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Made in Prague; Film & Literature

Thursday, 13 October, 2011

The 15th Czech Film Festival runs from 10 – 27 November 2011 in London

Vaclav Havel

The 15th annual festival of Czech cinema in the UK explores literary adaptations for the screen. Focusing on the best examples of strong literary sources matched with visionary film directors, the resulting selection offers exceptional films from the history of Czech cinema, celebrating the literary work of sixteen outstanding Czech writers.

The highlight of the festival will be the UK premiere of Leaving (2010), Vaclav Havel’s directorial debut with his own play. This intimate drama about the loss of power is full of humour and irony, and, to a certain extent, also reflects Havel’s own experience of leaving Czech presidential office.  The screening will be introduced by Dagmar Havlova, former first lady and the film’s lead actress

Key dates are:

10 November 2011, Czech Cinema Gala Habermann, Prince Charles Cinema, London

11 – 13 November 2011, Riverside Studios

15 November 2011, UK Premiere of Vaclav Havel’s Leaving, The Gate Cinema

20 November 2011, silent movie Battalion + live music accompaniment, Barbican

see www.czechcentre.org.uk for details

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