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Walking Too Fast at the BFI London Film Festival

25 OCTOBER AT 6 PM AND 26 OCTOBER AT 12:30 PM, VUE WEST END, 3 CRANBOURN STREET, LEICESTER SQUARE, LONDON WC2H 7AL. This year's BFI London Film Festival presents a new Czech film Walking Too Fast (Pouta), a disturbing portrayal of a political system that permeates an everyday life, brilliantly pictured through a compelling profile of the central character.


Director: Radim Spacek
Screenplay: Ondrej Stindl
Cast: Ondrej Maly, Kristina Farkasova, Martin Finger, Oldrich Kaiser
Czech Republic 2010; 146min

Secret police investigator Antonin Rusnak (Ondrej Maly) routinely observes the lives of ‘dissidents’, and the accumulation of data is nothing more than a routine chore. But his situation unexpectedly becomes complicated when he is attracted by the charms of a young factory worker, Klara (Kristina Farkasova), who is the mistress of a leading dissident Tomas Sikora. Radim Spacek’s film creates a real sense of living in a police state – a world in which moral corruption spreads from the political world to the personal, where the police themselves form part of society and follow not-dissimilar lifestyles to their victims. The striking camerawork of Jaromir Kacer (The Way Through the Bleak Woods) deliberately creates a sense of being watched and observed, with a style reminiscent of police surveillance.

Screening Times:
Tue 25 Oct, 18:00
Wed 26 Oct, 12:30

Public booking opens 26 September.

For further information visit:  http://www.bfi.org.uk/lff/