Nowhere in Moravia

Direction
Year 
2014
Country
  • Czech Republic
Runtime
103min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

When she’s not serving regulars in a pub in a sleepy northern Moravian village, thirtysomething Maruna spends time with indecisive mayor Jura, soft-hearted outsider Olin and philandering roofer Kódl. Or she fights with her domineering mother, who is more inclined towards sister Jaruna, the one who gets the chance to leave this godforsaken place. Lightened with a touch of black humor, Krobot’s laconic village drama develops from a superb script, whose authors drew on their familiarity with the people and the region that made their protagonists who they are. Particularly today, when the word "waiting” is perceived entirely negatively, Krobot’s heroes, quite happy to continue living a fairly humdrum existence, might appear to have come from another planet. A powerful element of the film, gradually and carefully built into the plot, is the human respect which Krobot, aided by leading Czech actors, is able to convey to his audience. Somewhere in Moravia betrays a certain affinity with the work of the Czech literary classics, the Mrštík brothers, and with the absurd dramas of the 1960s. KVIFF

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Details

  • Original Title
    Díra u Hanušovic
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Miroslav Krobot, Lubomír Smékal
  • Cinematography
    Jan Baset Střítežský
  • Editing
    Jan Daňhel, Otakar Šenovský
  • Sound
    Marek Hart, Viktor Ekrt
  • Runtime
    103 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
    2014
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution

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