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Apr 21, 2020 7:00 PM

*** POSTPONED *** Czech That Film - On the Roof + Q&A with director Jiří Mádl

The second feature film directed by actor and screenwriter Jiří Mádl presents a intimate tragicomedy about a relationship between a grumpy retired teacher and a young illegal immigrant from Vietnam, who fatally cross path on the roof of the lonely pensioner´s house. The screening will open this year´s Czech That Film Festival at the Bohemian National Hall.

APRIL 21, 7PM
In the Cinema 

EVENT IS CANCELED DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL

Director: Jiří Mádl, 2019, 97 min, Czech Republic. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director. 
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Professor Rypar will provide temporary refuge to Song, a young Vietnamese who he found hidden on the roof of his house. But can two different people share one space at all, so that it is not a disaster? Will their insolent plan help? The coexistence of a hostile man, angry at the world, which is running out of him, and a young man seeking a way out of a desperate situation in an unfamiliar city brings many friction areas, tragicomic situations, but also surprising ideas and solutions. In fact, each of us needs to be needed by someone. And Song, besides warm clothes and a roof above his head, needs someone to trust him. Is it possible to trust an unknown boy? Professor Rypar will try to do so even at the cost of compromising his principles here and there and his roof expanding a little. But can Song really return that trust?

On the Roof is the second feature film directed by Jiří Mádl, who successfully alternates his positions in front of and behind the camera in his career. In recent years, he has been one of the most sought-after Czech actors, but his start in directing has also met with success. He won the RWE Award for Discovery of the Year at the Czech Film Critics Awards 2015 for his debut Pojedeme k moři, which was seen by cinemas by over 100,000 viewers.

ABOUT JIŘÍ MÁDL:
After the unexpected success of Karel Janák's Snowboarďáci (Snowboarders), actor Jiří Mádl (b. 1986, České Budějovice) drove a wave of humor for a while, appearing in three comedies in 2006: Jak se krotí krokodýli, Rafťáci and Ro (c) k podvraťáků, again from Karel Janák. However, he soon became the youngest ever winner of the Crystal Globe for Best Actor at the Karlovy Vary IFF for his role in the drama of Michaela Pavlátová Děti noci (2008). At the age of 27, he wrote and directed his first feature film Pojedeme k moři.

THE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

Venue:

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

Date

Apr 21, 2020 7:00 PM

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