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Jan 29, 2019 7:00 PM


WINDOW TO EUROPE FILM SERIES – Czech Republic. Window to Europe presents one extraordinary European film each month, exploring the complexity and diversity of cinematic voices from across the continent.

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Director: Olmo Omerzu, 2018, 85 min, Czech Republic.
In Czech with English subtitles.

The Czech Republic has selected Winter Flies as it's entry for this year's best foreign-language film Oscar.

Two mischievous adolescent boys embark on a journey of imaginative misadventure and coming-of-age self-discovery, in Olmo Omerzu's road-trip comedy celebrating the need to indulge the innocence, impulsiveness, and irrepressibility of youth. On a bright, wintry day, cherubic and ingenuous Heduš (Jan František Uher) catches doe-eyed friend Mára (Tomáš Mrvík) and his stolen car in his BB gun’s crosshairs. He spontaneously decides to accompany Mára on a journey without destination. Two curious teenagers heedlessly take on the adventures that come their way, from rescuing a canine companion from drowning to picking up their instant teenage crush, hitchhiker Bara (Eliška Křenková).

The picaresque journey is told in counterpoint to Mára’s interrogation by small-town cops (Lenka Vlasáková, Martin Pechlt). With each episode recounted bringing the story closer to the present arrest, Heduš and Mára’s future remains theirs to be written.

It is a bittersweet comedy that reminds us to indulge our inner child and the innocent pleasures of youth. The movie is directed by Olmo Omerzu. Olmo Omerzu was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since his studies at Prague FAMU film school, he is firmly settled in Czech cinema. His previous works premiered at Berlin and San Sebastian festivals. He unveiled his latest work, Winter Flies, in the main competition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and managed to add another prize to his trophy cabinet, the Best Director Award.

Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to the event. 

Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time.


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


Jan 29, 2019 7:00 PM


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