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15 Mar 2018 17:00 - 19:00

To Make a Comedy Is No Fun at EPOS International Art Film Festival

Screening of a documentary film about Czech director Jiri Menzel at the International Art Film Festival in Tel Aviv Museum of Art.


Born in 1938, Jirí Menzel burst into international consciousness when he won the best foreign film Oscar for his first picture, “Closely Watched Trains.” His next film, “Larks on a String,” was banned by the Czechoslovak government, and was released in 1990, after the fall of the Communist regime. A member of the Czech New Wave, Menzel decided to stay in his homeland despite Big Brother’s close watch and he continued to make films that in an understated way critiqued the government and its people. Using archival footage, the film tells Menzel’s story as well as that of Czech cinema, which forged ahead despite the government’s strict censorship. Milos Forman, Ken Loach, Emir Kusturica, and others describe the influence of this director, who managed to smile, be optimistic, survive, create, and succeed, even when his government tried everything to shut him up.

EPOS International Art Film Festival is the first Israeli film festival solely dedicated to the intersections between the arts and cinema. The festival is held annually at Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Additional screenings of selected films will take place in several venues: cinematheques, museums and other cultural institutions in Israel. Epos 9 will feature Israeli and international films, along with workshops, special performances, exhibitions, competitions, lectures and meetings with artists from around the world – guests of the festival.


Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Recanati Hall.


15 Mar 2018 17:00 - 19:00


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

Date 6 Mar 2018 17:20:00

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