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11 Mar 2008 00:00 - 9 Apr 2008 00:00

Czech Films at WOW! Wales One World Film Festival

Beauty in Trouble, a story of love and redemption, Empties, a sophisticated and perceptive comedy about a retired schoolteacher’s new job in a supermarket and I Served The King of England, a beautifully performed and designed film, shaded with irony represent the Czech Republic at WOW film festival.


Beauty in Trouble 


Tue 11 March 8.00pm

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

Info: 01792  602060, www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk


Thu 13 March 5.45pm

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

Info:01970 623232, www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre


Thursday 20 March 8.30pm 

Chapter Cardiff

Info: 029 2030 4400, www.chapter.org


Tue 8 April 8.45pm

The Courtyard Hereford

Info: 0870 1122330, www.courtyard.org.uk


Recent history intrudes on present-day life in this masterful multi-character drama. The beautiful young mother Marcela lost everything in the floods that swept through Prague, and is living in a spartan flat next to the shop run by her husband. Deepening and expanding the overarching ideas of fate, love and redemption, the film touches upon complex inter-personal relationships in modern Czech society. Marcela must choose between two men: her undeserving but beloved husband, and an affable, well situated elderly foreigner. A simple plot develops into an intricate genre piece with an unexpected ending. With Ana Geislerova, Jana Brejchova, Jiri Machacek. The screenings are part of WOW and New Europe Film Festivals

(Jan Hrebejk, Czech Republic, 2006, 10’)





Mon 24 March 8.30pm, Tuesday 25 6.15pm

Chapter Cardiff

Info: 029 2030 4400, www.chapter.org


Sat 5 April 5.30pm

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Info:01970 623232, www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre


Wed 9 April 8.30pm

Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea

Info: 01792  602060, www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk


Secondary  teacher Josef (Zdenek Sverák) can cope neither with the modern attitude of students nor with the new technological advances of the computer. He retires but is not ready to stay at home and opts for a succession of part-time jobs, including that of cycle messenger and supervisor of the bottle returns in a supermarket. He finds an interesting new world (supplemented by continuing erotic fantasies), from which his wife is excluded. The final part of Sverak’s trilogy which started with Elementary School and Oscar winning Kolya

(Jan Sverak, Czech Republic, 2007)




I Served The King of England


Sat 22 March 8.15pm, Sunday 23 8.30pm 

Chapter Cardiff

Info: 029 2030 4400, www.chapter.org


A stunning, unexpected return to the limelight for the legendary Czech New Wave pioneer Menzel - based, like his 1966 Oscar-winner Closely Watched Trains, on a novel by Bohumil Hrabal. A barnstorming epic set during the last century's tumultuous middle decades, this is a gripping tale of war, love and money audaciously sprinkled with that inimitably dry Czech humour.

(Jiri Menzel, Czech Republic&Slovakia, 2006, 118’)





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From: 11 Mar 2008 00:00
To: 9 Apr 2008 00:00



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