Another fascinating Fernhurst film

FOLLOWING the huge success of Fernhurst film’s showing of Smilla’s Sense of Snow, audiences are welcomed along to another quirky film.

Kolya will play on April 12 in Fernhurst Village Hall.

The duration is 111 minutes and the film is rated PG-13, in Czech with English subtitles.

Doors open 7pm, and the film starts at 7.30pm.

It is easy to see why Kolya won an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

Set in Prague just before the 1989 Velvet Revolution, it is an original and quirky work of immense charm.

It tells the story of a professional cellist whose irreverent attitude towards authority has restricted his employment opportunities to playing funeral gigs.

Short of cash, he agrees, despite knowing no Russian, to marry a pretty young Russian woman who wants Czech papers.

She promptly bolts to a lover in Germany, leaving behind her five-year-old son, Kolya, who speaks no Czech but whose lively innocence is one of the many joys of the film.

For a look at the trailers and synopses see