Detroit Film Theatre


March 4, 5, 6 & 18, 19, 20, 2011

(Czech Republic/2010—directed by Jan Hrebejk)

Pavel, a distinguished psychiatrist, is about to receive an award for his life’s work and his role as a dissident; his wife and adoring grown daughter are pleased at the honor this righteous man is about to receive. But when Ludek, his son-in-law, discovers that Pavel may have collaborated with the other side – the Czech secret police – in order to thwart a romantic rival, the plot thickens immeasurably. Kawasaki’s Rose (which in some ways exists in the same moral twilight as Germany’s The Lives of Others) considers the ways in which the past never stops informing the present, especially in societies where secrets are a way of life, and professional or personal success can depend upon a single, well-placed morsel of information, be it true or false. In Czech with English subtitles. (100 min.)

“A stunning, thoughtful exploration of the pitfalls of collective memory, often unexpectedly funny.” Leslie Stonebreaker, New York Press

Friday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 at 9:30 p.m
Sunday, March 20 at 4:30 p.m.