Autumn Spring (Babí léto) Reviews

January 2, 2004
Worth a look for anyone in the mood for a story about an old man who lives by Dylan Thomas' advice about not going gently into the night.
December 12, 2003
A gentle story of love and kindness.
November 21, 2003
Director Vladimir Michalek and writer Jiri Hubac deftly suggest the pathos of old age while avoiding the saccharine and the morbid.
November 13, 2003
A bittersweet charmer.
November 7, 2003
A fantastic vehicle for three seasoned actors given the chance to play juicy roles at this stage of their lives.
September 26, 2003
Though the story line seems grim at times, it's always made lighter by Brodsky's gentle, often hilarious presence.
September 26, 2003
Marks an expansively funny memorial for Brodsky.
August 22, 2003
Charms, due chiefly to the wonderful talent of Brodsky.
August 21, 2003
A charming mix of Walter Mitty and About Schmidt.
August 21, 2003
Blithely bittersweet comedy is a paean to personal freedom, and to the glories of '60s Czech cinema.
August 19, 2003
This wisp of a Czech heart-warmer dubiously offers up amateur imposture as a form of geriatric empowerment.
August 15, 2003
Tells the story of a cantankerous and death-denying Czech oldster with enough unsentimental nuances and character reversals to make the film an instant classic in a genre that is seldom high on the list of commercially viable projects.
August 5, 2003
Manages the rare achievement of provoking audience members to tears and laughter during the course of its 95 minute running time.
April 16, 2003
Brodsky inhabits his role with such a charming, low-key charisma that it's hard to resist him.
April 3, 2003
Mr. Brodsky's final screen performance in one of his richest roles finds overlapping layers of humor and pathos.