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12 Nov 2011 19:35

Identity Card + Q&A with director Ondrej Trojan, The City of Prague Screening

This retro film from the 70s, based on the novel by Petr Šabach, follows the lives of four boys; their first loves, conflicts with their parents and the authorities from the age of 15 when they receive their IDs. A series of post-pubertal pranks is juxtaposed with the adult world as they deal with the totalitarian environment in their own way, sometimes with tragic consequences. Full of acerbic humour, ostalgie-filled charm and an appealing evocation of the music, subculture and lifestyle of the period, the film is aimed at those for whom the stifling nature of communism is difficult to comprehend. The screening is kindly supported by the City of Prague.

Part of the Made in Prague 2011, Film & Literature Festival.


Ondřej Trojan, CR / SR, 2010, 137’
Cast: Libor Kovář, Matouš Vrba, Jan Vlček, Jakub Šárka, Anna Geislerová, Martin Myšička
Nominated for eleven Czech Lion awards.

+ Q&A with director Ondřej Trojan 

Petr Šabach
(*1951) - writer of humorous and autobiographical novels and short stories. Shit Burns (1994), Drunken Bananas (2001), Identity Card (2006) His books served as the basis for Jan Hřebejk’s films, e.g. Jackal Years, Cosy Dens.

BOX OFFICE: 020 8237 1111


ADMISSION: one film £8.50 (£7.50 concs.)
two films £12 (£10 concs.)
Excluding Sunday 1.30 PM screenings

If you buy a ticket to this screening you will receive* a complimentary bottle of Pilsner Urquell.

*offer applies to 18+ only.




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12 Nov 2011 19:35


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