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9 Feb 2006 00:00 - 00:00

Video Thursdays - Pupendo

Video screening, February 9, 7 pm, Czech Center New York


February 9, 7 pm

Czech Center New York

2003, 120 minutes, English subtitles

Directed by Jan Hřebejk

Cast: Bolek Polívka, Eva Holubová, Jaroslav

Dušek, Vilma Cibulková, Jiří Pecha, Lukáš

Baborský, Pavel Liška.


Part dark comedy, part biting drama, Hřebejk’s film navigates the nasty grey area between complicity and compliance that pervaded society in the former Soviet Bloc countries leading up to the fall of socialism. It is 1984. Mára is a highly talented sculptor who has fallen from his former prestigious  position at the Academy of Art; now, he barely makes ends meet. Mára’s former student, the socially ambitious Magda, has made a much more practical marriage to high-school principal Míla. This couple operates as deeply  within the Communist system as Mára and his wife Alena live outside it. Soon, circumstances reunite the former teacher and student, providing a forum for all manner of political blustering and shows of artistic temperament.


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


9 Feb 2006 00:00 - 00:00


České centrum

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