Lions of Czech Film: Shameless (Nestyda)
10.07.2013 / 20:00
On July 10, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theater will screen Jan Hřebejk's film SHAMELESS (Nestyda). In this comedy, a TV weatherman tries to ward off his mid-life crisis and his increasingly dissatisfying marriage with a steady stream of affairs. When he manipulates a weather report for the sake of flirting, the repercussions are quick to follow. He finds himself jobless and without a wife. His carefree bachelor lifestyle, interlaced with lovers of varying ages, is not, however, idyllic.
July 10, 8 pm
Dir. Jan Hřebejk, 2008, 88 min., Czech with English subtitles
In 2009, the film was nominated for a Czech Lion Award for Best Supporting Actress (Emília Vásáryová).
"A TV weatherman gets a bad case of the seven-year itch in Shameless, a smoothly shot and performed marital infidelity comedy from prolific Czech helmer Jan Hřebejk (Divided We Fall, Beauty in Trouble). Inspired by Michal Viewegh's popular book Short Stories About Marriage and Sex," the home-turf hit sold nearly 500,000 ducats last fall. Slyly entertaining, the pic treats relationship issues in a way that should resonate with fest and cinematheque viewers abroad." ~Alissa Simon
About the Lions of Czech Film Series:
This marks the seventh year of collaboration with the Avalon Theatre to present the Lions of Czech Film Series. This film series gives the Washington, DC, community an opportunity to view Czech films that are popular hits in Europe and have received numerous honors and awards at film festivals. Most of the films have received the prestigious Czech Lion Award, the Czech equivalent of an Academy Award. All of the films have limited distribution in the United States. The Lions of Czech Film Series offers an invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema in the nation’s capital.
The Avalon Theater
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015
Tickets may be purchased at the box office or online at www.theavalon.org.
For more information, call the box office at (202) 966-3464, or to hear general information about films playing at the Avalon, call (202) 966-6000.
Film trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAeWb959u1I (Czech only)