12 Nov 2016 20:00
Home Care + Q&A with director Slávek Horák and actor Bolek Polívka
Vlasta, a dedicated home care nurse, works long hours travelling all over the countryside to visit her patients while her retired husband Láďa (bolek polívka) potters about at home waiting for his dinner. After a freak accident involving frogs this 30 year old routine comes to an abrupt end and Vlasta is forced to reevaluate her life and face mortality. Beautifully written and performed, full of wry humour and acute observation, this is a life-affirming drama in the style of Miloš Forman and Jiří Menzel.
CZ 2015, 90 min
Cast: Alena Mihulová, Bolek Polívka, Tatiana Vilhemová, Zuzana Krónerová
Slávek Horák studied at the Film School in his hometown of Zlin. He then went on to study Directing and Scriptwriting at FAMU in Prague but, due to his early success directing commercials, Slavek never completed his studies. Slavek was Assistant Director on the film Kolya, which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. He has also shot two short films for the international project Straight 8. Both of these films were chosen to be in the final six screened at Cannes. Home Care is Slavek’s debut screenplay and produced by his company TVORBA Films. The film has won an award from the Czech Film Foundation.
Bolek Polívka is a Czech actor, mime, playwright and scriptwriter. Having studied at the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, Bolek cofounded the Theatre Husa na Provazku (Goose on a String) in 1972, before setting up his own Theatre, named after himself, in 1993. Bolek performed a number of roles in theatre, film and television. In his breakthrough film The Inheritance or Fuckoffguysgoodday, Bolek played an unforgettable cult figure: the peculiar and eternally drunk village peasant, Bohus, who unexpectedly inherits masses of land. In the world of film, Bolek Polivka is most often associated with Jan Hrebejk, featuring in Hrebejk’s films Cosy Dens, Divided We Fall, and Pupendo.
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£12 / £11 (concs.) for single screen bookings
£10 / £9 (concs.) 2—3 screenings
£8 / £7 (concs.) 4+ screenings
Part of Made in Prague Festival
5 Nov - 2 Dec 2016
Regent Street Cinema, 307 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW
12 Nov 2016 20:00