The country teacher [videorecording] / Pallas Film
DVDs | Film Movement | c2009 | [Widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD C WORLD (CZECH)) plus 1 more
[New York] : Film Movement, c2009.
1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Film Movement series
Film Movement series.
In Czech, with optional English subtitles.
Title from container.
Pavel Liška, Zuzana Bydžovská, Ladislav Šedivý, Marek Daniel, Tereza Voříšk.
Screenplay, Bohdan Sláma ; director, Bohdan Sláma ; music, Vladimir Godár; photography, Diviš Marek; editor, Jan Daňhel.
"Year 7, film 4"--Disc label.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
When a young natural sciences teacher (Pavel Liška) turns down a prestigious school in Prague to work in the backwaters of a remote Czech village, it seems like an odd choice, but he's looking for the space and quiet that he thinks only the country can afford. Once settled, he meets Marie (Zuzana Bydžovská), a local widow whose husband left her to work their farm and raise an adolescent son (Ladislav Šedivý). They form a firm friendship, one she'd like to take further. What Marie does not realize is that the teacher has actually left Prague to escape both a former lover and the confusion he feels about his own sexuality. It is a reality he is forced to confront, however, when his ex-boyfriend arrives in town, upsetting the tenuous love triangle that has formed between Marie, the teacher and her insolent son.
Special features: theatrical trailer; biographies; the short film, Peter and Ben / a film by Pinny Grylls (UK : 10 min.).
Czech title: Venkovský učitel
DV075 Film Movement