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Jun 27, 2019 7:00 PM

Czech That Film: Dukla 61 + Q&A with director

Czech That Film is a touring festival of contemporary Czech film. In June, it will take place in the Czech Center New York. Film DUKLA 61 will be presented by the director David Ondříček.


7PM in the Cinema

Director: David Ondříček, 2018, 150 minutes, Czech Republic

In this historical drama that was shot in collaboration with the Czech Television as a two-part miniseries, director David Ondříček examines one of the country’s greatest mining tragedies. Failure to comply with safety protocol, the pressure to produce results, and an avalanche of critical errors caused a fire in a Dukla mineshaft in Haviřov on July 7, 1961, killing 108 miners. Shot in a former mine in Rakovník, this family drama pays tribute to the mining profession. The brave miners regarded their work as a mission, even though they risked their lives each and every day.

About the director

David Ondříček is a Czech director and film producer. He studied at FAMU Prague and is celebrated both for his documentary and feature films. He became a household name in the minds of the Czech people with his cult classic Loners (2000). More recently, he garnered critacal acclaimed for his historical thriller In the Shadow which won 10 Czech Lion Awards, including the Best Film and Best Director. Now, he's introducing his latest project Dukla 61 to foreign audiences as a part of Czech That Film festival.



The Hastrman

Photos by Česká televize

Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to the event. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time.


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


Jun 27, 2019 7:00 PM


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