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Made in Prague Festival

20 OCTOBER 2014 - Now in its 18th year, the Made in Prague Festival is back with a month-long programme of Czech cinema, music and visual arts presented across London. The main focus of this multi-genre celebration of Czech culture is and always has been cinema. The Czech Centre is proud to present the film highlights of the past two years at the ICA throughout November, featuring fiction and documentary films creatively exploring the past and present of the country through stories of resistance (Velvet Terrorists), love and longing (Nowhere in Moravia), social exclusion (The Way Out, The Great Night) and even sport (Fair Play). We have some incredible guests joining us - actor, theatre and film director Miroslav Krobot, Anna Geislerová, one of the most celebrated Czech actresses, and award-winning filmmakers Andrea Sedláčková, Petr Václav and Zdeněk Jiráský.

Evident throughout this year's programming is a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the revolutionary events of 1989. Together with the Frontline Club, the Czech Centre has prepared ‘Moments After’, a series of documentary films tackling political and social developments following the collapse of the Eastern bloc and the aftermaths of more recent social movements and uprisings in various parts of the world. Václav Havel's legacy will be revisited during the public presentation of Havel: A Life, an in depth biography written by his former press secretary and long-time friend Michael Žantovský.

A new addition to Made in Prague is theatre - with the Spitfire Company presenting Antiwords, their brilliant translation of Havel's Audience into the language of physical and visual theatre using improvised mime. And we will be closing the season with a special appearance by the cult Czech underground band DG 307. And there is still more to Made in Prague: more films, more music, and more Czech art to be discovered. We hope you will enjoy this year’s edition as much as we enjoyed preparing it for you. 

Download the festival brochure here: http://bit.ly/MP_brochure

For festival programme go to: http://bit.ly/Made-in-Prague

Programme highlights:

Fair Play  ICA, Sun 2 Nov, 8.40 pm (FILM)
Followed by a discussion on politics, sports and the arts with director Andrea Sedláčková

The Way Out (Cesta ven)  ICA, Thu 6 Nov, 8.40 pm (FILM) 
Followed by a discussion on social exclusion in contemporary society with director Petr Václav.

In Silence (V tichu) (FILM) Odeon Swiss Cottage, Mon 10 Nov, 6.45 pm 
Followed by Q&A with director Zdeněk Jiráský

Nowhere in Moravia (Díra u Hanušovic) ICA, Tue 11 Nov, 8.40 pm (FILM)
Followed by a discussion on theatre & film with actor (lead in Bela Tarr’s the man from London), theatre and film director Miroslav Krobot.

Velvet Terrorists (Sametoví teroristé) / ICA, Sun 16 Nov, 8.40 pm (FILM)
Followed by the act of terrorism debate

Honeymoon (Líbánky) / The Gate Cinema, Sat 29 Nov, 3 pm (FILM)
Followed by Q&A with actress Anna Geislerová

Inner Spaces at the London Jazz Festival  Spice of Life, Thu 20 Nov, 8 pm (MUSIC)

DG307 (MUSIC) / Jazzlive at the Crypt, Sat 22 Nov, 8 pm