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Program

Jun 4, 2014 - Jun 6, 2014

Czech That Film 2014

Czech That Film is a touring festival of contemporary Czech film. In June will take place in Czech center Prague. Film Colette will be presented by the actor Jiri Madl in person.

CZECH THAT FILM - BNH NEW YORK
A TOURING FESTIVAL OF CURRENT CZECH FILMMAKING
CZECH CENTER NEW YORK, JUNE 4 – 6, 2014
AT THE BOHEMAIN NATIONAL HALL


WORLD FILM LOCATIONS: PRAGUE
Wednesday, June 4, 6:30 pm, panel discussion followed by a reception sponsored by Intellect Books

A panel discussion about Prague’s important role as a world renowned filming location for many acclaimed Czech and international films. Along with our consideration of the intersection of the City of Dreams and cinema, we pay tribute to Věra Chytilová (1929-2014), one of the foremost filmmakers of the Czech New Wave.

Panelists: Marcelline Block, Editor of the book World Film Locations: Prague (Intellect/University of Chicago, 2013); Jiří Mádl, Czech director and actor (Colette, Lousy Bastards); David Schwartz, Chief Curator, Museum of the Moving Image

DAISIES
(Sedmikrásky, 1966, 76 min., Věra Chytilová)
Wednesday, June 4, 8:30 pm, introduced by David Schwartz, MOMI Chief Curator
Wherever they go, they provoke. A film about two Maries and the vicious circle of pseudo values and pseudo relationships. This provocative moralist grotesque was the second feature film by Věra Chytilová. It surprised audiences, critics and official circles with its strong stylization that distinguished the film from any other film created at that time.

COLETTE
(Colette, 2013, 126 min.), dir. Milan Cieslar, New York premiere?
Thursday, June 5, 7:00 pm followed by Q&A with the actor Jiří Mádl
Colette is a dramatic story of young lovers Colette and Vili, played by Clemence Thioly and Jiří Mádl, who meet while imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. This love story, based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize nominee Arnošt Lustig, is inspired by the author’s personal experience in Auschwitz.

LOUSY BASTARDS
(Všiváci, 2013, 100 min.), dir. Roman Kašparovský, New York premiere
Friday, June 6, 6:30 pm
This comedy - drama centers on the Rohan brothers Richard and Mikuláš, whose lives get separated after their first love for the same girl. Richard is an ex-soldier taking care of his two daughters, and living in a small town. Mikuláš is a neurosurgery expert living in the capital. Both of them have something which the other doesn't. However, they do have one thing in common - a longing for love.

BELLA MIA
(Bella Mia, 2013, 93 min.), dir. Martin Duba, US premiere?
Friday, June 6, 8:30 pm
A balladic story about freedom and survival and the complex relationship between humans and animals. A herd of cows from a small farmstead are to be slaughtered due to the suspicion of mad cow disease (BSE). The animals revolt and against all odds, manage to escape. People are trying to hunt them down but the herd, led by cow Bella, elude capture.

ALL FILMS ARE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

Admission is free.

 

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Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Jun 4, 2014
To: Jun 6, 2014

Organizer:

Czech Center


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