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Czech Film in PIFF 2018

Date: 11 January 2018 - 18 January 2018, Venue: City Pride Kothrud, Sr No 20/2, next To Swapna Shilp Soc Near Gandhi Lawn,off Sangam Press Rd, kothrud, Pune, Maharashtra

The 16th edition of the  Pune International Film Festival (PIFF) will be held at five different venues between January 11 and 18, 2018. Czech movie "the Quartette" - a charming comic-drama follows four very different string players brought together through contemporary music in a small Czech town will be screen during the festival.


Original Language Title: Kvarteto
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2017
Running Time: 93 minutes
Language: Czech (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Miroslav Krobot
Producers: Ondrej Zima, Katerina Ondrejkova, Pavel Rejholec, Martin Chalupsky
Principal Cast: Barbora Poláková, Jaroslav Plesl, Lukáš Melník, Zdeněk Julina, Pavlína Štorková
Cinematographers: Juraj Chlpik
Editor: Jan Danhel
Music: Alois Pinos
Screenwriter: Miroslav Krobot, Lubomír Smékal

Film Synopsis:

This charming comic-drama set in a small Czech town follows a quartet of string players that meets frequently to rehearse contemporary music. Composer and first violin Robert is something of a mama’s boy. Robert lives with the attractive but flighty cello player Simona. Sexy womanizer Tomáš, who also fronts a punk band, plays second violin and observes the ups and downs of Robert and Simona’s relationship, waiting for his chance. Rounding out the group is the extremely reserved history expert Funés, who refuses to go out with the opposite sex because he believes he will either be disappointed or disappointing.

Co-writer/director Miroslav Krobot slyly observes his characters with rueful melancholy and brilliant understatement. Like his compatriot directors Miloš Forman and Jiří Menzel he also displays a wise and humorous attitude towards sex: “This is a film about the search for happiness and the doubts and uncertainties that go with it.”