ABSURDISTAN (Veit Helmer, 2008)

One of the most joyous, magical and thrillingly romantic comedies in creation, Hannover-born Veit Helmer’s Absurdistan comes from Germany but is in Russian. It is set in a small, isolated mountain village—the film was shot in Azerbaijan—whose fictitious history is summarized in a flashback that takes us to the present and to two young teenagers, […]


Bohumil—“Bohuš”—Stejskal is a bachelor in his forties who lets his elderly aunt do all the work around the farm while he spends his time drinking in the nearby pub and sleeping around. His father’s death, however, makes him a sudden millionaire. The new owner of considerable property, including a brickworks and a five-star hotel-restaurant, he […]