The Country Teacher
I have become obsessed with seeing all the past Film Movement Movies so I can then sign up to continue to see the new ones (read more about it here). My local library has several movies that are a part of this selection.
The Country Teacher is a Czechoslovakian film and takes place in a remote village setting outside of Prague. At its core, this film is a Shakespearean comedy/tragedy. The premise is that everyone has something to hide. The film incorporates moments of death, birth, deception and rape bonded with reactions that are both expected and not. There are enough unforeseen moments in this film to make it worthy of watching. What I really took away from this film is the underlying theme that that everyone needs someone and that sometimes this comes with a price.
The NYT review: http://movies.nytimes.com/2009/03/27/movies/27teac.html