25 Jun 2010 00:00 - 26 Jun 2010 00:00
Czech films at Edinburgh International Film Festival
Jan Hrebejk’s family drama Kawasaki’s Rose and Czech-Irish-Slovak co-pruduction film Foxes are part of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.
26 June, 18:00 at Filmhouse 2
Jan Hrebejk / Czech Republic / 2009 / 100 mins
Lenka Vlasakova, Daniela Kolarova, Martin Huba, Milan Mikulcik, Antonin Kratochvil, Petra Hrebickova, Ladislav Chudik, Anna Simonova, Martin Schulz, Isao Onoda
“An emotionally meaty family drama … performances are topnotch.” – Derek Elley, Variety
This rich and beautifully crafted film highlights one of the great mysteries of current European cinema: why has its Czech director Jan Hrebejk not yet been enshrined within the top tier of contemporary filmmakers? His skill – and that of his regular screenwriter, Petr Jarkovsky – is showcased to breathtaking effect in this gripping study of family secrets, betrayal and reconciliation in the post-Communist era. Brilliantly paced and performed, it is one of 2010’s must-sees.
25 June, 22:15 at Filmhouse 2
Mira Fornay / Ireland, Czech Republic, Slovakia / 2009 / 83 mins
Réka Derzsi, Rita Banczi, Aaron Monaghan, Jitka Josková, Jonathan Byrne, Christopher Simpson, Nicholas Pinnock
To rebel or not to rebel. And against what?
Bekta is an economic migrant, working as a nanny in Dublin, but she’d rather get drunk or shoplift than toil for low pay. Her older sister is different, and has settled quietly in Ireland. Should Bekta follow her sister’s example, or forge her own rebellious path? Fornay’s debut is simply electric, revealing how open borders are shrinking the world, while strangling a sense of freedom.
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From: 25 Jun 2010 00:00
To: 26 Jun 2010 00:00