Made in Prague Festival Highlights: 15-19 November 2016

Czech Centre London.

A month of exciting cinema, innovative theatre, art performances and music from the Czech Republic. Special guest: Director Štěpán AltrichterMore details and full programme

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+ Q&A with director Štěpán Altrichter
Tue 15 Nov, 7pm | Goethe-Institut London
Štěpán Altrichter, CZ/G 2014, 97 min, English subtitles

Julius Schmitke (Peter Kurth), German wind turbine engineer and man of few words, is sent to a small Czech village in the Ore Mountains on the Czech-German border to fix a mysterious creaking in one of his old models. The atmospheric misty woods, incomprehensible speech and habits of the locals and the strange things which keep happening all add to the mysteries he encounters in the search for his inner self. Set between a comedy and mystery, this visually enchanting debut about a mid-life crisis successfully blends humour with fear and the surreal with the banal. More info
„There’s a palpable sense of unease, conveyed perfectly by Peter Kurth in the lead role…”Electric Sheep
„An engaging character study” The Hollywood Reporter

THE LONG NIGHT OF CZECH SHORTS
Sat 19 Nov, 8pm | Deptford Cinema

A twisted 19th century queer romance about one of the nation’s most influential writers; a black comedy about death full of hunters, drunkards and morbid humour; a horror inspired by Karel Jaromír Erben; an allegory about people and the borders they create and a tragedy about a woman with an unhappy childhood are amongst films featured in this curated collection of the best Czech shorts. Includes Ondřej Hudeček´s Peacock, finalist at the 2016 Student Academy Awards, and Jan Saska´s Happy End, fresh from the Cannes Film Festival. More info


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THE GREEDY TIFFANY
Followed by The Greedy Tiffany party until 2am
Sat 19 November 2016, 10pm
Deptford Cinema, 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ
Andy Fehu, CZ 2015, 75 min, English subtitles

Pepa drinks cheap booze making a living robbing cottages and pawning the stolen goods. When he stumbles upon video footage pointing to a mysterious treasure, he sets off on a hunt armed with a metal detector. As the craving for money fights his sense of self-preservation and moral scruples he develops a cunning plan to unearth the sinister prize. An amusing minimalist allegory about the dark side of human nature and the unhealthy pursuit of prosperity. More info

„…amusing minimalistic social horror enriched by thick flavour from local cuisine…”
Martin Kudláč, films.roomone.com.


Atomic War Command Konjic 2013 BiH

AUTOPSIA THANATOPOLIS
19 – 26 Nov (Exhibition)
Fri 18 Nov, 7pm (Lecture & performance)
The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
The mysterious project AutopsiA brings its complex and thought-provoking work to the UK for the first time with an exhibition presenting films, lectures, music, graphics, and specially commissioned new work. Inspired by London’s alternative culture of the late 1970s, AutopsiA started in socialist provincial Yugoslavia and relocated to Prague in the 1990s. Its shadowy, spectral, multi-layered practice includes installation, richly orchestrated music releases, performance and video, all marked by a distinctive combination of technological and mystical sources. More info

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