"Larks on a String"
Directed by Jiri Menzel
director Jiri Menzel (Closely Watched Trains)
comes a buoyant and lyrical romantic comedy that was banned in Czechoslovakia until the
melt-down of the iron curtain in Europe. While serving time for desertion, and taking
steps toward re-education, a rag-tag group of workers unite as a young couple in the camp
decides to marry. We soon find that even the prison guards can't resist the unlikely
romance, as the wedding and on-site honeymoon unfold in a series of hilarious plot twists. "A blend of playfulness and political satire...Larks on a String
manages to be both whimsical and dark." (New York Times).
"Beautiful, innocent and bursting with childlike sensuality." (Premiere
Magazine). With Vaclav Neckar and Jityka Zelenohorska.