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The Word

Director(s): Beata ParkanováCZ, SK, PL100 min.2022
87%(25 ratings)
Accessibilitynot suitable for minors under 15 years of age
LanguagesCzech, Slovak (orig.)
Black and white / colourcolor

Václav is a notary in a small town in the late 1960s, he is not a member of the Communist Party and is seen as a moral authority by those around him. With his wife and children, he is having good times in a difficult period and is a solid support for his family and society. He does not back down from his principles or his word, and although he is systematically forced to make concessions, he persistently refuses to join the party. However, August 1968 and the fears of what will follow after the occupation put a strain on his psyche. Good times turns bad, and Věra becomes his support, giving her husband the strength to stand firmly on his feet and hold the family together. Beata Parkanová's period film follows the strength of love between two different people tested by difficult times. The Word premiered at the Karlovy Vary IFF, where Beata Parkanová won the directing award and Martin Finger won the male actor award. IMDb web trailer
Projection of The Word at IFF Art Film 2023
Slovak Season
17. Jun
Film was already screened