Garden Store. A Family Friend
Jan Hřebejk2017, 1 h 50 min
A story set in the reality of the Nazi-occupied Prague. Vilma, Ela and Bedřiška live with two children. The husbands of the sisters are in concentration camps, where they have been taken for the resistance movement activity. During the whole war, doctor Jiří, a friend of the husband of one of them, helps the women, thankful to his underground friends for not giving him away. With time, a feeling arises between Vilma and Jiří. When Vilma’s husband comes home after the war, he is already a stranger to the family. Vilma has to choose between the man with whom she has started her family and the one with whom she has lived for the last five years. A Family Friend is the first part (next to Deserter and Adorator) of the trilogy Garden Store.
written by Petr Jarchovský director of photography Bartek Cierlica
music Petr Ostrouchov
production design Jan Kadlec Jr.
costume design Katarína Štrbová Bieliková
sound Jiří Klenka
edited by Vladimír Barák
cast Ondřej Sokol, Aňa Geislerová, Martin Finger, Jiří Macháček, Gabriela Míčová, Klára Melíšková, Karel Dobrý, David Novotný, Lenka Krobotová, Sabina Remundová, Richard Stanke, Jakub Laurych, Josefína Krycnerová, Rozálie Krycnerová
production Fog’n’Desire Films
producer Viktor Tauš
co-produced by Sokol Kollár, Mental Disorder 4, Česká televize
co-financed by Polish Film Institute, State Cinematography Fund Czech Republic, Creative Europe – MEDIA, Audiovizualny fond