The Glass Room

Director: Julius Ševčík

Courtesy of: In Praha Film Drama | Lesbian | Unclassified 18+ | 103 | Czech Republic | 2019

Synopsis

Based on Simon Mawer’s acclaimed novel which in turn was inspired by the dramatic events of the 20th century and the birth of an iconic architectural gem, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, The Glass Room is an epic love story between two women who are swept up in the historical events that went on to shape the modern world.

Czechoslovakia, the 1930s, we meet a newly married couple Viktor and Liesel, who have commissioned renowned German architect Rainer von Abt to build a unique house – a minimalist modern masterpiece with a transparent glass room at its heart. The couple’s idyllic life however is merely a facade as we discover Viktor is unfaithful on a regular basis and Liesel is really in love with her best friend Hana (played by Game of Thrones’ Carice van Houten). As the threat of World War II looms, the course of all their lives is about to change irrevocably. This powerful and gripping drama will engross you in its epic scope and grandeur.

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