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May 11, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Czech That Film: The Cage

For the week of May 11-17, in cooperation with VOD platform Dafilms, we are streaming a psychological thriller THE CAGE (Klec) directed by Jiří Strach. This intimate drama features a legendary Czech actress Jiřina Bohdalová, and showcases the talent of young actor Kryštof Hádek.

The Cage
May 11 - May 17


Director: Jiří Strach, 2019, 87 min, Czech Republic

“Things get pretty dull when you pass eighty. You wait and you wait, but you don’t even know what you’re waiting for,” says Květa Galová, a former teacher struggling with solitude in a ground-floor flat somewhere on the outskirts of Prague. She fills her days looking after the local church and its resident priest, but he is soon sent elsewhere. Just when it seems that no-one needs her anymore a mysterious young man steps into her life, claiming to be a distant relative. While Jiří Strach’s psychological thriller revolves around the confrontation between two individuals with an intriguing past, the setting of this intimate tale also takes on a central role after the characters find it very difficult to leave.  Jan Škoda

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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From: May 11, 2020
To: May 17, 2020


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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