Trailers of the Day: Flower Buds and The House

Flower Buds

Winner of four top Czech film prizes, FLOWER BUDS is a grimly comedic family drama set in a small, blue-collar town. Jarda finds his family on the brink of a breakdown with each member going in different directions. He’s more interested in gambling than his work. His daughter Agata plans to leave, knowing that neither the town nor her parents’ home can bring her the opportunities she yearns for; son Honza blindly follows his heart; and his wife Kamila, though still very much in love with him, really only finds solace in the companionship of old friends and nostalgia for the “budding” days of youth. But despite limited options, hope may just be around the corner. (90 mins.)


Double features cost an additional $3 to stay for both films. To purchase an advanced ticket for the double feature, be sure to select the DOUBLE FEATURE rather than the single ticket.


FLOWER BUDS screens on Saturday, June 8 at 6:30p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.



The House

Remarkable for its depth of characterization, this sensitively observed, intelligently made realist tale of generational conflict is set in a remote Slovak village where old grudges die hard. Ambitious teen Eva is about to graduate from high school and eager to experience the world outside her pokey hometown. Meanwhile, her dour, controlling father is painstakingly building her a house on the family property. After Eva meets a handsome new neighbor, she is tempted, like her now-disowned older sister before her, to leave the family nest sooner rather than later. For a father with deeply entrenched values, there are not words to express the devastation of change. Liová’s tightly constructed screenplay makes meaningful looks and repeated gestures speak louder than words about expectations and desires. (97 mins.)


THE HOUSE screens on Saturday, June 8 at 8:30p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

June 8 is the annual World Naked Bike Ride, departing from the Portland Art Museum at 10pm; participants will be admitted to the museum at 8pm. Please note that the NWFC’s box office also opens at 8pm for our screening of THE HOUSE, which will go on as scheduled.

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