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Made in Prague: Film & Literature

10 NOVEMBER - 27 NOVEMBER 2011, LONDON - VARIOUS VENUES. The 15th annual festival of Czech cinema in the UK explores a rich history of literary adaptations for screen. Focusing on the best examples of strong literary sources matched with visionary film directors, the resulting selection offers exceptional films from the history of Czech cinema. The filmic journey through Czech literature starts with the silent film Battalion (Josef Hais Týnecký); continues with modernist gem Marijka the Unfaithful (Ivan Olbracht) with Bohuslav Martinů’s original score, and a 1959 adaptation of Czech national treasure Good Soldier Svejk (Jaroslav Hašek); and moves on to Capricious Summer (Vladislav Vančura) and Nobody Is Going to Laugh (Milan Kundera) both representing the 60s Czech New Wave. Included is also a new take on Suchý & Šlitr’s 1965 jazz opera A Walk Worthwhile directed by Miloš Forman. Václav Havel’s directorial debut of his own play Leaving represents contemporary literature alongside Vladimír Michálek’s Of Parents and Children (Emil Hakl) and Ondřej Trojan’s Identity Card (Petr Šabach). The festival pays special tribute to its guest, director Juraj Herz whose 2010 film Habermann (Josef Urban) is complemented by his masterpiece The Cremator (Ladislav Fuks) and a short film Collected Barbarities (Bohumil Hrabal). A theatre performance based on Tomas Sedlacek's non-fiction bestseller The Economics of Good and Evil will close the season celebrating the literary work of 16 outstanding Czech writers.

Calendar:

HABERMANN
Thursday 10 November, 8.40 pm, Prince Charles Cinema

more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-habermann/


CAPRICIOUS SUMMER 

Friday 11 November, 6.20 pm, Riverside Studios
more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-capricious-summer/


THE CREMATOR

Friday 11 November, 8.35 pm, Riverside Studios
more at:  http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-crematory/


GOOD SOLDIER SVEJK
Saturday 12 November, 3.20 pm, Riverside Studios

more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-svejk/


NO LAUGHING MATTER

Saturday 12 November, 5.35 pm, Riverside Studios
more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-no-laughing-matter/


IDENTITY CARD
Saturday 12 November, 7.35 pm, Riverside Studios
more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-identity-card/


STICK, START BEATING!
(in Czech only)
Sunday 13 November, 1.30 pm, Riverside Studios
more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-baton/


A WALK WORTHWHILE

Sunday 13 November, 3.20 pm, Riverside Studios
more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-a-walk-worthwhile/


MARIJKA THE UNFAITHFUL
Sunday 13 November, 5.55 pm, Riverside Studios

more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-marijka/


OF PARENTS AND CHILDREN

Sunday 13 November, 7.45 pm, Riverside Studios
more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-of-parents-and-children/


LEAVING 

Tuesday 15 November, 6.30 pm, The Gate Cinema
more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-the-p-leaving/

 

BATTALION + live piano accompaniment by Jiří Hradil 
Sunday 20 November, 4 pm, Barbican, Cinema 1

more at:  http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/made-in-prague-battalion/



ECONOMICS OF GOOD AND EVIL
Sunday 27 November, 7.30 pm, Soho Theatre
more at: http://london.czechcentres.cz/programme/travel-events/economics-of-good-and-evil1/

 

The festival is organised in partnership with the city of Prague.