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10 Mar 2016 20:00

Czech and Slovak Stories: Želary

Želary is a 2003 Czech/Slovak film directed by Ondřej Trojan, starring Anna Geislerová. The movie received a 2004 Academy Award nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category. It was produced by Barrandov Studios in Prague. The film is adapted from two works by Czech novelist Květa Legátová - “Želary,” a collection of short stories published in 2001, and her 2002 book, “Jozova Hanule.”

Two lovers, a nurse named Eliska (Anna Geislerová) and a surgeon, Richard (Ivan Trojan), join the resistance in Czechoslovakia during World War II. When they are discovered, the couple must separate and hide. Joza (György Cserhalmi), one of Eliska’s patients, agrees to take her to an isolated cabin in the small mountain village of Zelary until she can reunite with Richard. But Eliska and Joza end up living together for two years and take on the persona of husband and wife.

Director: Ondřej Trojan
Story by: Květa Legátová (novel), Petr Jarchovský
Starring: Anna Geislerová, György Cserhalmi
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics USA, Falcon Czech Republic
Released: September 4, 2003
Running time: 150 min.
Country: Czech Republic/Slovakia

Academy award nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film

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


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