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Oct 24, 2017 7:00 PM

FC Roma - Echoes of Jihlava

JI.HLAVA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL - The largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, the festival is a celebration of creative documentary film. Ji.hlava pays tribute to courage and risk in the human spirit, highlighting documentaries with significant topics as artwork. Showcase presents a selection of 2016 winning films.

 

RSVP

FC ROMA (2016)

Directors: Tomáš Bojar and Rozálie Kohoutová

Run Time: 76 minutes

Origin: Czech Republic

 

Is it always fair game in sport?

How can racism and sterotypes be carried onto the field, and perhaps carry even more symbolic weight for minority players?

SYNOPSIS

A chronicle of the FC Roma football club, whose members have to persuade the other - “gadjo” - teams in the third league to play against them, transforms into an excursion through the various types of everyday Czech xenophobia. The filmmakers’ inconspicuous, observational approach gives a voice to the charismatic coaches, who, with a healthy ironic worldview, comment on a society that gives them virtually no chance. The dialogue of the various protagonists is the most prominent feature of this stirring, yet hopeless sounding documentary. Racism proves to be absurd, often unintentionally comical, but often also chilling.

“Hitler doesn’t belong on the playing field.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

2016, Best Czech Documentary Film, Jihlava International Documentary Fllm Festival

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Tomáš Bojar (1981), co-writer of the screenplays for director Pavel Abrahám’s films RAPublic (2008, 2008 Jihlava IDFF) and Two Nil (2012, 2012 Jihlava IDFF), filmed his directorial debut in tandem with Rosalie Kohoutová (1985). She is well-known as the filmmaker of Stalin’s Spot from the Gottland anthology (2014, 2014 Jihlava IDFF) and Jenica & Perla (2015, 2015 Jihlava IDFF), a portrait of two Roma girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER FILMS IN THE SERIES: 

THE SPECTRES ARE HAUNTING EUROPE

THE DAZZLING LIGHT OF SUNSET

FC ROMA

NORMAL AUTISTIC FILM 

 


 

 

Please arrive ten minutes before showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons, after that time.

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Oct 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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