Wed 05 September
Filmclub in Czech Centre
In the Czech Centre Rotterdam starts the traditional filmclub - screenings of the movies from Czech Republic. This time with the movie ‘Long Live the Family (Rodina je základ státu)’.
About the film:
Director: Robert Sedláček, 2011, 100 minutes, in Czech with English subtitles
Libor, a father of two children and former teacher, is a senior bank executive whose company goes bankrupt because of fraud. Investigators hint that they have enough information to send Libor to prison and offer him a plea bargain in exchange for his cooperation. Libor takes time to reflect on his situation and convinces his wife to go away with him for a few days. Is he fleeing from justice, or is there something else going on entirely? This intimate road movie, set against the backdrop of the current economic crisis, is a movie about having to claim responsibility for one’s actions and deciding what can be sacrificed in the public sphere to ensure privacy in one’s personal life.
About the Director Robert Sedlacek studied at the Department of Documentary Film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). His feature debut Rules of Lies/Pravidla lzi (2006) was awarded, among others, the Czech Critics Award and the Czech Lion Award 2006 for the best script. His second feature film Men in the Rut/Muzi v riji premiered in 2009 and has screened at numerous film festivals. He is a part-owner of the production company Produkce Martin Prochazka, realizing not only Sedlacek’s projects but also films by director Karel Vachek.
Check the trailer here.