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Jun 14, 2011 8:30 PM

SUMMER ON THE ROOF - The Melancholic Chicken

SUMMER ON THE ROOF - Every Tuesday JUNE-AUGUST. Admission Free. Starts at dusk.

-Come and enjoy Czech films and Manhattan views on the Rooftop of the Czech Center New York
-Every Tuesday at dusk (doors open at 7pm)
-All films are in Czech with English subtitles
-Free admission
-Capacity is limited and seating is on a first come - first served basis. We don't take reservations
-In case of bad weather films will be screened at the Czech Center Cinema on the 1st Floor

THE MELANCHOLIC CHICKEN (Kuře melancholik), 1999, 114 min, Directed by Jaroslav Brabec
Hrají: Karel Roden, Ana Geislerova, Vilma Cibulkova, Vlasta Chramostova, Jiri Krytinar, ...

… about passion and innocence

 A dance at the village inn and the enchantment of a midsummer´s night - Alois falls madly in love with Marie. That puts an end to his passionate affaire with Rosa, the innkeeper. An odd flash of lightning ends Marie´s life. Alois is now alone with his four-year-old son Loyzik. On the day of the funeral he resumes his early relationship with Rosa. Their exuberant wedding feast is cut short by Rosa´s fall from a carriage, and the advent of her primitive servant Peppina casts a fateful shadow over the farm.

The film "THE MELANCHOLIC CHICKEN" was nominated by the Czech Film and Television Academy in the public inquiry Czech Lion in nine different categories and acquired two prices.

It was also presented at the following international film festivals:
Seattle International Film Festival
Madridimagen Madrid
International Film Festival "Faces of Love" Moscow
Leeds International Film Festival
Film Festival "Finále Plzeň"
Festival Of Central And Eastern European Film Wiesbaden
International Film Festival - Zlín


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Jun 14, 2011 8:30 PM


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