The Word (CinEast Festival)
Slovo République tchèque-Slovaquie 2022 | vostang | 104’ | c | De : Beata Parkanová | Avec : Martin Finger, Gabriela Mikulková, Jenovéfa Boková
► Prix de la Meilleure mise en scène et du Meilleur acteur (Martin Finger), Festival de Karlovy Vary 2022
A psychological family drama set in Czechoslovakia in the period between May 1968 and 1969 is an intense look into the lives of husband and wife, Václav and Věra, who go through socio-political and personal upheavals together and try not to betray basic human values.
« A stately, stirring Czech portrait of family life in a hostile political climate…Even as outside political pressures muscle in on matters, “Word” remains most unusual and moving as a marital study, one in which common moral conviction trumps everyday disputes. » (Variety)