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Made in Prague UK Tour 2013

18 March – 6 May 2013UK audiences will have a rare opportunity to see five internationally acclaimed Czech films when Made in Prague – a touring showcase of the country’s latest cinematic highlights – visits twelve venues around the country (18th March – 6th May).

The Best Czech Films Coming to the UK
Made in Prague - The New Czech Cinema UK Tour 2013        
18 March – 6 May 2013

UK audiences will have a rare opportunity to see five internationally acclaimed Czech films when Made in Prague – a touring showcase of the country’s latest cinematic highlights – visits twelve venues around the country (18th March – 6th May).

Made in Prague will tour five award-winning features from the winner of the European Film Award for the Best Animated Feature 2012 Alois Nebel to historical drama Lidice; cold war crime noir Walking Too Fast; road movie Long Live the Family! and social drama The House, demonstrate the vibrancy of Czech cinema departing from the gentle and understated observations of the past to provide a strong commentary on social and political issues. The Made in Prague tour will criss-cross the UK from London to Edinburgh until the beginning of May, celebrating Czech cinema and heralding the arrival of assured new filmmakers who are not afraid to tackle challenging subjects. 

Made in Prague will launch on 18th March in three cities (Aberyswyth, Cardiff and Norwich) with a screening of Alois Nebel, a superbly atmospheric rotoscope animation by Tomas Lunak. This adaptation of the bestselling graphic novel by Jaromir 99 and Jaroslav Rudis mixes a revenge plot with a love story to portray a difficult period of Czech history.

Also looking into the country´s troubled past is Radim Spacek´s chilling thriller Walking Too Fast, voted the best Czech film in 2011 by the Czech Film Academy and at the Czech Film Critics’ Awards. In this Czech answer to The Lives of Others a secret agent, obsessed with the life and mistress of a leading dissident, uses all his official powers to get the woman and escape his boredom. Director Radim Spacek will take on the Q&A after the screenings in London and Liverpool.

The horrific razing of the small Czech village of Lidice was Nazi German’s only officially recognized act of genocide during WWII. In his film Lidice, director Petr Nikolaev tells the story through the eyes of a man, who avoided fate and raises the question of whether surviving is truly winning when it comes at the cost of one’s dignity and honour.

On the other hand director Robert Sedlacek, one of the most strident voices in Czech cinema, crafts a searing commentary on contemporary society in his critically acclaimed family drama Long Live the Family! in which a business executive goes on the run after being accused of laundering money, masking his escape as a family trip.

Family relationships are also in focus in Zuzana Liova’s The House, officially selected for the 2011 Berlin Film Festival and winner of the Krzysztof Kieslowski Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Liova’s impressive debut offers an intimate and humorous portrait of generational clash strained by lack of money and prospects, built on excellent natural performances.

Organized by the Czech Centre in collaboration with Picturehouses and the Czech Film Center, and in association with Staropramen.

For press information, please contact Renata Clark, Czech Centre, 020 7307 5182, clarkova@czechcentre.org.uk. More information on www.czechcentre.org.uk or www.filmcenter.cz/MadeinPrague


Made in Prague New Czech Cinema UK Tour 2013 : Dates and venues

Aberyswyth Arts Centre
Alois Nebel 18 Mar

Arts Picturehouse Cambridge
Alois Nebel
2 Apr; Lidice 26 Mar; The House 16 Apr; Long Live the Family 23 Apr; Walking Too Fast 9 Apr

Chapter Cardiff
Alois Nebel
18 Mar; The House 20 Mar

 Cinema City Norwich
Alois Nebel
18 Mar; Lidice 25 Mar; Long Live the Family 1 Apr; Walking Too Fast 15 Apr

The Courtyard Hereford
Alois Nebel
17 Apr; The House 12 Apr

Exeter Picturehouse
Alois Nebel
24 Mar; Lidice 14 Apr; The House 31 Mar; Long Live the Family 10 Mar; Walking Too Fast 7 Apr

Filmhouse Edinburgh
Alois Nebel
22 Apr; The House 8 Apr; Long Live the Family 15 Apr; Walking Too Fast 29 Apr

Gate Cinema London
Alois Nebel
26 Mar; Lidice 19 Mar; Walking Too Fast 2 Apr

Greenwich Picturehouse
Alois Nebel
7 Apr; Lidice 31 Mar; Walking Too Fast 24 Apr

Hackney Picturehouse
Alois Nebel
15 Apr; Walking Too Fast 22 Apr

The Little Theatre Cinema Bath
Lidice
22 Apr; Long Live the Family 8 Apr; Walking Too Fast 25 Mar

Phoenix Picturehouse Oxford
Alois Nebel
8 Apr; The House 22 Apr; Walking too Fast 6 May

Picturehouse @FACT Liverpool
Alois Nebel
18 Apr; Lidice 2 May; The House 25 Apr; Long Live the Family 11 Apr; Walking Too Fast 4 Apr

The Plaza Cinema Bradford
Alois Nebel
20 Apr; The House 27 Apr; Walking Too Fast 4 May

Ritzy Brixton London
Alois Nebel
31 Mar; Lidice 24 Mar; The House 14 Mar; Long live the Family 21 Apr; Walking Too Fast 7 Apr

Tyneside Cinema Newcastle
Alois Nebel
9 Apr; Lidice 2 Apr; The House 23 Apr; Long Live the Family 30 Apr; Walking Too Fast 16 Apr

 www.czechcentre.org.uk
 www.filmcenter.cz/MadeinPrague
 www.picturehouses.co.uk

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