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Panenka Against the Rest of the World

21 FEBRUARY 2012, 6.30 PM, HUNGARIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE,10 MAIDEN LANE, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON WC2E 7NA. Czech footballer Antonin Panenka captivated the crowds with his unpredictable and attractive charismatic style in the 70s and 80s. Not only an extremely original player, Panenka was also a very successful one, winning gold and bronze medals at the European Football Championships. The film, neither documentary nor pure fiction, illustrates Panenka’s abilities via a fictional match and includes famous archive footage from the 1976 European Championship in Belgrade. The film is shown as a double bill with World Champion (Estonia, 2009) and followed by Q&A with Herbert Sepp, three-time Olympic champion pole-vaulter. Part of Ready Steady Doc! A Festival of European Documentaries 16 – 23 February 2012. Followed by a reception.

Admission free. RSVP by 20 February 2012 on bookings@hungary.org.uk or 020 7 2408448.

Screening is a part of Ready Steady Doc! A Festival of European Documentaries
16 – 23 February 2012

For more information about the festival and to book tickets to other events go to: http://www.europeandocfestival.org.uk/
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The 30th edition of the modern Olympic Games is fast approaching, and we have just what you need to put you in the mood! Ready Steady Doc! brings together documentaries from all over Europe to make you see sport in a whole new light: from the Homeless World Cup to the disappearing Rimet Trophy, from a four-year-old marathon runner to an 83-year-old pole vaulter, these films have many fascinating stories to tell. An amazing line-up of sport celebrities will attend: manager of the Spanish national football team Vincente del Bosque, French football star Vikash Dhorasoo, three-time water-polo Olympic champion György Kárpáti, European Senior Champion pole-vaulter Herbert Sepp, Olympic athlete Yvonne Van Bets, and more! So don't miss the perfect chance to meet athletes, learn about historical sporting exploits, and find out more about the personal experiences of people for whom sport is a job, a passion, a way of life. The starting gun goes off on 16 February so ready... steady... doc!

Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/WZvx-fDfuI0

Ready Steady Doc! is a joint project of the EUNIC London cluster (European Union National Institutes for Culture in London), supported by the European Commission Representation in the UK, which aims to improve and promote cultural diversity and understanding between European societies.

Hungarian Cultural Institute: T. 020 7240 8448