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10 Nov 2017 18:30

Late Night Talks with Mother

Stylized semi-autobiographical reflections based on Němec’s imaginary dialogue with his mother and inspired by Kafka’s A Letter to his Father. Casting Karel Roden as his alter ego Němec contemplates the major events of the 20th century and his personal life while travelling by tram around Prague. With a star-studded část including president Václav Havel, Eric Clapton, Marta Kubišová and Saul Zaents, this is a film full of originality and poetry. Winner at the 2001 Locarno Film Festival.

Jan Němec / CZ / 2001 / 69 min.
English subtitles
Cast / Jan Němec, Karel Roden, Zuzana Stivínová, Ester Krumbachová

Screened as a double bill with:

Jan Němec / G/NDL / 1967 / 11 min.
English subtitles
Cast / Peter Straub, Carla de la Carança, Miroslav Dohnal, Eduard Hrubeš
A short film about complicity and violence exploring the idea that everybody needs love. Němec focuses on the relationship between a doting mother and her unloveable son, a cop. Grand Prix at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.

£12 / £11 (concs.) for single screening bookings
£10 / £9 (concs.) for 2+ screenings
Online booking

Part of Jan Němec Retrospective
10 - 12 November 2017

Part of
21st Made in Prague Festival
8 November - 6 December 2017



Regent Street Cinema, 309 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2UW


10 Nov 2017 18:30


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