THE COUNTRY TEACHER (Bohdan Sláma, 2008)

A fatuous rural soap opera from the Czech Republic, writer-director Bohdan Sláma’s Venkovský učitel is about unrequited love, with a message attached: “Everyone needs somebody.” Five different characters, with crisscrossing lives, each experiences the pain and anguish of unrequited love, or passion, or affection. Petr, a young schoolteacher from Prague, has relocated to flee the […]