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May 7, 2020 7:00 PM


An online film series of the Czech Center New York presented on Thursdays, April 23 - May 14, 2020. Screen selected films at 7PM in the comfort of your homes via provided links. Followed by a ZOOM Q&A with special guests, moderated by the series curator, Irena Kovarova.

7PM screening via provided links
8:45PM ZOOM Q&A with Bara Jichova Tyson & Richard Tyson

RSVP HERE for ZOOM Q&A link 

Director: Jiří Menzel, 1983, 83 min, Czechoslovakia
With Rudolf Hrušínský, Jaromír Hanzlík, Josef Somr

WHERE TO WATCH THE FILM: Free to watch with Amazon Prime or available to rent/buy HERE.

Adaptations of Bohumil Hrabal’s stories form the core of Jiří Menzel’s body of work. In this mid-career film, the director delivers one of his most tender, refined, and entertaining contributions to the theme. Alongside the excellent ensemble cast of village eccentrics, another lead role is taken on by Kersko, a summer house settlement, a forest village where Bohumil Hrabal spent his summers for over 20 years. A group of the local men on the hunt chase a boar through the village, eventually killing it in another village territory. The dispute over who is entitled to the trophy is at the heart of the story, as is the Czech love of beer and good hearty food. Hrabal himself and two film luminaries make cameos in this comedy full of deadpan humor verging on slapstick, performed by a cast of mainstays like Hrušínský, Hanzlík, and Somr along with members of the Jára Cimrman theater ensemble. 

Special guests of the post-screening ZOOM discussion are New York-based Czech artist and filmmaker Bara Jichova Tyson together with strategist Richard Tyson. Film programmer Irena Kovarova will host the discussion.

This event is part of the LIGHT STREAMING film series. Check out the other featured film screenings and Q&A’s taking place from April 23 to May 14 every Thursday HERE.

Introduction to the film series by the curator Irena Kovarova.


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May 7, 2020 7:00 PM


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