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Directed by Jan Svěrák

Czech Republic 2017 111 mins. In Czech

Based on his father’s coming-of-age memoir set during the waning years of World War II, Svěrák’s (Koyla, The Elementary School, Accumulator 1) warm film follows eight-year-old Eda, who relocates with his family from Prague to the small village of Slavonice. There he meets a host of idiosyncratic relatives and a gang of rowdy local kids who allow him to join their club. Eda’s innocent perspective and boyhood adventures contrast with the shadow of war weighing heavily upon the country. ˝A beautiful piece of nostalgia shot entirely from a little boy’s perspective, one that never makes a misstep.˝—The Hollywood Reporter. In Czech with English subtitles.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Appears in: New Czech Cinema