Empties

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Facts
  • Director Jan Sverák
  • Writer Zdenek Sverák
  • Producers: Eric Abraham & Jan Sverák
  • In association with: Biograf Jan Sverák –
  • Starring: Zdeněk Svěrák – Daniela Kolářová – Tatiana Vilhelmová – Jiří Macháček
  • Art Design: Jan Vlasák
  • Director of Photography: Vladimír Smutný
  • Editor: Alois Fisárek
  • Music: Ondrej Soukup
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 43 min.
  • Year of release: 2007
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  Empties05 10/10
This masterpiece from the father-son Sverák team is a gentle low-key story that has appealed here to all ages. This movie will definitely be a classic. Thank you Zdenek and Jan Sverák!!! 
P-frish from Czech Republic 

“A fantastically witty, clever and truthful comedy about life, love, marriage and parenthood.” Pravo

“Czech helmer Jan Svěrák has set a Czech opening weekend record…Critical acclaim has matched the numbers, with many calling the film the most emotionally mature script to come out of Svěrák and his father’s long professional relationship” Variety
WINNER – COTTBUS FILM FESTIVAL OF YOUNG EAST EUROPEAN CINEMA 2007
Audience Award WINNER – CZECH LIONS 2008
Best Director, Best Screenplay, Audience Award
WINNER – FESTRÓIA – TRÓIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2008
Golden Dolphin
WINNER – KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2007
Audience Award, Special Mention
WINNER – TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2007
Jury Prize

Empties by Jan Sverák

EMPTIES is the last in a trilogy from director Jan Svěrák and his father, screenwriter/actor Zdeněk Svěrák. The trilogy began with the Academy Award-nominated ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, exploring childhood, continued into adulthood with the Academy Award-winning KOLYA, and now comes to completion with EMPTIES, a comic love story about a man facing old age. Joseph teaches literature in a secondary school in Prague. One day he is forced into retirement but he refuses to take it lying down. He finds work at the bottle-return counter in a supermarket and discovers a new community who begin to rely on him. Once more his life has meaning, but Joseph neglects his wife, who feels she’s losing him. EMPTIES is a funny, touching story of love in old age, which broke Czech box office records upon release, becoming the first film ever – Czech or Hollywood blockbuster – to gross US$4 million in the Czech Republic in six weeks on release.
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