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Czech Season at Open City Docs Fest London

19 JUNE - 23 JUNE 2013. The Czech season at this year’s Open City Docs Fest will be represented not only by Czech films but also by music performance of the Czech acoustic-electric band DVA who will perform live at the Opening Party after the Opening Gala screening. Among Czech cinematography showing at the festival are ‘Karel Reisz, This Filming Life’ portraying one of the founders of cinematic realism in the UK; and three documents which are part of One World Echoes in London, including ‘Fortress’, a sharp and darkly funny account on the Pridnestrovian Moldovian Republic which will be followed by a Q&A session with the director Lukáš Kokeš.

CZECH SEASON AT OPEN CITY DOCS FEST:

FORTRESS
UK Premiere
19 June, 7 pm
The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ

Over twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union directors Klára Tasovská and Lukáš Kokeš travel back in time on their visit to the unrecognised Pridnestrovian Moldovian Republic. A separatist region within Moldova, with its own passports, an elected president and a legal system. This Open City Preview Screening will be followed by a Q&A session with director Lukáš Kokeš.

Tickets:  £10.00 available here
This screening is part of One World Echoes, an international tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of One World, Europe´s largest human rights film festival established in Prague in 1998 by Czech NGO People in Need.
One World Echoes
are co-organized by the Czech Centre London, Open City London Documentary Festival (20-23 June) and The Frontline Club.

 

BLACK OUT
23 June, 2.30 pm
UCL Torrington Square, London WC1


Every evening during exam season in Guinea, hundreds of school children begin a nightly pilgrimage to the airport, petrol stations and wealthier parts of the city, searching for light. A literal and metaphorical journey to enlightenment, this evocative documentary tells how children reconcile their lives in one of the world’s poorest countries, with their desire to learn.

Tickets: £8 / £6 Conc. available here
This screening is part of One World Echoes, an international tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of One World, Europe´s largest human rights film festival established in Prague in 1998 by Czech NGO People in Need.
One World Echoes
are co-organized by the Czech Centre London, Open City London Documentary Festival (20-23 June) and The Frontline Club.


STONE GAMES

UK Premiere
23 June, 5 pm
UCL Torrington Square, London WC1

In a small town near the German border of Czech Republic, Sudeten Germans were tortured and killed during their illegal mass expulsion at the end of World War II. Do they deserve a monument or not? Stone Games shows just how far this is from an academic question.

Tickets: £8 / £6 Conc. available here
This screening is part of One World Echoes, an international tour celebrating the 15th anniversary of One World, Europe´s largest human rights film festival established in Prague in 1998 by Czech NGO People in Need.
One World Echoes
are co-organized by the Czech Centre London, Open City London Documentary Festival (20-23 June) and The Frontline Club.

 

KAREL REISZ, THIS FILMING LIFE
UK Premiere
23 June, 3 pm
Darkroom, UCL Torrington Square, London WC1

Karel Reisz, director of the classic 1958 film We Are the Lambeth Boys, was the founder of the Free Cinema movement in Great Britain, but he had only come here as the last child accepted onto the Kindertransport from Czechoslovakia in 1938. Through interviews with family members, collaborators, and friends, the film paints a definitive portrait of one of the founders of cinematic realism in the UK. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with director Petra Všelichová chaired by Stephen Frears (Filmmaker) and producer Jarmila Hoznauerova.

Tickets: £8 / £6 Conc. available here
Followed by a drinks reception supported by Staropramen for ticket holders only.

 

Czech band DVA
20 June
Cinema Tent, UCL Torrington Square, London WC1

The Czech acoustic-electric band DVA will perform live at the Opening Party after the Opening Gala screening of 12 O'Clock Boys, the UK premiere which will kick off this year's Open City Docs Fest 20-23 June 2013. The Opening Party with live music is open to everyone with a ticket to the screening.

Tickets to the film £15 / £10 Conc. available here