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9 Mar 2017 - 20 Mar 2017

Karamazovs by Petr Zelenka

Special screening of the film Karamazovs by Petr Zelenka organized in cooperation with Tel Aviv and Jerusalem Theatre and the Embassy of the Czech Republic. In Tel Aviv, film will be introduced by the actress Lenka Krobotova (Grushenka), who will also stay for Q&A after the screening.

9.3. at 21:00 / Tel Aviv Cinematheque / followed by Q&A with the actress Lenka Krobotova
20.3. / Jerusalem Cinematheque


A theatre company from Prague arrives in Cracow to present a stage adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novel The Brothers Karamazov at the city’s alternative drama festival. The production is to be staged in an unusual venue – the local steelworks. During rehearsals, the drama on stage spills over into real life, behind the scenes and front of house... In both his chosen theme and form, director Petr Zelenka has come up with an exceptional piece, oscillating between fiction and documentary and centred on the successful production presented by Prague’s Dejvice Theatre.

2008, 100 min / in Czech with Hebrew subtitles

Director: Petr Zelenka
Screenplay: Petr Zelenka based on the novel The Brothers Karamazov by F. M. Dostoyevski and stage adaptation by Evald Schorm
Dir. of Photography: Alexander Šurkala
Music: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
Editor: Vladimír Barák
Cast: Ivan Trojan, Igor Chmela, Martin Myšička, David Novotný, Radek Holub, Lenka Krobotová, Michaela Badinková

Petr Zelenka (b. 1967, Prague) is one of the Czech Republic’s most highly regarded screenwriters and directors. He studied scriptwriting and dramaturgy at FAMU (1991) and then worked as a script editor at Barrandov film studios. He wrote the script for the short Allenesque piece Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Sex but Were Afraid to Experience (1999, dir. Jan Hřebejk) and for the box-office hit comedy Loners (2000, dir. David Ondříček). In 1993 he directed the fictional feature-length documentary Padlock (Visací zámek 1982-2007), which he followed with the similarly conceived Mňága – Happy End (1996). He then made his award-winning feature debut Buttoners (1997 – Czech Lion for Best Czech Film, among others), Year of the Devil (2002 — Crystal Globe at the KVIFF) and an adaptation of his own stage play which won the prestigious Alfréd Radok prize, Wrong Side Up (2005).





Tel Aviv & Jerusalem Cinematheque


From: 9 Mar 2017
To: 20 Mar 2017


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

Date 9 Feb 2017 15:29:00

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