Garden Store: Family Friend

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A Family Friend, the first part of the trilogy Garden Store, is a melodrama set in the 40‘s during the German occupation. Three young women and two children await the return of their imprisoned husbands and fathers. In those difficult times, a family friend and doctor Jiří is selflessly helping to the family community forced to live together by war and gradually feelings grow between him and one of the women. The film is a story of love that could not have been fulfilled.

Director’s Biography
Born in Prague, Hřebejk studied studied screenplay and dramaturgy at FAMU - an arts college in Prague for film and television between 1987-1991.His professional directorial debut was a short film for Czech TV, You Do Nothing Because You've Got No Good Reason (1991). His films caught the attention of viewers and critics, and entered student film festivals. His 2009 film Kawasaki's Rose was selected as the Czech entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards.

Director : Jan Hřebejk
Producer : Viktor Tauš
Production Company : Fog'n'Desire Films
Cast : Aňa Geislerová, Martin Finger, Ondřej Sokol, Klára Melíšková, Gabriela Míčová, Lenka Krobotová, David Novotný, Jiří Macháček, Karel Dobrý, Sabina Remundová
Screenplay : Jan Hřebejk
Editor : Vladimír Barák
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Original Title : Zahradnictví: Rodinný přítel
English Title : Garden Store: Family Friend
Country : Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Year : 2017
Runtime : 130 min
Colour : Colour
Music  :  Petr Ostrouchov

Director’s Filmography
2017 Zahradnictví: Rodinný prítel
2016 The Teacher
2012 Garbage, the City and Death
2009 Kawasaki's Rose


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