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13 Nov 2011 19:45

Of Parents and Children

A comic yet poignant dialogue-driven drama about a father and son based on an award-winning novel by Emil Hakl. Once a month, retired biologist and his son Jan meet to spend a day walking around Prague, visiting pubs, swapping engaging stories about women, health and mortality. Meanwhile Robert, Jan’s illegitimate son, pays an unexpected visit to his father’s younger girlfriend with whom he develops a relationship. Told via flashbacks, mixings the family´s extraordinary past with real historical events, this superb adaptation uses a Hrabalesque stream of consciosness and provides a unique insight into Prague.

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

Vladimír Michálek, CZ, 2008, 112’
Cast: Josef Somr, David Novotný, Lubo Kostelný

+ Boring Afternoon
Ivan Passer, Czechoslovakia, 1964, 16‘
A sleepy Sunday afternoon in a local pub peopled by characters from Bohumil Hrabal’s short story from the collection Pearls of the Deep.


Emil Hakl (*1958) - writer and poet living in Prague. The End of the World (2001),  Of Kids & Parents (2002), published in English by Twisted Spoon Press, (2007).  Rules of Peculiar Behaviour (2010).

BOX OFFICE: 020 8237 1111


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




Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9RL


13 Nov 2011 19:45


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