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The Way Out

Winner of seven Czech Lions including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress (Klaudia Dudová), the story follows Žaneta and David, a young, downwardly spiraling Romani couple in an unglamorous Czech town where societal and bureaucratic attitudes to Romani people range from indifference to hostility. Doing their utmost to better themselves, Žaneta is determined to live scrupulously but David’s commitment to ethical living is weaker—or perhaps merely more pragmatic. Can their family, which includes an infant daughter and Žaneta’s teenaged sister Cuckoo, survive all that life keeps throwing at them—is there indeed a way out?

Appears in: New Czech Cinema

Genres: Drama