We Are Never Alone

Czech Republic/France, 2016
Petr Vaclav

In a non-descript small Czech town, a handful of people come together: a paranoid and rage-filled prison guard, his hypochondriac neighbour and the latter’s silent, despairing wife, a lovesick nightclub manager, and a stripper who is a single mom. Their encounters soon weave into a drama of explosive proportions that exceeds the provincial setting of this anonymous drive-through place.

The latest feature from Petr Vaclav, one of the foremost voices in Czech cinema, shifts from the realistic to the bizarre with a dark humour that doesn’t falter even in the most grotesque of circumstances. We Are Never Alone was awarded the Tagesspiegel Readers’ Jury Award at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival.

Screentalk with the director

Wednesday 30 November 2016