January 17, 2017 , 7:00 PM

[1st Floor]

A poetic tale of Jakub, a daydreamer in his early 30's who still lives with his father. The father is tired of Jakub's idleness and throws him out of the apartment. He tells Jakub to sell the old garden of his grandfather and buy his own flat. Jakub retires into the neglected garden and retreats into the worn garden house from the world and from his problems. The garden turns out to be a magical place full of surprises and mysteries. He stumbles across his grandfather’s journal which is written in reverse script. He finds a map leading him to an old bottle of slivovice hidden years ago. Now curious Jakub must solve the mysteries of his grandfather’s garden. He meets Helena, a young girl whom Jakub’s grandfather taught to also write backwards. Strange things happen in the garden, and some of them do indeed seem like miracles. Amid the eccentric events, young Helena teaches Jakub to appreciate the delicate mysteries of life.

Director: Martin Šulík, 1995, 99 min, Slovakia, France.

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