Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon

Category: short
Director: Adam Martinec
Country: Czech Republic
Year: 2020
Length: 22'
Production Status: completed


A scorching summer's day down by the lake. The hordes flock to the water's edge and people start to get tetchy. The woman selling tickets is sweltering and bad-tempered because she hasn't got enough change. Yet no-one has time for her because their main goal is finding the best place to put down their towels. The lifeguard is well able to keep the crowds under control - so long as he has a nice cold beer to hand. Although seemingly like any other, this particular afternoon by the lake is disturbed by a panic-stricken woman searching for her two children. Yet nobody takes her seriously; children are always getting lost and everything's bound to be OK... Anatomy of a Czech Afternoon examines the limits of selfishness and our inability to look further than the confines of our own comfort zone.

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