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Nov 3, 2016 7:00 PM

SCREEN TESTS

FAMOUS FIRSTS FILM SERIES: THE DEBUT FILMS OF FAMU´S LEGENDARY DIRECTORS

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SCREEN TESTS
Director: Agnieszka Holland, 1977, 99 mins, Poland
Co-Directors: Jerzy Domaradzki & Pawel Kedzierski

The first film of Holland’s long international career, this story of two young aspiring actors in 1970’s Poland weaves together love affairs and filmmaking, exploring the intersection of life and art.

Holland graduated from FAMU in 1971.

 

There appeared something like institutional and social demand...Because we were all convinced that large areas of our life, even family life, had not yet been shown, it was necessary to show how people live, how they eat, how they talk, and what their work is like.   -Agnieszka Holland, in Kino, 1978


FAMOUS FIRST FILM SERIES

The Famous Firsts film series showcases the debut feature films of preeminent Eastern European directors, all of whom studied at the prestigious FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague and went on to gain recognition on the world’s stage.

Young directors are full of ideas and hungry to make their mark on the world. A director’s first film is a raw expression of their voice and visual style. It often contains the seeds of their future masterworks. This series brings together the passionate radical beginnings of five important cinematic voices.

Nov 1,   7pm     Do You Remember Dolly Bell?      Dir: Emir Kusturica              
Nov 3,   7pm     Screen Tests                                     Dir. Agnieszka Holland
Nov 10, 7pm     Intimate Lighting                             Dir. Ivan Passer                     
Nov 15, 7pm     Crucial Years                                    Dir. Juraj Jakubisko
Nov 22, 7pm     Black Peter                                       Dir. Miloš Forman   

For information on the other films in this series please visit the links above or the Famous Firsts series page.

 

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Nov 3, 2016 7:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Center


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