"My Sweet Little Village"
Directed by Jiri Menzel
Award Nominee (1986), Jiri Menzel's gentle observations of commonplace events celebrate
small town life and leave one longing to be a part of this "sweet little
village". The overbearing Pavek threatens to replace his sidekick, the
simple-minded Otik, but he never does. Instead the two continue to work together in this
carefully observed portrait of life in this strange little community. Around this Laurel
and Hardy-like pair are a group of eccentrics, all
bemusedly following their own quirky obsessions. Czech with English
subtitles. Color. 100 minutes.