Autumn Brings the Czech Film Week to Cinema Europa

This year, Cinema Europa brings six selected works from recent Czech cinematography for the Czech Film Week from 10 to 17 November and once again Zagrebians and its tourists will be able to enjoy those fabulous stories full of humanity and Czech dark humor.

The first one on the programme will be ‘The Teacher’ – a disturbing tale inspired by a true story depicting the strength of human character that comes from the workshop of award-winning directors Jan Hřebejk and Petr Jarchovsky.

Another one on the repertoire is ‘Angel of the Lord 2’, the sequel to the popular Christmas story of the clumsy angel Petronela and his demon friend Uriah.

The big hit ‘Doubles’ – a comedic detective story filled with funny scenes of two seemingly identical but completely different men.

The ‘The Noonday Witch’ movie is an atmospheric combination of a psychological thriller and horror story. It was inspired by Czech folk legend about a mythical creature which spirits away naughty children.

‘I, Olga Hepnarová’ is probably the most interesting one from the list. It is a claustrophobic, biographical film by the prominent filmmakers Tomáš Weinreb and Petar Kazda. The story follows the last woman sentenced to death in Czechoslovakia after she killed eight people with a truck in the center of Prague in 1973 as a revenge to society which marginalized her whole life. This controversial movie won the most important Czech film award for the best film – Czech Lion, and it was also selected to open the last year’s Berlinale.

The last one is an animated fantasy movie ‘Oddsockeaters’, created by famous Czech illustrator Galina Miklínová, and it tells a story about small creatures that live all around us and are responsible for the disappearance of one sock from each pair.

Czech Film Week is held in partnership with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Zagreb.