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Program

19 Mar 2007 00:00 - 25 Mar 2007 00:00

WOW! Wales One World Film Festival: Czech Film Screenings

Wrong Side Up and The City of the Sun as a part of festival programme that contains the usual mix of beautiful and wonderful films from all around the world.

 

Monday 19 March 8.30pm, Chapter Cardiff

Wrong Side Up (18)

Director: Petr Zelenka

Starring: Ivan Trojan, Zuzana Sulajova, Miroslave Krobot

Czech Republic, 2005, 1 hour 50 minutes, subtitles

Based on an award-winning stage play, Tales of Common Insanity, there’s a touch of Bunuel and a great deal of black and sarcastic humour to the story of Petr, a lost soul in a dead end job, and his attempts to win back his girlfriend, Jana. Petr supplements his income as a paid voyeur of his neighbours’ sex life, while Petr’s boss has a thing about shop mannequins. Disappointed but deeply romantic, the way Petr woos Jana grow ever more outlandish, but increasingly it seems that he may be the only sane person in a bizarre but supposedly ‘normal’ world. Lots of fun.

 

Winner of two Czech Lions (the Czech equivalent of the BAFTAs) in 2006

 

 

 

 

Thursday 22 March 8.30pm, Chapter Cardiff

Saturday 24 6.15pm, The Courtyard Hereford

Sunday 25 2.30pm, Ludlow Assembly Rooms

The City of the Sun (15)

Director: Martin Sulik

Starring: Oldrich Navratil, Ivan Martinka, Lubos Kostleny

Czech Republic/Slovak Republic, 2005, 1 hour 35 minutes, subtitles

The story of four unemployed friends who are laid off when their factory is privatised; together they buy a lorry and soon find themselves getting into all sorts of scrapes trying to make ends meet. The characters of the four are strongly drawn and acted, the impact of the brave new capitalist world is clearly shown – traditional values of solidarity and morality are early casualties – but their camaraderie survives. This is a mix of quirky humour and tough drama, like The Full Monty remade by Ken Loach, shot through with a typically Czech sense of irony.

 

Winner of two Czech Lions (the Czech equivalent of the BAFTAs) in 2006

 

 

 

Chapter Cardiff Box Office: 029 2030 4400

The Courtyard Hereford Box Office: 0870 1122330

Ludlow Assembly Rooms Box Office: 01584 878141

 

www.oneworldfilm.com

 

Venue:

30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom

Date

From: 19 Mar 2007 00:00
To: 25 Mar 2007 00:00

Organizer:

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