Czech Film Festival: Winter Flies

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 7:00pm
Lightbox Film Center 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Experience the finest selection of new Czech films!

Established in 2012 to accommodate increased interest in Czech cinema and culture in the United States, the Czech That Film festival is dedicated to raising the profile of current Czech films at an international level. It provides an opportunity for American enthusiasts of global cinema to experience successful new Czech films that not only expose participants to Czech culture, but also enlighten audiences, bring people together, and present inspired entertainment for all.

August 15, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Winter Flies

Olmo Omerzu, Czech Republic, 2018, 85 min., Czech w/ English subtitles

A rebellious teenager and his dorky, BB gun-toting sidekick run away through the Czech countryside in a stolen Audi. Along the way, they pick up a dog and a pretty female hitchhiker as they try to elude the police. An interrogation of tall tales of exploits is contrasted against awkwardness, innocence, and adulthood. This coming-of-age road movie tells a story of adolescent friendship and the irrepressible desire to experience something even if one doesn’t know exactly what that something is – a sense of unbridled freedom. The film received the Best Director award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Organized by Lucerna Film, Czech Centres, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, Inc.

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