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10 Nov 2015 19:00

Hommage to Vojtěch Jasný: The Life of the Schizophrenic Poet Alexander März

This highly acclaimed TV production focuses on the life and suffering of the eponymous März, who, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, spends long periods in a psychiatric institution against which he rebels with small acts of refusal and poetry. Based on real reports and testimonies, the film is a visceral critique of a repressive psychiatry and of the oppression of individuality, scripted by Heinar Kipphardt, who worked in a psychiatric hospital before becoming a leading exponent of post war documentary theatre.

Vojtěch Jasný / West Germany / 1975 / 115 min / Engl. subt.
With Ernst Jacobi / Michael Hinz / Rudolf Wessely

Admission: £3 / free for language students and library members

Made in Prague: Hommage to Vojtěch Jasný
Celebrating the 90th birthday and achievements of an outstanding Czech filmmaker who has had a profound influence on films like Edgar Reitz's Heimat and Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, the season pays a tribute to his work. Starting with a triple bill of his three Cannes Film Festival winners at the Regent Street Cinema, it presents Jasný’s key films from his 50+ portfolio shot in Czechoslovakia, Austria, West Germany, USA and Canada, demonstrating the width and diversity of his filmmaking and his distinctive auteur flavour, poetic style and spiritual values.
Part of Made in Prague Film Festival, 3 – 29 November 2015

The Made in Prague Festival
is organised by the Czech Centre in collaboration with the Regent Street Cinema, the Goethe-Institut London, the Austrian Cultural Forum and Bertha DocHouse, with support of the Moravian Gallery, Brno, Prof. Jiří Voráč, Ph. D., the Department of Film Studies, Masaryk University, Brno and the School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol.



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10 Nov 2015 19:00


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