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5 May 2016 20:00

Identity Card

Identity Card, a bittersweet comedy directed by Ondřej Trojan and based on the novel by Petr Šabach, maps the lives of four boys – their friends, first loves and conflicts with their parents – from the age of 15, when they receive their state identity cards, to 18, when they try everything possible to get out of military service.

Doors: 7.30PM / FILM 8PM
Tickets: £5/£3.50con

Petr, Aleš, Cinderella and Míťa are growing up in the 1970s, a time when leaving your identity card at home could get you into trouble and the prospect of compulsory military service was loathed and dreaded. In totalitarian Czechoslovakia they try, individually and collectively, to retain their perspective and sense of humour and avoid making too many compromises with the regime. Along the way there are many comic and absurd episodes, but also dramatic events with fatal consequences.

Identity Card is about that special time in life between childhood and adulthood, a time of revolt against conformism, parental ambitions and society, and about the quest for self respect, which is just as true today as in the 1970s.

Screening is part of Czech and Slovak Stories season in Deptford Cinema.
Czech and Slovak Stories is a season of Czech and Slovak films about the recent history of Czechoslovakia and its dissolution in 1993. The films are chosen to follow the historic-political timeline of events that happened in Czechoslovakia. Screenings are based in Deptford Cinema in South East London. The season started in January and includes talks, workshops and off site projects.



Deptford Cinema, 39 Deptford Broadway, London SE8 4PQ


5 May 2016 20:00


Deptford Cinema

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