Czech That Film: Family Friend | Denver Film Society | Jan Hrebejk

Czech That Film: Family Friend

Jan Hrebejk

Drama, History, Romance

CzechEnglish Subtitles130 min


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Sunday, April 22nd, 7:00pm
Family Friend is a melodrama taking place in the early 1940s during German occupation. Three young women and two children await the return of their imprisoned husbands and fathers from Nazi concentration camps. A family friend and doctor named Jiri watches over the women forced into a family union by the war. The film tells a story of forbidden love that remains unfulfilled, friendship bigger than life, desire, departures and returns. Love, friendship and loyalty leave deep imprints on the family lives of women brought together by destiny. The film is the first part of director Jan Hrebejk's trilogy Garden Store (Zahradnictví), also comprised of the films Deserter (Dezertér) and Suitor (Nápadník).

"…it's a first-rate production that ranks right alongside Hrebejk and Jarchovský's finest work." ~The Prague Reporter