Jun 11, 2014 - Jun 24, 2014
Film screening at the FILM FORUM. Burning Bush (Horici ker) by Agnieszka Holland.
Burning Bush (Horici ker), Directed by Agnieszka Holland
Czech Republic, 2013
Part 1: 160 min.
Part 2: 80 min
Wednesday, June 11 - Tuesday, June 24
PART 1: 12:45 and 6:45
PART 2: 4:00 and 10:00
There will be an intermission of approximately 30 minutes. To follow the narrative, you must see the two parts consecutively; however, a voucher for free admission to PART 2 will be available at the box office if you wish to return at another time.
Prague, January 1969: Czech student Jan Palach sets himself on fire to protest the brutal Soviet military occupation of his country following the period of political openness known as Prague Spring. Polish filmmaking great Agnieszka Holland (EUROPA EUROPA), who was herself a student in Prague during this tumultuous period, recreates the political and cultural zeitgeist in this epic tale. What could have been a standard docu-drama, in the hands of this superb filmmaker, becomes a stirring, complex recreation of the tension that swirled around these events in late ‘60s Eastern Europe, and ultimately set the stage for the defeat of Communism 20 years later. As a period thriller of Cold War intrigue, BURNING BUSH has been likened to THE LIVES OF OTHERS.
IN CZECH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
321 East 73rd Street
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From: Jun 11, 2014
To: Jun 24, 2014