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20 Jun 2019 19:00

Czech That Film: The Hastrman

Czech That Film is a touring festival of contemporary Czech film. In June, it will take place in the Czech Center New York. HASTRMAN is based on a Miloš Urban novel that won Magnesia Litera award.

7PM in the Cinema

Director: Ondřej Havelka, 2018, 100 minutes, Czech Republic

A strange nobleman returning after years abroad to a small Bohemian village in the beginning of 19th century. The nobleman feels closer to animals despite looking like a human. He is a Hastrman - a water spirit. Water is his element. He loves it, understands it and communicates with it. He needs water not only to sustain his life, but also to gain superhuman strength and dexterity. In this romantic, fantastical, yet ironic story, love brings Hastrman unexpected happiness with an agonizing dilemma: whether to remain a wild creature or to cross the boundaries and get closer to become a human. Vivid and earthy folklore of local villagers brings authenticity to pagan folkways, yet the story ends in present times.


Dukla 61


Photos by: CinemArt a.s.

Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to the event. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time.



Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


20 Jun 2019 19:00


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