Film & Theatre

PREVIEW: Made in Prague Arts Festival, London 5 Nov – 2nd Dec 2016

31/10/2016

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 20th Made in Prague Festival

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Made in Prague Festival. To celebrate this special jubilee we have decided to put together an eclectic mix of films, theatre, art and music that we feel passionate about and want to share with our London audience. 

The varied programme also gives us an opportunity to work with a multitude of partners at some wonderful venues – allowing the Czech Centre to spread its wings and fly from the mighty Barbican to some of the city’s most inspiring locations. From the charming Deptford Cinema to the edgy Peckham art scene; from elegant Notting Hill to the avant-garde The Horse Hospital and the hub of independent journalism at the Frontline Club, we’ll be there showcasing Czech culture. Made in Prague is one of the oldest national film showcases in the UK, and despite the aforementioned diverse programme of accompanying events, it still remains firmly centred on film with its central hub being the beautiful Regent Street Cinema.The 14 films are created by a new wave of exciting Czech directors and provide strong evidence that another great era in Czech cinematography is imminent. Stories featuring strong female leads (I, Olga Hepnarova, Eva Nová), inspire the main – female centric – thematic strand, while the 2016 Berlinale Festival favourite We Are Never Alone by Petr Vaclav is one of a series of films exploring family affairs. In addition, we’ll cross all sorts of genres in 2016’s programme with a midnight horror movie screening sitting alongside classics of Czech cinema and documentaries. Last, but not least, we’ll have an impressive array of special guests, directors and actors attending our screenings for talks and interactive Q&As.
 

20TH MADE IN PRAGUE FESTIVAL BROCHURE

MADE IN PRAGUE FILM WEEKEND 11TH – 12TH NOVEMBER – FACEBOOK EVENT

PROGRAMME: 

THEATRE
THEREMIN
Sat 5 Nov, 7.30 pm
Greenwood Theatre
A story of a man who changed the face of modern music forever. Dedicated to Robert Moog.
THEREMIN WORKSHOP: HANDS OFF
Sat 5 Nov, 1pm – 6pm
Sun 6 Nov, 9am – 6pm
Greenwood Theatre
Music workshop with the Theremin Academy
BLOCKAGE IN THE SYSTEM
Sun 6 Nov, 7.30pm
Greenwood Theatre
Why is God sitting on the benchBased on Irvine Welsh’s collection of short stories and film screenplay The Acid House 
THE WINTER’S TALE
Mon 7 Nov, 7.30pm 

Greenwood Theatre
A psychological thriller with a happy ending

 

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FILM
EROTIKON
+ live accompaniement by Lydia
Kavina (theremin) and Thomas
Ang (piano)
Sat 5 Nov, 4pm | Barbican
This 1920s avant-garde masterpiece tells the story of a country girl’s sensual awakening when she is seduced
by a city playboy
EVA NOVÁ
+ Q&A with director Marko Škop and
actress Emília Vášáryová

Tue 8 Nov, 8.45 pm | Gate Cinema
An aging actress and a recovered alcoholic fights hard for her estranged son in this story of compassion and
redemption
A COUNTRY IN MOTION: 
FILMS FROM BURMA

Thu 10 Nov, 7pm | Frontline Club
An evening dedicated to the recent social, political and cultural transitions in Burma presented through the eyes of its young filmmakers.
I, OLGA HEPNAROVA
+ Q&A with director Petr Kazda and
actress Michalina Olszanska
Fri 11 Nov, 7pm | Regent Street Cinema
An ‘existential drama’ inspired by the life of the last woman to be hanged in the former Czechoslovakia in 1975, at the age of 22
DOOMED BEAUTY
Sat 12 Nov, 4pm | Regent Street Cinema
The meteoric rise and abysmal fall of the woman who bewitched Hitler and Goebbels set against the glamour of early cinema stardom, the expansion of the Third Reich and the desolation of exile
THE NOONDAY WITCH
Sat 12 Nov, 6pm | Regent Street Cinema
Mixing 19th century poems with contemporary psychodrama, this is a day time horror for every parent.
HOME CARE
+ Q&A with director Slávek Horák
and actor Boleslav Polívka

Sat 12 Nov, 8pm | Regent Street Cinema
A bittersweet comedy in the style of Miloš Forman about a self-sacrificing home care nurse who is forced to accept mortality
SCHMITKE
+ Q&A with director Štěpán Altrichter
Tue 15 Nov, 7pm | Goethe-Institut London
This visually enchanting comedy mystery is an unusual portrait of a man finding himself in middle age
THE LONG NIGHT OF CZECH SHORTS
Sat 19 Nov, 8pm | Deptford Cinema
Curated collection of the best Czech shorts including Ondřej Hudeček´s Peacock and Jan Saska´s Happy End.
THE GREEDY TIFFANY
Followed by the Greedy Tiffany Party until 2am

Sat 19 Nov, 10pm | Deptford Cinema
An adventurous black comedy about a treasure hunt that begins to consume (literally) people’s lives
THE SHOP ON THE HIGH STREET
Fri 25 Nov, 8pm | Close-Up
The 1965 Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film is a complex tale of ordinary lives disturbed and destroyed by war
ALWAYS TOGETHER
Sat 26 Nov, 4pm | Regent Street Cinema
A gripping study of a family run by an autocratic father and living in isolation from consumer society
FAMILY FILM
Sat 26 Nov, 6pm | Regent Street Cinema
An intriguing dog-driven story of a well-to- do family in crisis.
THE SNAKE BROTHERS
+ Q&A with director Jan Prušinovský

Sat 26 Nov, 8pm | Regent Street Cinema
A comedy drama about the thin line between fraternal love and loathing with real-life brothers Matěj and Kryštof Hádek as hard-up siblings
THE SEVEN RAVENS
& WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Sun 27 Nov, 2pm | Regent Street Cinema
A beutiful fairy-tale based on Božena Němcová and the Brothers Grimms’ story about a young girl who saves her brothers from a horrible curse placed on them by their mother.
WE ARE NEVER ALONE 
+ Q&A with director Petr Václav
Wed 30 Nov, 8.30pm | Barbican
The tale of eight characters in a provincial Czech town whose fears, hopes, loneliness and desires weave into a darkly humorous drama of explosive proportions.

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VISUAL ART
AUTOPSIA THANATOPOLIS
19 – 26 Nov (Exhibition)
Fri 18 Nov, 7pm (Lecture & performance)
The Horse Hospital
PAVEL STEREC: PERFORMANCE
Wed 30 Nov, 8pm
The Performance Studio

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PARTY

 

MADE IN PRAGUE FESTIVAL 
CLOSING NIGHT PARTY 
WITH DJ VENTOLIN

Fri 2 Dec, 8pm | The Tabernacle
  
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