A teenage rebel and his dorky sidekick careen through the Czech countryside in a stolen Audi in Olmo Omerzu's delightfully unsentimental road movie.
Winter Flies, a 2018 Czech road movie drama, is a bittersweet comedy that reminds us to enjoy our inner child and the innocent pleasures of youth. The film is the story of two boys, self-assured, rebel 14-year-old Mára and his eccentric, dorky friend Hedus, who are both runaway boys. They get in Mara’s car and set out into the frozen wilderness in search of adventure. They drive through countryside and meet a hitchhiker Bára and decide to give her a ride. Both boys dream about getting more intimate with her, but she locks herself in the car during the night and boys have to sleep outside. Mára reveals to Hedus that he goes to his grandfather who is a retired military officer. Boys eventually get to Mára’s grandfather who suffers a heart attack and they take him to the hospital. Mára is later arrested by two police officers and taken in for interrogation. The film ends when Hedus creates an incident outside the police station allowing Mára to escape.