Winter Flies

Winter Flies

Vsechno bude
2018
85 minutes
Czech
Directed by:
Olmo Omerzu

Complete with a canine sidekick, a fantastic escape scene, and the cringeworthy sexual frustrations of teenage boys, “Winter Flies” is a wonderfully strange, oddly magical coming-of-age film. When rebellious, angsty, and secretly sweet Mara decides to run away from home in a stolen Audi, his plans for a solo adventure are thwarted by Hedus, an overweight, clumsy younger boy who insists on joining him (in full camo gear). As the unlikely friends set out on a road trip across the Czech Republic, their journey is anything but smooth, and after a series of comically twisted events, their dreams of starting a new life are halted after Mara is picked up for driving underage. The Hollywood Reporter writes: “Observant and wise about boys in puberty yet impish and carefree when necessary and never idealizing the cold and dreary countryside they travel through, ‘Winter Flies’ is a lovely little film that’s as comfortable as an old sweater and almost as warm.”

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