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Jun 1, 2020 - Jun 7, 2020

Czech That Film: The Play

For the week of June 1 - 7, in cooperation with VOD platform Dafilms, we are streaming romantic drama THE PLAY (Hra) written and directed by Alejandro Fernández Almendras.

 

THE PLAY
June 1-7

WATCH HERE

Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras, 2019, 93 minutes, Czech Republic / Chile / France / South Korea.

The world of a young theatre director in a small Czech town crumbles after he decides to realize his dream of adapting an overly ambitious play based on Euripides' classic 'Fedra'. He loses his two main actors during rehearsals and the municipality threatens to cut funding due to the play's political content. Petr falls for young actress Karolina, playing the lead. Tensions at his home grow: he's not much of a present husband and a father. Shortly before the premiere both women leave him. His wife's had enough and Karolina simply disappears. Petr attempts to save his masterpiece, but the play is a fiasco. Devastated, he tries to regain last pieces left of his life. But is it far too late?





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:

Online

Date

From: Jun 1, 2020
To: Jun 7, 2020

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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