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Jul 8, 2014 8:00 PM

Christian - Summer on the Roof

This film screening is a part of Summer on the Roof film serie.


 (Kristian), 1939, 95 min dir. Martin Fric, music by Slava Eman Novacek

Unimportant Czech officer spends one evening in month seducing women in Orient bar. He's married and usually leaves his one-eve company before she recognizes his real occupation. Once he meets lady (A.Mandlova) who doesn't want to leave it this way and tries to discover his own personality. Kristian begins to lie, playing his own brother and uses all possible solutions to keep on living the way he lived before - cheating his wife and changing'for one evening in irresistible Don Juan. But is his love to bar lady stronger than to his wife? Is he able to move from usual and (really)boring lifestyle to high class living? How much will his meeting with this amazing woman influent his personal life?


 Kristian is one of the best M. Fric's comedies from the 30's and became an icon in picturing 1st republic society in Czech republic. Very softly and sensitively written comedy, which characters are really greatly casted with all the stars of that time (O.Novy, A.Mandlova, N.Gollova etc.). Relaxing and sweet romance.

It would be hard to imagine films without songs and music as they follow the cinematography from its beginning. The songs play a prominent role in transmitting deep emotion of love and joy but also despair or revolt in a unique way that touches, opens or break down boundaries. This year’s selection of rooftop films reflects various tendencies in the use of music and songs revealing the different moods in the 20th Century.

We invite you to join us in this exciting journey through images and sounds! 

 Information about all screenings in the Summer on the Roof 2014 series: http://new-york.czechcentres.cz/program/event-details/summer-on-the-roof1/


Screening on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall starts every Tuesday after dusk. Door opens at 8pm.

In case of bad weather films will be screened at the BNH indoor cinema at 8pm.

Films are in Czech with English subtitles. Program may be subject to change.
Curated by Kristyna Milde


Admission: $10, tickets available online at: www.bohemianbenevolent.org/index.php/ticket/buytickets


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Jul 8, 2014 8:00 PM


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