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Nov 18, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Video Thursdays

Autumn Spring, dir. Vladimír Michálek, 2001, 95 min., subtitles, Starring Vlastimil Brodsky, Stella Zázvorková, and Stanislav Zindulka

November 18 at 7 pm

Autumn Spring (Babí léto)


Autumn Spring was the last film in which Vlastimil Brodsky starred before he passed away in 2002. This is poignant but fitting, as it is a comedy about a man nearing the end of his life who chooses to enjoy each minute he is given instead of submitting to the fear of death that surrounds him.

Frantisek Hána is an irresponsible but  indhearted man in his late 70s. He spends much of his time with his buddy, Eduard. Together they pull off elaborate pranks, pretending to be wealthy and

influential men rather than the retired actors that they really are. Franti‰ek’s wife is too busy

planning their inevitable funerals to appreciate her husband’s playful nature, and she is quickly tiring

of his antics. Meanwhile, Frantisek’s son is doing all he can to move his parents into a home so that

he can move into their apartment. All of this comes to a head when one of Frantisek’s pranks

backfires, and he is forced to take drastic measures to keep his life from falling apart.


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Nov 18, 2004 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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