The Czech Republic

2022, 1h 35m, The Czech Republic
Director: Tomasz Winski
Cast: Hana Vagnerová, Matyáš Řezníček, Eliška Křenková, Martin Hofmann, Antonie Formanová, Hynek Čermák
Genre: Drama
Festivals: Karlovy Vary 2022

Hana and Petr, facing a crisis in their marriage, decide to solve it by opening up their relationship, under condition that they will remain honest, sharing their new experiences and sexual escapades with each other. But the experiment takes a darker turn when their enjoyment of this newly acquired freedom morphs into a power struggle. Confessions of extramarital affairs are wielded as a weapon, with truthfulness replaced by pretense. As husband and wife each attempt to present the best image of their imaginary selves, it leads to an escalation of emotional and psychological violence that takes them to the breaking point.

Please note, this film contains graphic and sensitive subject matter and is not recommended for viewers under the age of 18. 

All films at CEFF are presented in their original language with English subtitles.

In-Cinema: Saturday, November 4 at 9:00 PM (Globe Cinema 2)

Online: Friday, November 3rd – Sunday, November 12th, 2023

Presented by the Czech Business Association of Canada and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ottawa