Věra Nosková, 2007
Prague after the Prague Spring of 1968, during the Russian occupation. The author introduces a depressing situation. It is a time when the communist elites are trying to consolidate their regained power. The magnificent frontage of Prague is growing more and more gray, whilst the people are trying to be inconspicuous. Nevertheless, in the cafés of the city, the lives of musicians, poets and artists are blooming – all standing in defiance against the dictatorship. The heroine, Pavla, experiences this conflict.