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12 May 2019 16:00

Jan Palach - Panorama Europe 2019

Historical drama Jan Palach (2018) will represent the Czech Republic at this year's edition of Panorama Europe Film Festival.


May 12, 4PM in Bartos Screening Room (MoMI)
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Director: Robert Sedláček
2018, 124 min, Czech Republic/ Slovakia

Jan Palach is a historical drama that focuses on one of the crucial milestones of the modern Czechoslovak history – the self-immolation of Jan Palach. The story revolves around this painfully striking protest against the Soviet invasion in 1968 and debates the preceding thoughts of its sole actor. Jan Palach was 20 years old when he immolated himself on January 16, 1969 on the Wenceslas Square in Prague. Described as an empathetic boy with a sharp sense for justice, Jan didn’t confide in anyone about his intention – his mother, his girlfriend Helena or his friends. The film zooms in on Jan’s face and tries to detect the origins of his quiet decision.


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Bartos Screening Room (MoMI), 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY


12 May 2019 16:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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