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18 Nov 2012 16:45

The Last Flight of Petr Ginz

Petr Ginz, a child prodigy from Prague, was a writer and artist whose imaginary works captured a world of adventure and exotic locations. By 14 he had written five novels, a diary about the Nazi occupation of Prague, and by 17 he produced more than 170 drawings and paintings and edited an underground magazine in the Theresienstadt Ghetto.

Much of Petr’s story was unknown until the 2003 Columbia space shuttle tragedy, when Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon carried with him into space Petr’s drawing ‘Mood Landscape’.  Narrated by Petr’s sister Chava Pressburger and set to John Califra’s superb musical score, animation brings to life the work of this brilliant young artist. 

Sandra Dickson, Churchill Roberts, USA 2011,  67 mins

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Film trailer:
The Last Flight of Petr Ginz


Helen Carmel Benigson, UK 2012, 23'
A documentary-based art film that trespasses history, identity, object and narrative.


Admission: £8 (£5 students);
BOX OFFICE: 020 7328 1000


Part of Made in Prague: New Czech Cinema 2012 and New Czech Jazz 2012




In collaboration with the UK Jewish Film Festival.


The Tricycle, 269 Kilburn High Rd, London NW6 7JR


18 Nov 2012 16:45


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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