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Apr 27, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Czech That Film: Old-Timers

We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the Stay Home Edition of the Czech That Film festival, starting on Monday, April 27, 2020. Featuring the best of contemporary Czech film.


April 27 - May 3


The week of Monday, April 27 until Sunday, May 3, 2020 we will be showing Old-Timers (Staříci), winner of 2019 Czech Film Critics' Awards for Best Film, Best Actor (Jiří Schmitzer), and Best Director. This drama based on true events is about two former political prisoners seeking revenge for injustices done to them during the 1950s.

The fifties are the distant past, and yet the injustices of the old regime still keep Vlasta awake at night. He doesn’t have many more years to live, but driven by his need for revenge he seeks out his old friend Tonda in order to realize his final wish: to find and kill a communist prosecutor.

The festival's team prepared a Q&A session with directors Martin Dušek and Ondřej Provazník.
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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: Apr 27, 2020
To: May 3, 2020


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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