ON THE ROOF
FRI 4 OCT @ 7PM | Arc Cinema | $12/$10
2019 | 15+ | 100 mins | Czech Republic, Slovakia | Czech with English subtitles | D: Jiri Madl
Retired teacher Mr Rypar (played with vulnerable humour by Alois Svehlik) is content with his quiet life, which he fills by reading the latest edition of his favourite chess magazine and annoying his apartment building's manager. One night, however, things change. On his building's roof, Rypar comes across Song (Duy Anh Tran), a young Vietnamese student who has escaped from a marijuana den and is on the run from police. The two quickly begin to rely on each other, albeit reluctantly, and for different reasons.
In On The Roof, actor-turned-director Jiri Madl presents an unassuming story of a friendship developing against the odds. On The Roof screened at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Ticket includes a Becherovka cocktail upon arrival at the cinema and access to the post-film party, with Foreigner Brewing Co. on tap, nibbles, and live music and a dance performance from Liptar Folk Dance Group. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.