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1 Nov 2020 - 30 Nov 2020

MADE IN PRAGUE 2020 ON/OFF

The Made in Prague On/Off Festival presents for its 24th edition a hybrid festival moving between an online and offline presence, delivering both virtual and physical events and bringing Czech films, visual arts, music and debates to the UK audience. Opening with the UK premiere of Havel, a brand new biopic about the charismatic playwright turned president, six virtual film premieres portray great Czechs who have helped to shape Czech society and culture. Krištof Kintera’s The End of Fun! is a timely exhibition at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham while in London emerging artists Andrea Vytlačilová & Josef Zlamal exhibit at the Czech Centre’s Vitrinka Gallery, and the Gossamer Fog Gallery will host the Jiří Chalupecký Award Winner, Matyáš Chochola, - all representatives of the vibrant Czech visual art scene. For the closing gala the festival partners with Rich Mix for a live stream of intricate electronic music and dizzying visuals from Central Europe, Electronica: Vision of Sound II.


PROGRAMME:


FILM


     
HAVEL
Available to rent on Czech Centre VOD
from 10:00 on Sun 1 Nov GMT
till 10:00 on Wed 4 Nov 2020 GMT

Contrasting Havel’s moral stand as a human rights activist with his flawed private life, Horák builds up a captivating portrayal of a man who has become an icon.



OWNERS
Available to rent on Czech Centre VOD
from 10:00 on Sat 7 Nov GMT
till 10:00 on Tue 10 Nov 2020 GMT

A riveting and poignant comedy set in a residents’ association meeting, where everyone must agree on building management. The homeowners’ characters, ranging between idealists, profiteers and manipulators, are revealed to hilarious but chilling effect.
+ BONUS: Q&A WITH DIRECTOR SLÁVEK HORÁK
+ BONUS: Q&A WITH DIRECTOR JIŘÍ HAVELKA









MEKY
Available to rent on Czech Centre VOD
from 10:00 on Thu 12 Nov 2020 GMT
till 10:00 on Sun 15 Nov 2020 GMT
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Comparing Žbirka’s life to a great song with a thrilling story, tempo, emotions and surprises, Šafránek creates an honest and dynamic close-up portrait of a music legend.


HUNGRY BEAR TALES 
Available to rent on Czech Centre VOD
either in Czech or English
from 10:00 on Sat 14 Nov 2020 GMT
till 10:00 on Tue 17 Nov 2020 GMT

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VIEW THE FILM NOW (EN)

The merry adventures of two cuddly and constantly hungry bears. Stories for young children and their parents full of humour and delicious food.
+ LIVE Q&A WITH SINGER MIRO ZBIRKA & DIRECTOR SIMON SAFRANEK
12 Nov, 7 pm / Streamed live on the Czech Centre London Facebook page








PICNIC WITH BEARS:
ONLINE ART WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

Sun 15 Nov, 3 pm GMT / Online via ZOOM
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Join Czech artist Tereza Bušková and create a collage full of yummy treats and goodies inspired by culinary adventures of Ned and Mishka, two main characters of a beautiful Czech animation Hungry Bear Tales.


MY FATHER ANTONÍN KRATOCHVÍL
Available to rent on Czech Centre VOD
from 10:00 on Thu 19 Nov 2020 GMT
till 10:00 on Sun 22 Nov 2020 GMT

The dramatically revealing story of Czech born Antonín Kratochvíl, a four-time World Press Photo winner who photographed celebrities such as David Bowie, George Clooney and Johnny Depp, but also wars and human catastrophes.


+ BONUS: Q&A WITH DIRECTOR ANDREA SEDLÁČKOVÁ AND PHOTOGRAPHER ANTONÍN KRATOCHÍL









CHARLATAN 
Available to rent on Czech Centre VOD 
from 10:00 on Sat 21 Nov 2020 GMT
till 10:00 on Tue 24 Nov 2020 GMT

The brilliant, self-taught Czech healer Jan Mikolášek who cured millions with herbal medicine is threatened by the Communist authorities in Agnieszka Holland’s biopic.

ATHANOR - THE ALCHEMICAL FURNACE
Available on Czech Centre VOD to rent
from 10:00 on Fri 27 Nov 2020 GMT
till 10:00 on Mon 30 Nov 2020 GMT
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A playful, poetic and candid insight into Jan Švankmaje's artistic workshop in which a grand master of puppetry and animation conjures his sharp and merciless exploration of human nature.



+ BONUS: Q&A WITH DIRECTOR ADAM OL'HA 



 

VISUAL ART







MATYÁŠ CHOCHOLA - ALCHEMYST
Tbc.
Gossamer Fog, BST 186a Deptford High Street, London SE8 3PRF

For his latest art project, Matyáš Chochola has become a druid–alchemist who sets out on a journey through space and time to temporarily set up his workshop in London’s Gossamer Fog Gallery and enable visitors to explore his healing potion hidden within an intoxicating perfume. 


KRIŠTOF KINTERA: THE END OF FUN!
Till 22 November 2020
IKON Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HS

The most comprehensive exhibition of work by Czech artist Krištof Kintera ever held in the UK. Internationally acclaimed for his sculptural, often kinetic works imbued with a characteristic energy and imaginative wit, Kintera offers an overview of new, recent, and archival works, shown in the UK for the first time.






TO THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
AND BACK TO THEIR ROOTS
 
Till 3 January 2021
Vitrinka Gallery, Czech Centre London, 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY

To the Edge of the World and back to their Roots is the story of the creative journey of two young Czech-born artists – visual artist Josef Zlamal and fashion designer Andrea Vytlačilová, who will share their travels through paintings, textile works and garments including scarves.








MUSIC









ELECTRONICA: VISION OF SOUND II
Saturday 28 November 
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Following the great success of last year’s concert, the Made in Prague Festival once again partners with Rix Mix to showcase upcoming 
Czech, Hungarian and Polish musicians for a one-off online concert experience fusing intricate electronics and dizzying visuals. 


 

MADE IN PRAGUE 2020 ON/OFF RECOMMENDS:







THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF
In cinemas and on demand 
from 30 Oct 2020
UK distribution: Dogwoof

Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. 

    HOME SLEEP HOME
Part of In Short, Europe ESCAPE, an online European Short Film Festival by EUNIC London
28 Oct - 4 Nov 2020

Home Sleep Home directed by Adam Koloman Rybansky looks at how strangers interact, focusing on two Czechs who are travelling abroad.









THE PAINTED BIRD
To be released on Blu-ray by Eureka 
on 16
 Nov 2020

A monumental black and white depiction of the horror of war and the 2019 Venice International Film Festival contestant by Czech director Václav Marhoul will be released on Blu-ray including feature-length behind-the-scenes documentary Eleven Colours Of The Bird.

TOMORROW I'LL WAKE UP 
AND SCALD MYSELF WITH TEA
To be released on Blu-ray and DVD 
by Second Run in early 2021

From Jindřich Polák, director of the 1963 Czech sci-fi classic Ikarie XB-1, comes another foray into science-fiction with this lesser known but equally impressive feature.












Venue:

ON / OFF LINE

Date

From: 1 Nov 2020
To: 30 Nov 2020

Organizer:

Czech Centre


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