Lions of Czech Film

Wed, Apr 9

Honeymoon

(Líbánky)

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  92 min • in Czech with English subtitles • Buy Tickets

Hřebejk once again proves himself a master of ironic tone and a confident visual stylist. The talented ensemble cast, most of them regulars, hit all the right notes and create nuanced, recognizable characterizations, while craft contributions on the Bohemia-set production prove topnotch.

–Alissa Simon, Variety

At once delicate and forceful, HONEYMOON is an elegant exploration of morality and conscience, played out against a pastoral backdrop that betrays few hints of the provocative questions at the film’s core.

–Dimitri Eipides, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

Join internationally renowned director Jan Hřebejk as he presents his new film HONEYMOON (LÍBÁNKY), with a Q&A following the screening.

A picture-perfect wedding in the Czech countryside is crashed by an uninvited guest whose past secrets shed a shadow over the festivities. The mysterious outsider claims to be a friend of the groom, but the groom denies knowing him. Winning the affection of guests, the enigmatic stranger delves into the bride’s inner circle and makes her question her vows: “for better or for worse.” Director Jan Hřebejk partners with award-winning screenwriter Petr Jarchovský and an all star cast including veteran performers Aňa Geislerová and Stanislav Majer on this melodrama which garnered Hřebejk the award for best director at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (2013).

About the Director:
Jan Hřebejk has made a name for himself amongst the top Czech and international directors. His film Divided We Fall won five Czech Lion Awards and was also nominated for an Oscar. At the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013, he won the coveted award for the best director and was nominated for the Crystal Globe. His film Kawasaki’s Rose (2009) was selected as the Czech entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars. He has made an array of successful films including Cosy Dens (1999), Pupendo (2003), Up and Down (2004), Beauty in Trouble (2006), Innocence (2011), among many others. Furthermore, he has received over 20 international awards and 14 nominations for his films.

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