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8 Nov 2015 18:00

Hommage to Vojtěch Jasný: Gladys

An intimate time-lapse documentary about the unusual life and spiritual horizons of a one-hundred-year-old New Yorker. Gladys St. John-Colegrove patiently waits to be reunited with her two dead husbands, communicating with them regularly, but lives a full life of friendships and conversation while she still can. A five year long conversation with Gladys is intercut with street scenes of New York, multiracial crowds, changing weather and seasons resulting in a compassionate portrait of an extraordinary woman and her city.

Vojtěch Jasný, Canada 1999, 101 mins
With Gladys St.John-Colegrove

Admission: £9 (£7 concessions)
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Made in Prague: Hommage to Vojtěch Jasný
Celebrating the 90th birthday and achievements of an outstanding Czech filmmaker who has had a profound influence on films like Edgar Reitz's Heimat and Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, the season pays a tribute to his work. Starting with a triple bill of his three Cannes Film Festival winners at the Regent Street Cinema, it presents Jasný’s key films from his 50+ portfolio shot in Czechoslovakia, Austria, West Germany, USA and Canada, demonstrating the width and diversity of his filmmaking and his distinctive auteur flavour, poetic style and spiritual values.
Part of Made in Prague Film Festival, 3 – 29 November 2015

The Made in Prague Festival is organised by the Czech Centre in collaboration with the Regent Street Cinema, the Goethe-Institut London, the Austrian Cultural Forum and Bertha DocHouse, with support of the Moravian Gallery, Brno, Prof. Jiří Voráč, Ph. D., the Department of Film Studies, Masaryk University, Brno and the School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol.



Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, London WC1N 1AW


8 Nov 2015 18:00


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