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30 Nov 2016 20:30

We Are Never Alone + Q&A with director Petr Václav

In a small Czech town, a handful of people come together: a paranoid and rage-filled prison guard; his hypochondriac neighbour and the latter’s silent, despairing wife; a lovesick nightclub manager and a stripper who is a single mum. Their encounters weave into a drama of explosive proportions that exceeds the provincial setting of this anonymous place. The desire to survive and give meaning to one’s life becomes the crux of the film which shifts from the realistic to the bizarre with dark humour.

Petr Václav, CZ/F 2016, 105 min
Cast: Karel Roden, Lenka Vlasáková, Zdeněk Godla, Miroslav Hanuš
English subtitles

Box Office: 020 7638 8891
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Admission: £9.50 / £8.50 (concs.)

Petr Václav is one of the most famous directors in modern Czech cinema. His father is the composer Jiri Vaclav; his mother is the documentary maker Ljuba Vaclavova. From 1987 to 1995 Petr studied documentary filmmaking at FAMU. The film We are Never Alone is his fourth feature film. His preceding film, The Way Out, won seven Czech Lion awards, Film Critics‘ Awards and many others. His film Upside Down had its premiere at a festival in San Sebastian. His debut Marian (1996) received the Silver Leopard at the International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland. Petr Vaclav is currently working on the road film Skokan. 


Part of New East Cinema.
Presented in collaboration with the Barbican and Calvert 22 Foundation, curated by The New Social.

Part of Made in Prague Festival
5 Nov - 2 Dec 2016








Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London ECY 8DS


30 Nov 2016 20:30


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