22.11.2009 0:00 - 0:00
New Czech Films - The Karamazovs, I
The annual series of new Czech films is celebrating its 10th anniversary along with the entire program of BAMcinématek. Co-curated by Irena Kovarova and organized by BAMcinématek and the Czech Center New York, the series is a part of the 2009 Czech Independence Day Celebrations. New Czech Films November 18-22, 2009
Sunday, November 22
The Karamazovs (2008) 110 min
I'm all Good (2008) 102 min. NY Premiere!
THE KARAMAZOVS (KARAMAZOVI) (2008) Directed by Petr Zelenka. With Ivan Trojan, Igor Chmela, David Novotný. A Czech theater company travels to Poland to presents its dramatization of Dostoyevski's Brothers Karamazovs at an alternative festival that uses as stage the still functioning steel works. A drama of morality, human nature, conscience, guilt and punishment, reverberates between the stage and real life, in the comical relationships between the actors and the director, and the tragic story of a steel worker that develops in the background. He comes to the ensemble with a special request: to perform the play just for him and so the rehearsal becomes a performance for only one spectator. Suddenly, the biggest drama does not take place on the stage, but in the auditorium. Director and screenwriter Zelenka, one of the most original authors of current Czech cinema, ingeniously weaves the story while allowing the viewer to experience the cast in both, theatrical and film acting on one screen, to much of delight.
I'M ALL GOOD (U MNĚ DOBRÝ) (2008) Directed by Jan Hřebejk. With Miroslav Vladyka, Boleslav Polívka, Jiří Schmitzer. With a delightful caper plot, the trio Šabach (author) Jarchovský (screenwriter) and Hřebejk (director) succeeded yet again at preserving the touch of a not-so-distant past while creating an entertaining comedy. As much as in their past films (Cozy Dens, Pupendo, Up and Down) it's a great opportunity for an ensemble cast. It looks back at the 1990s, when Czechs were taking their first steps in the new and unknown territory of burgeoning capitalism in the country. Six friends, gardeners and fishermen, meet up at a picturesque pub on a river island in Prague. The tranquility of their card games is interrupted when one of them falls victim to conmen at an open-air market. Just like in the old westerns, the friends decide to take the law into their own hands. Thanks to their friendship, bravery, cunning, good luck and above all the worldly-wise and accomplished magician, Mister Class (a.k.a. Mrklas played by Polívka of DIVIDED WE FALL fame), they succeed. New York Premiere!
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