Winter Flies

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A delightfully unsentimental and joyful road movie through the Czech countryside featuring two teenage boys making a break from home in a stolen Audi.


Mara, a tough-talking teen and Hedus, eccentric and permanently positive, set off on an adventure in a stolen Audi with no aim other than the desire to experience and enjoy. Driving through a winter landscape the unlikely pair, harmlessly fantasising about sexual prowess and joining the French Foreign Legion, encounter the adverse world of adults – a man drowning his dog, a manipulative police officer, and a potential rapist. The boys´ heart-warming friendship supported by incredible performances is in the centre of this road movie, which is an utter joy to watch. Another piece of accomplished filmmaking by Olmo Omerzu whose 2015 Family Film was the festivals’ firm favourite.


The winner of the 2018 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Director’s Prize and the Czech Republic´s nomination for the Oscars.


Part of Czech100: Made In Prague Festival

BBFC rating
15
Year
2018
Running time
85 mins
Country
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
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Director
Olmo Omerzu
Cast
Tomas Mrvik, Jan Frantisek Uher, Eliska Krenkova

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November 4th

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