People make bad decisions in this grimly comedic Czech film. OK, I told I lie. Flower Buds is grim, but hardly comedic. There's gambling, drugs, poverty, strippers, teen angst, and an endless winter. It's a bleak, blue-grey bummer. Krampus makes a brief appearance, but sadly, it ends in someone's life being ruined. I'm not really sure how I ended up watching 3 Czech films at the Cleveland International Film Festival, but there you go.