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24 Mar 2016 20:00

Czech and Slovak Stories: The Ear

Ucho (The Ear) is a Czech language film by Karel Kachyňa, completed in 1970. This film was banned by the nation’s ruling Communist party(who were supported by the occupying Soviet forces). It wasn’t released until late 1989, around the time of Czechoslovakia’s first democratic elections in over 40 years.

The film is about a bitter married couple that consists of Ludvik, a senior official of Prague’s ruling Communist regime, and his alcoholic wife Anna. They return home after attending a political party dinner and notice their home has been broken into. Several strange occurrences, including the disappearance of their spare house keys and dead phone lines, lead them to believe that they are under surveillance by their own government. As the night progresses, the flaws of their marriage and of each other are exposed.

Initial release: October 18, 1990 (Hungary)
Director: Karel Kachyňa
Running time: 1h 34m
Initial DVD release: October 3, 2005 (United Kingdom)
Screenplay: Karel Kachyňa, Jan Procházka

Doors: 19:00, film: 19:30
Admission: £5 / £3.50 consc.

Screening is part of Czech and Slovak Stories season in Deptford Cinema.
Czech and Slovak Stories is a season of Czech and Slovak films about the recent history of Czechoslovakia and its dissolution in 1993. The films are chosen to follow the historic-political timeline of events that happened in Czechoslovakia. Screenings are based in Deptford Cinema in South East London. The season started in January and includes talks, workshops and off site projects.





Deptford Cinema, 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ


24 Mar 2016 20:00


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