Czech Centre London.
Special guests: Actress Emília Vášáryová and Director Marko Škop. More details and full programme of the festival
+ live accompaniment by Lydia Kavina (theremin) and Thomas Ang (piano)
Sat 5 November 2016, 4pm
Cinema 1, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London ECY 8DS
Gustav Machatý, Czechoslovakia 1929, 85 min, English intertitles
This landmark of Czech cinema explores the moral consequences of a night of passion between a Prague playboy and a provincial stationmaster’s daughter who becomes pregnant. Abandoned by the philanderer, she marries another man, but still dreams of the passion she experienced with her former lover. Restored by the Czech National Film Archive, Erotikon is the forerunner to director Gustav Machatý’s Ecstasy and a landmark in European silent film. More info
In collaboration with Barbican. Part of Cheap Thrills: Trash, Movies and the Art of Transgression showing at the Barbican 28 Oct—6 Nov 2016.
THEREMIN WORKSHOP: HANDS OFF
Sat 5 November 2016, 1pm – 6pm
Sun 6 November 2016, 9am – 5pm
Greenwood Theatre (King´s College), 55 Weston Street, London, SE1 3RA
Continuing the tradition of Hands Off festivals and the UK theremin fun meetings, the Theremin Academy team is offering free presentations and workshops for the public, given by Lydia Kavina, Ms Hypnotique and Charlie Drapper. There will be seminars about various aspects of theremin history, music, study and instruments; individual lessons and ensemble sessions. Technical upgrades and theremin instrument repairs will be offered by Thierry Frenkel. More info
In collaboration with Theremin Academy.
+ Q&A with director Marko Škop and actress Emília Vášáryová
Tue 8 November 2016, 8.45 pm
Gate Cinema, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ
Marko Škop, CZ/SK 2015, 106 min, English subtitles
Once a well-known actress, Eva Nová is leaving rehab for the third time determined to start life anew; to pick up her career and make amends with her estranged son Doďo. It was her older sister who brought Doďo up when Eva, pursuing her career and lovers, abandoned him. Fighting resentment and anger built up over the years she doggedly follows the notion of second chances. A heart-felt drama with a brilliant central performance by the leading Slovak actress Emília Vášáryová. More info
In collaboration with the Embassy of Slovak Republic in London and the Slovak Film Institute.
„Vášáryová is phenomenal in this role“
„It’s sliver of hope that gives Eva Nová its humility, tenderness and humanity, which is vital in a package so closely resembling an unforgiving and unpredictable reality“
Robert Bell, Exclaim, 2015