Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this three-part comedy-drama from the Czech Republic, a field of rye is witness to transitional moments in the lives of several people. In the first segment, two students spent the night in the field, hoping to spot UFOs as common objects (insects, beer bottles, rye stalks) take on an unexpected significance. In the second episode, four schoolboys find their hiding spot in the rye field is unexpectedly occupied by a girl who has been the subject of their youthful infatuations. The final story concerns an elderly couple who have just gotten married and are having a bit of trouble with their wedding night. Co Chytnes V Zite (aka In the Rye) was the debut feature from director and co-screenwriter Roman Vavra; the first part of the film was originally produced as his graduation project in film school.
elderly, outdoors, schoolchildren, UFO (Unidentified Flying Object), wedding-night