Jun 7, 2011 8:30 PM
SUMMER ON THE ROOF - Teddy Bear
SUMMER ON THE ROOF is back - Every Tuesday JUNE-AUGUST. Admission Free. Starts at dusk.
SUMMER ON THE ROOF
Film Screenings on the Rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall
JUNE – AUGUST 2011
-Come and enjoy Czech films and Manhattan views on the Rooftop of the Czech Center New York
-Every Tuesday at dusk (doors open at 7pm)
-All films are in Czech with English subtitles
-Capacity is limited and seating is on a first come - first served basis. We don't take reservations.
TEDDY BEAR (MEDVÍDEK)
Directed: Jan Hřebejk
2007, 97 minut, in Czech with English subtitles
A romantic comedy about the complex relationships of a trio of married couples, Teddy Bear is a Czech take on marriage and infidelity from Jan Hrebejk, director of Cozy Dens and Divided We Fall.
Cast: Aňa Geislerová, Táňa Vilhelmová, Nataša Burger, Jiří Macháček, Ivan Trojan, Roman Luknár, Klára Issová, Zuzana Fialová, Jiří Menzel, Věra Křesadlová
Jirka, Roman, and Ivan have been friends since school. Today they are about 35 and, although they went into different fields, their friendship has lasted. They are married (Jirka’s wife is named Vanda, Roman’s is Anna and Ivan’s is Johanka), each is working on his career, and they are doing well. Jirka is a gallery owner, Roman a doctor, and Ivan a diplomat.
Each of the three friends hides a secret, and their lives change radically when the secrets come out. How will the three friends stand up to the tests they are forced to face? Will their friendship survive? Does such friendship exist among the women?
The three marital etudes are interconnected: while one is developing, another is just beginning and touches on questions brought up by the first two or alters them. Just as the bear cake which Anna bakes is made up of layers of cake and cream, so is Teddy Bear a layered story of three men, but also of five women: Anna, Vanda, Johanka, Jutka, and Ema. They are betrayed and betraying women who – after often absurd situations – have an adventure together in the end.
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Jun 7, 2011 8:30 PM