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Center for Czech Education and Culture
3115 NE 65th Street
Seattle, WA 98115 USA


Czech That Film

July 11 - 13, 2014
SIFF Film Center
Seattle Center Campus

A weekend of the newest and greatest films celebrating the variety of Czech cinema, including Honeymoon, the latest from director Jan Hřebejk (Kawasaki's Rose); historical drama Colette, based on the novel by celebrated author Arnošt Lustig; Academy Award Winning Director Jiří Menzel's operatic Don Juans; a special sneak preview of Agnieszka Holland's Burning Bush; and more!

Presented in association with SIFF, the Czech Film Center, and the Consulate General of Czech Republic in Los Angeles.

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Don Juans

Friday, July 11, 7pm | 102 Minutes
Pre-screening reception starts at 6pm

Directed by Oscar®-winner Jiří Menzel (Closely Watched Trains), a small town opera company trying to stage Mozart's "Don Giovanni" unmasks the world of the opera in a story of love and disillusion, music and passion, and most of all, about the people caught in between—all served with a touch of humor.

With opening night pre-screening reception and introduction by Michal Sedláček, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles.


Like Never Before

Saturday, July 12, 2:30pm | 100 Minutes

Under-appreciated painter Vladimír Holas created many beautiful works, and never sold out to the previous Communist regime. Not wishing to live out his final days in a sterile hospital, he makes his final refuge at his summer home in the picturesque countryside, attended to by both a vulgar but lovable bohemian artist and his former lover. A moving tale about the end of summer… and the end of a life.


Lousy Bastards

Saturday, July 12, 5pm | 100 Minutes

This story of fate, love, and brotherhood follows the intertwined narratives of the Rohan brothers: Richard, an ex-soldier taking care of his two daughters living in a small town; and Mikulas, a neurosurgery expert living in the capital. While their lives take different directions, they do have one thing in common—a longing for lost love.



Saturday, July 12, 7:30pm | 92 Minutes

Oscar® nominated director Jan Hřebejk (Divided We Fall, Innocence, Kawasaki's Rose) returns with this psychological drama about an uninvited guest who crashes a wedding celebration and threatens to disclose a secret that could drive a wedge between the newlyweds.



Sunday, July 13, 2pm | 126 Minutes

Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize nominee Arnošt Lustig, and inspired by the author’s personal experience in Auschwitz, Colette is the story of two young lovers who meet while imprisoned in a concentration camp, their determination to escape, and the strength of their courage in the face of almost certain death.


Burning Bush: Sneak Preview

Sunday, July 13, 5pm | 230 minutes

Sneak Preview! This riveting thriller from Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa) examines the fallout from Prague student Jan Palach’s 1969 self-immolation in protest of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Winner of seven Czech Lion awards including Best Film, this epic production demands to be seen on the big screen, and is screened in its original version as three 80 minute chapters with intermission.


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