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Czech Films on Two-Month Tour of Great Britain

Press releases 2011-02-17

Prague, February 17, 2011 – On February 22, 2011, four contemporary Czech movies will set out on a two-month tour with a total of 12 destinations across Great Britain under the name Made in Prague. The traveling event, organized by CFC in cooperation with the Czech Centre in London and Britain's Picturehouse Cinemas for the third year running, remains the biggest showcase of Czech cinema on British soil.

Made in Prague is aimed at presenting excellence and artistic creativity in Czech cinema, and through that, acquainting British audiences with Czech culture and historical contexts. Besides big festivals, it provides British cinema-goers with a unique opportunity to see Czech films that have not been part of the film distribution system in Great Britain or broadcast on British television. Audiences in 12 university towns will have a chance to see a selection of the best and most popular Czech movies released in the past three years, as they were presented at major international festivals. This year's selection features The Karamazov Brothers, Katka, Protektor and Twosome.

Made in Prague 2011 will open on February 22 at the Glasgow Film Festival, Britain's second largest international film festival, with a screening of Protektor from director Marek Najbrt, who will introduce the film and participate in a Q&A with the audience afterward.

Besides Najbrt's drama inspired by real events during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, audiences will be treated to the literary-theatrical adaptation The Karamazov Brothers directed by Petr Zelenka, who made a name for himself in Britain as the author of the popular Buttoners. Helena Třeštíková's Katka, an observational documentary about one woman's 14-year battle with drug addiction, is expected to catch the attention of audiences enamored by the award-winning director's earlier film, René, which was featured in Made in Prague 2009. In contrast, Jaroslav Fuit's debut Twosome speaks to audiences across the spectrum thanks to its look at the disintegration of a couple's relationship as a third wheel disrupts their Scandinavian vacation.

Besides Glasgow, Made in Prague 2011 will travel to Edinburgh, Hertfordshire County, Cardiff, Swansea, Hereford, Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, Newcastle, Liverpool and London.

For the complete program, see the attachment or visit
www.filmcenter.cz, www.czechcentre.org.uk, www.picturehouses.co.uk

Contact:
Jana Černík, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., mobile: +420 724 329 949.


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