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Lions of Czech Film: Nowhere in Moravia

Date: 08 April 2015 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Venue: Avalon Theatre

Called "darkly humorous" by Variety film critic Alissa Simon, the film explores village life in the mountains of Moravia where one sister desires to desperately escape, while the other seems trapped, repeating her mother's mistakes. The film features a great ensemble cast. 

Nowhere in Moravia

Nowhere in Moravia

DATE: April 8, 2015, at 8 pm

“Miroslav Krobot makes a darkly humorous feature debut with this dramedy about life in a mountain village.” ~ Alissa Simon, Variety

Nowhere in Moravia (Díra u Hanusovic)
In a small village in the mountains of Moravia lives Maruna (35), who works at the local pub, takes care of her dictatorial mother, and has several affairs among the local men without, however, finding love. Maruna's sister is more ambitious, and when she has a chance to leave the village she takes it. For Maruna, the village is her destiny - one that she can never be separated from. Also living in this sleepy hollow are two forest workers who share the same woman, with whom they live together in an old cottage. The whole village knows their arrangement, and in a way tolerates it. But one day, the woman disappears and is later found murdered. For just a moment, the village's usual calm atmosphere is disturbed, but otherwise everything remains in its routine. When Maruna gets pregnant, she suddenly realizes that her life is too much like her mother's. The circle is closed. (Dir.: Miroslav Krobat, 2104, 102 min., Czech with English subtitles)

Film Trailer:

Full Variety review: http://variety.com/2014/film/reviews/film-review-nowhere-in-moravia-1201265596/

Awards: Nominated for the Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival (2014)

About the director:
Miroslav Krobot was born on November 12, 1951 in Sumperk, Czechoslovakia. He is an actor and director, known for Alois Nebel (2011), The Man from London (2007) and Okresní prebor: Poslední zápas Pepíka Hnátka (2012).

Tickets are available via www.theavalon.org or at the door.

Location: Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

About the Lions of Czech Film Series:   
This marks the ninth 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