21 Aug 2004 00:00 - 26 Aug 2004 00:00
Magnificent WWII epic, nominated for the 2004 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.
Ondrej Trojan / Czech Republic, Austria & Slovak Republic / 2003 / 150 min
Ana Geislerová, György Cserhalmi, Jaroslava Adamová, Miroslav Donutil, Jaroslav Dusek, Iva Bittová
Fleeing the Gestapo, resistance worker Eliska is forced to abandon her lover and home, and take sanctuary in the remote mountain village of Zelary, where daily life has gone undisturbed for centuries.
There, she assumes a new identity, ""marries"" a kindly local farmer, and with great reluctance, submits to her new, rural lifestyle – only to discover there an unexpected sense of purpose and community ... until, finally, the soldiers come.
An epic in the tradition of David Lean, this handsome production is a crowdpleaser par excellence: a powerfully moving tale of love, courage and sacrifice.
Sat 21 Aug 21:15 Edinburgh Filmhouse
Mon 23 Aug 21:30 Edinburgh Filmhouse
Thu 26 Aug 20:00 Glasgow Film Theatre
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From: 21 Aug 2004 00:00
To: 26 Aug 2004 00:00