7 search results for Jan Hrebejk

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    Karlovy Vary Film Festival: 'Killing Season,' 'Honeymoon,' 'DK'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Jul 4, 2013

    Travolta and De Niro bring the star power, but the Czechs bring the good stuff
  • Beauty in Trouble - DVD

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 10, 2009

    Pupendo and Up and Down director Jan Hrebejk thoughtfully ponders the effect of contemporary events on traditional Czech culture with this engrossing tale of the unlikely romance shared between a desperate young mother and a kindly, but much older, Czech expatriate. Effectively rendered destitute by the floods that washed through Prague in 2002, struggling young father and husband Jarda (Roman Luknar) eventually resorts to stripping stolen cars as a means of supporting his impoverished family. Jarda's wife Marcela (Anna Geislerová) is having difficulty accepting her husband's nefarious new career, though, and before long she is packing her bags and rounding up the kids to seek shelter with her mother. Life at her mother's house isn't easy thanks to the constant presence of her mean-spirited stepfather Richard (Jiri Schmitzer), but it simply seems as if there is no place left to go and Marcela's options have run dry. Meanwhile, aging Czech émigré Benes (Josef Abrhám) is traveling to Prague from his home in Tuscany in order to reclaim a house that was previously seized by the communists. When Benes and Marcela meet in a chance encounter and the benevolent older man clearly takes a liking to the beautiful young woman, the prospect of securing a stable future for her young children soon prompts the confused Marcela to consider leaving her beloved husband behind in order to make a permanent home with the elegant but elderly foreigner. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide
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    Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo' to open Karlovy Vary fest

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013

    Once more, we'll be attending the Czech-based fest
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    Karlovy Vary Film Festival: 'Child's Pose,' 'Concussion,' 'Miele'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013

    Catching up with highlights from Berlin, Sundance and Cannes
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    65 films wage war for the Foreign Language Oscar

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Oct 13, 2010

    Who will win is anyone's guess
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    LA Film Fest supplies an early award season look at 'Another Earth,' 'The Guard' and 'Project Nim'

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    What blockbuster films will be added to the fest later on?
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    New films from Nick Cassavetes, Ed Burns and Peter Webber join Toronto Film Festival 2012 lineup

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012

    'The Master,' 'The Paperboy' and 'On the Road' will also screen