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The Way to the Forest

The Way to the Forest

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(Cesta do lesa) Director: Tomáš Vorel, CZ, 2012, Czech version, 110 min

Honza Marák has long since left his career in IT behind him and has bought a cottage at the end of a small village, where he has settled in with his wife Markéta, daughter Anyna and son Sayen. He works in the forest as a general labourer. Markéta earns a living providing massages and alternative treatment to her patients, for which she uses various psychotropic plants and mushrooms, which leads to a conflict with the long-term residents and ultimately with the drug squad. Their daughter Anyna goes to an elementary school in another town, where she is falling behind because she wanders through the forests and learns from nature instead of from textbooks. The Papoš family are farmers of long standing in the community. Their son Ludva Papoš jr. does not live on the farm with his parents and he refuses to tend the farm with his father. He studied forestry college and lives in a gamekeeper's lodge in the middle of the forest, all alone with his dog. After work he goes to shoot pests when, one night, he encounters the nymph Anyna, a vegetarian...


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