4 Mar 2004 00:00 - 11 Mar 2004 00:00
Birmingham Screen Festival
Birmingham international film festival, the first of major movie event on the UK film calendar, celebrates the best of film, TV and interactive software. Amongst UK premieres and film previews there will also be a screening of Michaela Pavlatova's captivating debute feature Faithless Games, supported by Czech Airlines and Czech Centre London.
Thursday 11 March, 6.30 pm
Faithless Games / Neverné hry
Michaela Pavlátova, Czech Republic-Slovakia, 2003, 95’, sub-titles
mac,Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
Box Office: 0121 440 3838
Eva is a Czech concert pianist who follows her composer husband, Peter, to live in a small village on the Slovak-Hungarian border. Cut off from her friends and from the Prague musical scene, she gives piano lessons, but public performances are limited to a restricted classical repertoire. Peter’s music is equally appreciated only by the world from which he has retreated. Tensions begin to develop in their relationship, with the situation complicated by the arrival of a friend from Prague and an uneasy relationship with the mother and daughter who live next door.
The script treats a familiar situation with subtlety while music plays a key dramatic role in the depiction of a partnership that is both personal and musical.
This “chamber piece about love and human failings” marks the feature directing debut of the Oscar-nominated animation director, Michaela Pavlátová. Zuzana Stivínová as Eva gives a vibrant and responsive performance that subtly suggests the world of secret feelings and emotions.
116 Long Acre
WC2E 9PA London
From: 4 Mar 2004 00:00
To: 11 Mar 2004 00:00