Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
When the people in your life are just too treacherous to deal with in a straightforward manner, the temptation to yield to them and to become involved with the problems of relative strangers, which seem more solveable, becomes overwhelming. This is what Tomas (Juraj Nvota) has done for some time. If he appears clueless, compared to his son he's a beacon of insight. His parents are nonstop guilt-factories, his ex-wife is an inveterate harpy, and he himself is out of work and is almost too intellectual to live. You'd think he might find the attentions of an attractive and straightforward English teacher (Gina Bellman) a relief by comparison, but perhaps her simplicity is just too difficult for him to fathom.
oppression, divorce, intellectual, slice-of-life, unemployment