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9 Nov 2013 18:05

Made in Prague: Pandas & Closely Observed Trains

Milos, a suicidal virgin railway employee, is oblivious to the war and the resistance around him. He hero-worships his amorous colleague and is repeatedly frustrated only to become an unexpected here when faced with a challenge in this Oscar-winning tragi-comedy by this year's Made in Prague special guest, Jiri Menzel. The film will be preceded by a short movie 'Pandas' by Matus Vizar, an animated theory about the nature of evolution based on the example of pandas. Part of Made in Prague: Czech-O-Slovak Film Series 2013.

 PANDAS
Sat 9 November 6.05 pm, Riverside Studios


Matus Vizar, CZ, 2013, 12 min, no dialogue
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An animated theory about the nature of evolution based on the example of pandas. Awarded 3rd Prize at the 2013 Cannes International Film Festival.

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HOMAGE TO JIRI MENZEL
CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS
Sat 9 November 6.20 pm, Riverside Studios

Jiri Menzel, Czechoslovakia, 1966, 92 min, English subtitles
With Vaclav Neckar, Josef Somr, Vlastimil Brodsky
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Milos, an awkward young man, gets a job as an apprentice platform guard at a small country railway station in occupied Czechoslovakia during the war in this Oscar-winning film. Desperate to lose his virginity, Milos, oblivious to the war and the resistance around him while hero-worshipping his amorous colleague, is repeatedly frustrated on his journey only to become an unexpected hero when faced with a challenge.
A masterpiece of human observation.

Tickets: £8.50 (£7.50 concs.)
www.riversidestudios.co.uk
Box office: 020 8237 1111

PART OF MADE IN PRAGUE: CZECH-O-SLOVAK FILM SERIES

Free glass of wine for all ticket holders 18+. Supported by VinoVitaj.



Venue:

6.05 PM; Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL

Date

9 Nov 2013 18:05

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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