Embassy of the Czech Republic
February 10, 2016
8:00 pm
Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington DC 20015


On February 10, at 8 pm, the Avalon Theatre will screen the Czech box office hit Life is Life (Život je život), a comedy portraying an ordinary family tackling day to day problems. Meanwhile a father wants to escape the everyday duldrums and fantacizes about being his hero - 007.  The film kicks off the tenth anniversary of the Lions of Czech film series, bringing award-winning Czech films to the Washington, DC, community. The screening of Life is Life will be featured for one night only!

Life is Life | Život je život      

Directed by Milan Cieslar, 2015, 97 minutes, in Czech with English subtitles

Life is Life (Život je život) was a record-breaking box office hit in the Czech Republic for 2015. The comedy by director Milan Cieslor portrays an average Czech family tackling their day to day problems. Veteran actor Ondřej Vetchý plays the shy, middle-aged policeman František. As a father of three daughters, he wants to see them coupled with capable, successful men, but they have a knack for finding just the opposite. He tries to come to terms with their unfortunate choice of partners.  One of his daughters constantly tries to get pregnant. The second dates an exotic fool. The third doesn’t know the father of the baby she is expecting. All the while, František dreams of his own fantasy life as his hero, Agent 007. František and his wife always spend their vacation at the local lake, although the wife dreams of the seaside. One day she meets a bohemian writer. Meanwhile, an attractive colleague with Spanish roots walks into František’s office and life starts sizzle. A James Bond style score performed by the Czech Symphony Orchestra accompanies several scenes throughout the film. 

When: February 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Avalon Theatre, 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015

Tickets are available at the door.

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