Made in Prague weekend 8 – 10 November 2013

The Czech Centre would like to invite you to the main weekend of the 17th Made in Prague Film Festival. Whether you prefer documentaries, comedy, docu-drama or fairy-tales, there is something for you and we will look forward to seeing you at the Riverside Studios this weekend.

 

Film

Made in Prague Double Bill: Little Secret & My Dog Killer

8. 11. 2013 
6.25 PM; Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL

This double bill will start with a short film by Martin Krejci ‘Little Secret’, winner of LA Shorts Fest 2013 and continue with ‘My Dog Killer’ by Mira Fornay, a strong documentary in an observational directorial style about wrong choices and missed chances. Part of Made in Prague: Czech-O-Slovak Film Series 2013.

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Made in Prague: Little Birds, Orphans and Fools

8. 11. 2013 
8.40; Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL

A film by Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko follows three drop-outs searching for happiness and freedom in this surreal utopia. Stylistically Jakubisko’s most dazzling work, it was seen as an allegory and immediately banned. Part of Made in Prague: Czech-O-Slovak Film Series 2013. Supported by the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London and the Slovak Film Institute.

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Made in Prague: Fragile Identity & Free Smetana + Q&A with journalists Ondrej Kundra and Edward Lucas

9. 11. 2013 
2.30 PM; Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL

This documentary double bill presents Zuzana Piussi’s ‘Fragile Identity’ examining current notions of nationality, national pride and raising concerns about the fragile nature of identity in contemporary Slovakia. ‘Free Smetana’ by documentarists Vit Klusak and Filip Remunda tells the bizarre case of Czech bus driver Roman Smetana who in 2012 received a jail sentence for adding antennae to politicians’ heads on pre-election posters. The screenings will be followed by a discussion with journalists Ondrej Kundra (Respekt) and Edward Lucas (The Economist). Part of Made in Prague: Czech-O-Slovak Film Series 2013. In collaboration with the British Czech and Slovak Association.

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Made in Prague: Pandas & Closely Observed Trains

9. 11. 2013 
6.05 PM; Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL

Milos, a suicidal virgin railway employee, is oblivious to the war and the resistance around him. He hero-worships his amorous colleague and is repeatedly frustrated only to become an unexpected here when faced with a challenge in this Oscar-winning tragi-comedy by this year’s Made in Prague special guest, Jiri Menzel. The film will be preceded by a short movie ‘Pandas’ by Matus Vizar, an animated theory about the nature of evolution based on the example of pandas. Part of Made in Prague: Czech-O-Slovak Film Series 2013.

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Made in Prague: The Don Juans (UK premiere) + Q&A with director Jiri Menzel

9. 11. 2013 
8.20 PM; Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL

A rehearsal of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at a regional Czech theatre is the starting point for the latest film by Academy Award Winning Director Jiri Menzel who is coming to London to take part in a discussion with the audience after this brilliant film about sex, love and (in)fidelity combining comedy and drama. Part of Made in Prague: Czech-O-Slovak Film Series 2013. Organised in collaboration with the Czech British Chamber of Commerce.

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Made in Prague: The Little Mermaid (Children Screening & Workshop in Czech only)

10. 11. 2013 
2.30 PM; Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL

A young mermaid comes of age with dreams of the surface world. To be with a handsome prince whom she saved and fell in love with she strikes a terrible bargain with a sea witch. Stunning imagery evokes the magic and terror in this great cinematic in this great cinematic Hans Christian Andersen’s adaptation. To be followed by an art workshop for children. Part of Made in Prague: Czech-O-Slovak Film Series 2013. Organised in collaboration with Czech School Without Borders.

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Made in Prague: Burning Bush I – III (UK premiere) + Q&A with screenwriter Stepan Hulik & actress Tana Pauhofova

10. 11. 2013 
5 PM; Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL

In January 1969 student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Prague in protest against the Soviet occupation. While the police searched for his followers, the government commenced a denunciation campaign forcing Palach’s family to hire charismatic attorney Dagmar Buresova (Tatiana Pauhofova) to defend his reputation. Concentrating on the impact his sacrifice had within the social and political climate, Holland acutely depicts a web of conflicts among the student protesters, the police and the media, all trying to advance their own interests while watching their backs. A three-part docudrama presenting a panoramic and highly dramatic portrayal of the Czech experience at the beginning of Normalisation. Screened with an interval after the 2nd part. Part of Made in Prague: Czech-O-Slovak Film Series 2013. Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute.

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