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The Little Mermaid

7 DECEMBER 2011, 8 PM (screening starts at 9 PM), HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE, 270 MARE STREET, LONDON E8 1HE. Karel Kachyňa's masterpiece based on Hans Christian Anderson's story is a magical movie that appeals to both children and adults. The little mermaid rescues a prince from drowning and falls in love with him. To be with him, she makes a deal with the evil sorceress: her beautiful voice against a life on land. It seems to work at first, the prince is enchanted with her lovely appearance. But the memory of a foreign princess still haunts him: The one who found him on the beach where the mermaid had left him, and whom he (of course) believes to be his saviour. To resolve this mistake is too much for the mute little mermaid, and not even her father, king of all seas, can help her in the impending catastrophe.

Karel Kachyňa, Czechoslovakia, 1976.
Cast: Miroslava šafránková, Radovan Lukavský, Petr Svojtka, Marie Rosůlková, Milena Dvorská.

Presented by he Stanley Schtinter Picture Show & Finders Keepers Records.

Finders Keepers releases for sale on the night, with Doug Shipton (Finders Keepers / B-Music) playing records prior to the screening.


Doors open 8pm. Screening starts at 9 pm.