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19 Oct 2012 - 21 Oct 2012

Long Live the Family! at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Long Live the Family (Rodina je základ státu) is a satirical road movie by Robert Sedláček in which a banker goes on the run from justice and discovers the values of family life.

Director-Screenwriter Robert Sedláček
Producer Radim Procházka
With Igor Chmela, Eva Vrbková, Jiŕí Vyorálek
Czech Republic 2011
106 mins
Production company Produkce Radim Procházka

Libor, a former teacher, enjoys a well-paid position as a bank manager, living in a luxurious villa outside Prague. His business partners are taken into custody and the authorities have a few questions for him to answer. Rather than wait around, he decides to take off to Moravia with his wife and two children. In the process, he pretends that everything is normal, rediscovers the value of family life, meets up with a former colleague lost in provincial obscurity, and becomes the object of a manhunt. Libor is not a criminal type, merely someone who signs cheques and is drawn into a business world failing to recognise its own criminality (he doesn’t even flee the country). Director Robert Sedláček, who has already made a name for himself with the satirical Men in Rut, has produced an attractive mainstream road movie on ‘social phenomena’ by no means limited to the Czech Republic.

Peter Hames

Showing times
19 October at 9 pm
, on sale from 24 September
Ciné Lumière
17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT

21 October at 8.45 pm, on sale from 24 September
BFI Southbank
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT




Ciné Lumière and BFI Southbank


From: 19 Oct 2012
To: 21 Oct 2012



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