Bohdan Sláma at IFFR
A bitter-sweet observation in the Czech tradition of a small rural community. Well observed, sometimes grotesque, sometimes touching, often ironic, it focuses on the young inhabitants, their dreams and secret loves.
Something Like Happiness
Three friends, now grown up, wrestle with loneliness, desires and failures in an internationally award-winning and moving drama. Something like Happiness is the Czech submission for the Oscars.
A Country Teacher
The story of a young Czech teacher who leaves Prague and his ex-lover behind for work in the remote countryside. In search of peace and his own sexual identity, the teacher meets two people who change his life: the peculiar farm woman, Marie, and her teenage son, Lada.
Since his debut Wild Bees (Tiger Award 2002), Sláma has become the figurehead of Czech cinema. Once again, his powers of observation are combined with his understanding of human weakness and his sense of humour in this village drama.