CESTA VENTHE WAY OUT
Žaneta’s heart hurts. It’s not unrequited love or anything, it’s the sheer hopelessness that seems to reign supreme in her life. She loves her husband David and the two of them have a little daughter, but the money is never enough. Žaneta wants out of the vicious circle of poverty and welfare that has determined her life to this point – and David isn’t much help in that regard. It’s pretty much the same with the institutional side of things and the personnel manager at the sewing workshop where she applied for a job – “I don’t even know who invited you” – structural discrimination is the order of the day here. Still, Žaneta refuses to give up.
Petr Václav’s work with strikingly intense amateur actors paid off in spades: THE WAY OUT won the Czech Lion in eight categories in 2014.
Czech Republic, France 2014
103 min, DCP, colour
OV with English Subs