Some Secrets

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Picking up where her debut Eeny Meeny left off, Nellis' engaging comedy sticks with a fractious extended family travelling cross country to bury their late paterfamilias. Odds on quarrelling are high: grieving mother Milada is a highly strung neurotic; her elder daughter Ilona is pregnant and lonely, having left behind her unkind spouse; the younger, Zuzanna, has her warm-hearted partner in tow, yet takes every opportunity to call up her other lover. It's a good thing Granny and Ilona's young son Leon both seem to be in their own worlds. Structured as a series of conversations, arguments, chance confessions and car-seating rearrangements, the film finds bitter-sweet humour in the fragility of family ties. If it's not exactly adventurous cinema, the script and performances are Nellis' main concern, and they come together admirably.


Release details

100 mins

Cast and crew

Alice Nellis
Alice Nellis
Igor Bares
Iva Janzurová
Nada Kotrsová
Sabine Remundová
Theodora Remundová
Jakub Chrbolka
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