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11 Nov 2017 18:30

Diamonds of the Night + A Loaf of Bread

Jan Němec’s stunning feature debut depicts two boys running away from the certain death awaiting them at a Nazi concentration camp. Emaciated and lost in hostile territory they try to escape both people and nature and stay alive. Almost devoid of dialogue, with flashbacks from their previous life and hallucinatory images, the film provides an immersive experience of the inner world of fugitives based on an autobiographical story by holocaust survivor Arnošt Lustig. A groundbreaking masterpiece.

Jan Němec / Czechoslovakia / 1964 / 63 min.
English subtitles
Cast / Ladislav Janský, Antonín Kumbera, Ilse Bischofová, Ivan Asič

Screened as a double bill with:

Jan Němec / Czechoslovakia / 1960 / 12 min.English subtitles
Cast / Ivan Renč, Jan Bartůšek, Oldřich Bláha
Based on an Arnošt Lustig story, Němec’s graduation film follows youngprisoners trying to steal bread froma Nazi train before escaping. A winnerat the Oberhausen International ShortFilm Festival and a prelude to Diamondsof the Night.

£12 / £11 (concs.) for single screening bookings
£10 / £9 (concs.) for 2+ screenings
Online booking

Part of Jan Němec Retrospective
10 - 12 November 2017

Součástí 21. ročníku festivalu Made in Prague
8. listopadu - 6. prosince 2017







Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2UW


11 Nov 2017 18:30


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