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17 Nov 2016 19:00


On the occasion of 17th November 1989 and the Velvet Revolution Czech Centre Tel Aviv organized a special screening of the film Kolya by Jan Svěrák.


17th November  -  Czech National Day  -  Struggle for Freedom and Democracy Day 
commemorating the student demonstration against Nazi occupation in 1939, and the demonstration in 1989 that started the Velvet Revolution

Reserve your tickets at telaviv@czech.cz


Czech Republic, 1996 | 105 minutes | Comedy - Drama | Czech, Subtitles in Hebrew
Oscar Winner - Best Foreign Film (1996)

Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones. But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend, the grave-digger Mr. Broz, suggests a scheme for making a lot of money by marrying a Russian woman so that she can get her Czech papers, he reluctantly agrees. She takes advantage of the situation to emigrate to West Germany, to her lover; and leaves her five-year-old son with his grandmother; when the grandmother dies, Kolya must come and live with his stepfather - Louka. All this on the background of period of the Velvet Revolution.

Director: Jan Svěrák
Screenplay: Zdeněk Svěrák
Music: Ondřej Soukup















Tel Aviv Cinematheque, Sprinzak 2, Tel Aviv


17 Nov 2016 19:00


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