The House

Slovak Republic. Worth seeing.
Another available only at SIFF slice of the lives of others. Slovakia is one of those Eastern European countries that have a long and terrible history about which we know little. The only reference in the movie to history is when one character says of someone that his grandfather sold my father out and we lost our land to a collective farm. That kind of place. Since the breakup of the Empire, the country is doing pretty well.

I often look at SIFF movies and either recast them in my head or think about how we would do a remake for an English speaking audience. This one would need almost no changes in the plot or story to do well here. Kind of a universal coming of age with a difficult father story. Very well acted.