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May 4, 2020 - May 10, 2020

Czech That Film: Karel, Me and You

The week of Monday, May 4 until Sunday, May 10, 2020 in collaboration with VOD platform Dafilms we are streaming playful and quirky indie Karel, Me and You (Karel, já a ty) by up-and-coming director Bohdan Karásek. This dramedy portrays relationship ups and downs of thirty-somethings living in Prague.




Karel, Me and You
May 4 - May 10

WATCH HERE

Director: Bohdan Karásek, 2019, Czech Republic, 110min

Saša feels that her marriage to Karel has come to a dead end, so she decides to move out for a while, finding refuge with Dušan. Both are trying to work out their relationships and provide support for each other as uncertainty gets the better of them. Bohdan Karásek’s feature debut directs its focus on the spontaneity of both dialogue and performance. With discreet elegance and subtle humour it portrays the world of thirty-somethings, who seek, find and sometimes also lose their friends and life partners. Karel, Me and You is the next instalment in the series of “domestic films” (Lucie, 2011; Love Songs, 2013), which enabled the director to shoot his projects despite a lack of funding. He turns the limitations of working with a low budget to his advantage, thereby leaving his unique stamp on Czech cinema.

Q&A with the director:




About Czech That Film
The annual Czech film festival titled “Czech That Film” has been established in 2012. Currently, it is the largest Czech cultural event in the United States. It is a film festival of best recent Czech films held throughout the United States every year, with a range of screenings and discussion with cast and crew. The four-month-long festival keeps growing every year. Its ninth edition will reach more than 20 cities in 2020.

The event was established to accommodate increased interest in Czech cinema and culture in the United States and is dedicated to raising profile of current Czech films at an international level. It provides an opportunity for American enthusiasts of global cinema to experience successful new Czech films. Members of American Film Academy and Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and other significant representatives of the film business are regularly among the growing audience each year. Prominent local community leaders, journalists, American businessmen, representatives of the diplomatic corps, members of Czech and Slovak communities, students, and university faculty members were also in attendance in previous years.

Special events traditionally complement the festival in each city, such as opening and closing night receptions and Q&A sessions with well-established Czech directors. In previous editions, attendees had an opportunity to personally meet for example the Oscar-winning director Jiří Menzel, the well-known Czech director Jan Hřebejk, nominated with his feature “Divided We Fall” for the Oscar Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000, and director David Ondříček, who was listed by Variety magazine as one of the Top 10 Directors to Watch. In addition, contemporary directors Andrea Sedláčková (“Fair Play”), Jiří Mádl (“To See The Sea”), and recipients of the Czech Lion Awards for Best Films Radim Špaček (“Walking Too Fast”), and Zdeněk Jiráský (“Flower Buds”) were also among official guests of the festival.

Organizers: Czech Centres & Ministry of Foreigh Affairs of the Czech Republic




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Venue:

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: May 4, 2020
To: May 10, 2020

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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