“CzechMate: In Search of Jiri Menzel”

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World Premiere of “CzechMate: In Search of Jiri Menzel”

Dear friends,

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring, the Czech and Slovak Embassies in New Delhi invite you to the world premiere screening of the documentary CZECHMATE: In Search of Jiri Menzel made by the National Award-winning Indian director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.

The film, made over a period of eight years, is a labour of love that discovers the fascinating world of the Czechoslovakian New Wave giving a unique insight into the lives and works of the best Czech and Slovak directors like Jiří Menzel, Milos Forman, Juraj Herz, Vera Chytilova, Jan Nemec, Juraj Jakubisko or Dusan Hanak.

The film has a depth and scale that is unparalleled in the study of the Czechoslovakian New Wave: the socio-political crucible that created this unique movement, the influence of writers like Bohumil Hrabal, Milan Kundera and Josef Skvorecky that shaped the work of these filmmakers, the poignancy of a generation of filmmakers who fell of the map and the joy of discovering artists that the world forgot for a time.
At a duration of seven hours and ten minutes, the film includes interviews with 85 personalities including some of the most prominent filmmakers from across the globe such as: Woody Allen, Ken Loach, Emir Kusturica, Raoul Coutard, Istvan Szabo and Andrzej Wajda.

To know more about the film, please read an interview with Shivendra Singh Dungarpur on Firstpost.com at zip.er.cz/czechmate

Two breaks are planned, refreshment will be served.

The film will be introduced by the director Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, by the Czech Ambassador Milan Hovorka and by the Slovak Ambassador Ivan Lancaric.

Kindly register your attendance at zip.er.cz/1968

For any queries please write to Mr. Jakub Pelc:
email ID: jakub_pelc@mzv.cz
mobile: +91 89 29 478 471

We are looking forward to see you.

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