LONG LIVE THE FAMILY! / Rodina je základ státu
(Czech Republic, 106 min, 2011)
The new film by Robert Sedláček, Long Live the Family! is a family drama about a couple managing to
survive at a time of predatory capitalism. Libor, a senior bank manager, has been caught in a trap of financial
skulduggery and is facing prison. Just one day remains for him to make a choice: answer for his decisions or
run away? So, he sets on an escape with his wife and children through the countryside. This flight from justice
becomes a path to seek out lost relationships, not just among the ”escapees” but also their former university
classmates, who they meet by pure chance and who live their ”humdrum” lives in a regional town. An off-beat
road movie, where the fate of one family actually shows a contemporary picture of Czech society.
Czech Critics Awards 2011 for best film, best screenplay, best director and best supporting actress.
Gender: Drama / Road-movie
Running time: 106 min
Format: 35 mm, DCP
Director: Robert Sedáček
DOP: Petr Koblovský
Sound: Radim Hladík jr.
Editor: Matouš Outrata
Producer: Radim Procházka