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Screening of Czech film "Empties" in EUFF 2017

Date: 24 April 2017 - 30 September 2017, Venue: Chennai, Delhi, Pune, Goa, Kolkata, Puducherry, Ranchi, Coimbatore

"Empties" Czech Film directed by Jan Sverak and his father, screenwriter/actor Zdenek Sverak was screening in 8 cities - Chennai, Delhi, Pune, Goa, Kolkata, Puducherry, Ranchi, Coimbatore  within European Union Film Festival 2017.


Previous screening:

24 April (7:30 pm) Chennai, Goethe Institute

11 June (11:00 am) Delhi, Sirifort Auditorium Complex, Audi 2

12 June (3:00 pm) Pune, National Film Archive of India

7 July (3:30 pm) Goa, Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG)

20 July (5:30 pm) Kolkata, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute

29 July (7:00 pm) Puducherry, 58, Rue Suffren

24 August (5:30 pm), Ranchi, Audrey House

30 August (1:00 pm), Coimbatore, Hindusthan College of Arts & Science 


Empties (Vratné lahve) is the last in a trilogy from director Jan Svěrák and his father, screenwriter/actor Zdeněk Svěrák. The trilogy began with the Academy Award-nominated ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, exploring childhood, continued into adulthood with the Academy Award-winning KOLYA, and now comes to completion with EMPTIES, a comic love story about a man facing old age.  


Josef Tkaloun is an elderly teacher at a high school in Prague who cannot control his anger when his pupils misbehave in his poetry class. He quits his job and despite his wife urging him to retire, becomes a cycle courier. After an inevitable accident, he still refuses to stay at home and takes a job in the local Žižkov supermarket. He works behind a counter, recycling glass beer bottles. There he begins to flirt with the customers and matchmake both for an old friend and for the man he works with. His own flirtations (and sexually charged dreams) almost get him into trouble with his wife, so he resolves to reignite the passion in his marriage by celebrating his wedding anniversary with a hot air balloon ride. The scary balloon ride, ending in crash, revitalizes the relationship

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