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Program

19 Jan 2019 15:30

Film Jan Palach in Sheffield

This fascinating biopic details the last six months of the life of the political activist Jan Palach, the Czech student who self-immolated in protest against the invasion of Czechoslovakia which crushed the Prague Spring in 1968.

 

Robert Sedláček, CZ / SR 2018, 120 mins
Cast: Viktor Zavadil, Zuzana Bydžovská, Denisa Barešová, Kristína Kanátová, Jan Vondráček

Followed by Q&A with director Robert Sedláček

Robert Sedláček
(*1973, Zlín)
Robert Sedláček studied Documentary Production at The Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 2006 he received the Czech Lion Award for the best script for his feature debut  Pravidla lži (Rules of Lies) set in a rehab centre. Czechoslovak history is reflected in his documentaries Tenkrát, František Čuba: Slušovický zázrak, V hlavní roli Gustáv Husák and others. His other films include Muži v říji (Men in Rut), Největší z Čechů (The Greatest Czechs) a Rodina je základ státu (Long Live the Family).
He is also well known for his historical documentary series České století (Czech Century) produced by Czech Television.  The series explores the background to important historical events in Czechoslovakia from the beginning of WWI to the establishment of the independent state of the Czech Republic.

Tickets: £4.50 








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Venue:

Showroom Workshation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX

Date

19 Jan 2019 15:30

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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