Wrong Side Up - Petr Zelenka - Czech Republic
Wrong Side Up (Príbehy obycejného sílenství, 2005)
Director: Petr Zelenka
Life is never boring. Even if people are having a tough streak, there's always some space for laugher and irony. With Wrong Side Up, Eurochannel invites you to enjoy a unique comedy based on a renowned Czech play. Enjoy a top-notch cast and the funniest occurrences one family can endure.
Wrong Side Up is a film about family relationships, portraying a rather awkward set of situations: a son is trying to win his girlfriend back, a father is leaving his wife for another woman, and a mother seems more worried about the worsening conflict in Bosnia than she is about her deteriorating family.
Based on Petr Zelenka's popular play Tales of Common Insanity, Wrong Side Up illustrates a one-of-a-kind experience of all the awkward issues a family can endure. This award-winning story (Bronza Rosa Camuna for Best director at the Bergamo Film Meeting in 2006) is about searching for love and understanding, with the true goal of meeting people.
This love story is about the desperate lengths that people will go to for human interaction, whether it's living with shop-window mannequins or feeling strife for all the wars around the world.
Eurochannel presents a one-in-a-million comedy portraying a family you can relate to and laugh about. Although the Czech Republic might seem far away and have different traditions, Wrong Side Up proves that humor can be universal.
Petr (Ivan Trojan) is a former aircrew member who's no longer flying, but works in an aviation-related dead-end job, loading boxes at an air-cargo company.
He spends his working hours dreaming of re-winning the hand of his former fiancé, Jana (Zuzana Sulajová), who has moved on to another man whose prospects seem better. He spends his off hours surreptitiously observing a female neighbor while his family breaks apart in a humorous way.
• Wrong Side Up won the Best Director Award at the Bergamo Film Meeting in 2006. That same year, the film also won Czech Lions, the highest award in Czech film industry, for Best Sound and Best Supporting Actor.