming is somewhat different... Hanka is followed by the crazy Ondrej, until then a respected brain surgeon, and married with two kids. Through him she meets Jacob, who uses copious amounts of weed in order to be constructive in this gloomy world. On the other hand, this destroys his short-term memory - and he forgets that he already has a girlfriend. The disappointed Hanka runs to her parents, only to find some twenty-odd Japanese tourists watching her parents eat their dinner...
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Jul 24, 2012