Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017.

Home Care

Domácí péce

Schedule

Monday, Nov. 7 at 4:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2:15pm

“Home Care” — the Czech Republic’s submission to last year’s Academy Awards — examines the finality of human existence through a tender portrayal of Viasta, a dedicated home-care nurse who puts everyone’s needs above her own. Trudging through the countryside, Vlasta faithfully attends her capricious patients and devotes loving attention to her husband and daughter. But one night, as she treks home in the rain, an accident leads to a discovery that will permanently alter her family’s quiet routine. Drama and gentle humor intertwine as Vlasta realizes, for the first time in her life, that she might need some care, too. “Home Care,” the feature debut of writer-director Slávek Horák, engagingly confronts the most important questions of life, examining the disconnect that grows among loved ones over the years and the desperation we all face when confronted with the realization that our time is limited. Variety writes: “Wryly humorous and bittersweet, ‘Home Care’ is an appealing humanist tale that puts a poignant spin on that perennial staple of the Czech cinema, the village dramedy.”

2015
92 min.
Slovak & Czech

Directed by

Slávek Horák

Country

Czech Republic Slovakia

Film Category

Eastern European Focus International Spotlight Oscar® Submissions

Subject

Death and Dying Family Issues Women's Issues

Genre

Dramedy