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Mar
28
Sat
Czech That Film: Clownwise
March 28, 2015

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Clownwise_440x300Oskar, Max and Viktor, once a superstar clown trio split up over a heartbreaking fight. Now they’re paying the price of thirty years of separate grueling lives on and off the stage. Their irresistible sense of humor is challenged by the proxi- mity of the physical end and other joys of old age. They‘re about to risk everything to find out whether there really isn‘t one more show left in them, a re-staging of the famous clownery that launched the group‘s career while also facing the hardest challenge yet: clowning their way out.

(Klauni, 2013, 120 min.), dir. Viktor Tauš

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Czech That Film: To See the Sea
March 28, 2015

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pojedeme-k-moriEleven-year-old Tomas receives a camera for his birthday. Wanting to become the next acclaimed director like Miloš Forman, he decides to secretly record his father, who he suspects is having an affair. With the camera as his tool, he becomes a detective intent on finding truth. In the process, he finds out more about himself and the world around him than he ever imagined. His best friend Haris also borrows the camera, putting a lens to the stark reality of his violent father.  In Czech with English subtitles.

(Pojedem k moři, 2014, 90 min.), dir. Jiří Mádl

Awards:
Nominated for 5 Czech Film Critics’ Awards (2015), including Best Film, Best Direction, and Best Screenplay. Won the Children’s Jury Main Prize at the Zlín IFF 2014. Received Special Mention at Finále Plzeň and the Gorky Studio Special Prize at VOICES – Russia (2014). Won Best Film at the Motovun FF in Croatia (2014).

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Mar
29
Sun
Czech That Film: Fair Play
March 29, 2015

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fairplayIn the 1980s in former Czechoslovakia, young talented sprinter Anna is selected for the national team and starts training to qualify for the Olympic Games. As part of the preparation, she is placed in a secret “medical program” where she is given anabolic steroids to better her performance. Her mother sees the drugs as Anna’s ticket out of the Iron Curtain, while Anna knows the drug is harming her body. In a story that follows the impacts of a decision, a young woman is tested by fate.

(Fair Play, 2014, 100 min.), dir. Andrea Sedláčková

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Czech That Film: ICING
March 29, 2015

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7850-_mg_8255This explosive comedy, based on the successful play, takes place one evening in a remote village pub during an Ice Hockey World Championship match. Many things can happen when a kidnapped bride gets drunk with the best friend of the groom and a barmaid and the only one who is able to stop and save everything, is not coming. A laugh-out-loud film proving that what is meant to be your perfect day can sometimes turn into a not-so-perfect tragedy.

(Zakázané uvolnění, 2014, 77 min.), dir. Jan Hřebejk

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Mar
30
Mon
Czech That Film: KRÁSNO
March 30, 2015

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Unknown-3A dark comedy begins with Michal and Adam, two childhood friends coming back to their hometown after 20 years. Michal’s mother has been dead for several years and Michal’s father dies on the day they return. Without knowing the truth about his mother´s death, all that is left is anger and sadness. The father’s new wife (now a widow) behaves suspiciously, which encourages Michal and Adam to investigate. The pair embark on a journey to solve a mystery, unaware that disaster awaits.

(Krásno, 2014, 119 min.) dir. Ondřej Sokol

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