New Czech Films in Three Danish Cities, February 4 - March 3, 2010

Copenhagen, February 3, 2010 - A series of Czech film screenings entitled ‘CZECH' THEM OUT presents a unique selection of eight successful feature and documentary films of the past decade in three biggest cities in Denmark - Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense.

The series opens on Thursday, February 4 at 19:15 at the Danish Film Institute (Cinemateket) with the stunning drama Želary introduced by Czech actress Aňa Geislerová. The renowned Czech filmmaker Petr Zelenka will present his newest film The Karamazovs on Sunday, February 7 at 16:45 and in the following debate he will discuss the current situation of the Czech film industry. At both events, the Czech Embassy will offer a glass of Czech beer.

The series presents also Saša Gedeon´s film Return of the Idiot, also inspired by Dostoyevsky´s works, another successful project by Oscar-winning duo Jan Svěrák and Zdeněk Svěrák - Empties, and the best of Czech documentary production - René by Helena Třeštíková, Citizen Havel by Pavel Koutecký and Miroslav Janek or the provocative Czech Dream by Filip Remunda and Vít Klusák. Last, but not least, the visually original film for the whole family Who´s Afraid of the Wolf by Maria Procházková will be shown.

‘CZECH' THEM OUT' series has been arranged by the Czech Film Center, the Danish Film Institute (Cinemateket), Czech Airlines and the Czech Embassy in Copenhagen. A selection of films will be presented at the Café biografen in Odense and Øst for Paradis in Åarhus.

Copenhagen: Danish Film Institute (Cinemateket, http://www.cinemateket.dk/), February 4 - 21, 2010

Odense: Café biografen (http://www.cafebio.dk/), February 18 - 22, 2010
Århus: Øst for Paradis (http://www.paradisbio.dk/), February 25 - March 3, 2010

Complete film checklist

Ø Czech Dream (CZ, 2004, 87 min., dir. Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák)

Ø The Karamazovs (CZ, PL, 2008, 100 min., dir. Petr Zelenka)

Ø Who´s Afraid of the Wolf (CZ, 2008, 95 min., dir. Maria Procházková)

Ø Return of the Idiot (CZ, 1999, 99 min., dir. Saša Gedeon)

Ø Citizen Havel (CZ, USA, 2008, 120 min., dir. Pavel Koutecký, Miroslav Janek)

Ø René (CZ, 2008, 83 min., dir. Helena Třeštíková)

Ø Empties (CZ, GB, 2007, 104 min., dir. Jan Svěrák)

Ø Želary (CZ, SK, AT, 2003, 149 min., dir. Ondřej Troja