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16 Apr 2016 16:00

Burning Bush (Hořící keř)

In January 1969 student Jan Palach set himself on fire in Prague in protest against the Soviet occupation. This TV drama follows the repercussions of that act of protest, capturing the subtle detail of everyday life under the authoritarian regime in Czechoslovakia. More than a biopic, it’s compulsive viewing that highlights the fragility of freedom. Tatiana Pauhofová plays the lawyer courageously arguing for normality while the ears behind the walls determine the future.

Czech Republic (HBO Europe) 2013
Directed by Agnieszka Holland
With Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr Stach
Total runtime 231 min (Miniseries)
With English subtitles
Screening courtesy of HBO Europe
The Burning Bush series is coming soon on Walter Presents. 

As this was an international TV production, the BFI requests a voluntary donation of £11.75 (Members pay £1.70 less) to assist with covering costs. Tickets can be booked in advance this way, otherwise they can be booked for free (subject to availability) on the day of the screening.

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Also see Agnieszka Holland in Conversation.

Part of Lighting Fires:The Film and TV of Agnieszka Holland at BFI


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16 Apr 2016 16:00


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