05-03-2008

New Michalek film opens in Czech Republic

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A new film by Vladimír Michálek, Of Parents and Children, a poetic comedy about an aging father and his middle-aged son who have little in common,opened Thursday (March 6) in the Czech Republic

Filmed on a 24-million-crown (€900,000) budget (www.orodicichadetech.com) and starring Josef Somr and David Novotný, the film portrays the family against the background of the 20th century with all its absurdities.

Michálek made the ground-breaking international co-production Sekal Has to Die in 1998. For his new film, Michálek was inspired by the novel of the same name by Czech author Emil Hakl. The text was adapted by scriptwriter Jiří Kři