Czech That Film: Honeymoon
Czech Republic, 2013, 92 Minute Running Time
Director, Jan Hrebejk in person. Reception following the film.
A picture-perfect wedding in the Czech countryside takes an unwelcome turn when a black-clad figure crashes the celebrations, eclipsing the new couple's happiness like a shadow over the sun. This mysterious outsider claims to be an old friend of the groom, but arrives bearing a gift that threatens to mar the festivities. The third chapter in a loosely constituted trilogy about suppressed guilt and secrets (also including 2009's Kawasaki's Rose and 2011's Innocence), Jan Hrebejk's latest film is a wonderfully fraught meditation on the (im)possibility of forgiveness.
DIRECTOR: Jan Hrebejk