The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
ONE CZECH A MONTH
The Facets Cinémathèque presents a new series showcasing current Czech cinema, with one screening every month of an acclaimed Czech film produced in the past decade. Curated by Irena Kovarova and organized in cooperation with the Czech Center New York. All films in Czech with English subtitles.
Best Actress Best Cinematography Best Sound Czech Lions
"Beautifully observed...a remarkable depiction of the constantly changing dynamics of troubled relationships, making for one of the most compelling marital dramas of recent years" -New York Magazine
What does it take to create a harmonious relationship? When Eva, a Czech concert pianist, reluctantly follows her Slovak composer husband Peter to a small village on the Slovak-Hungarian border, the already extant strains in their marriage threaten to become permanent fissures. Peter, a somewhat selfish artist, finds the country atmosphere perfect for his work, while ignoring the fact that Eva feels alienated and adrift. She is far from her family and from Prague, the city she knows so well, and she misses her friends and exciting career opportunities. In the countryside, her horizons seem limited to giving piano lessons and accompanying church weddings. The unspoken tensions between Eva and Peter finally become public discord when their shaky domesticity is tested by two events: the visit of an old musician friend, and the arrival of a Hungarian mother and daughter who move into the space that Peter planned to use for a studio. This subtle, truthful and emotionally resonant examination of male-female relationships marks the feature directing debut of an Oscar-nominated animator. (Vancouver International Film Festival)
Directed by Michaela Pavlátová, Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2003, 35mm, 93 mins In Czech with English subtitles.