Eighty Letters

Czechoslovakia 1987: Václav's father has defected to England. He and his mother want to apply for papers to leave the country.

75min | Czech Republic | Drama

When Vacek gets up in the morning his mother has already left the house. He runs after her and accompanies her the whole day long while she gets together all the papers needed to apply for an exit visa. Mother and son want to go to the UK to reunite with the father who has emigrated there ahead of them. Excerpts from letters from the mother to the father spoken off-screen give insights into the family history and testify to the close bond between the parents.

"The combination of historical precision and personal experience make EIGHTY LETTERS a work of art." (Berlinale)

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