The 2nd Czech and Slovak Film Festival brings together another selection of features, documentaries and shorts to celebrate the best of Czech and Slovak cinema, including the most popular, critically acclaimed box office hits from both countries.
The festival opens the bittersweet comedy TIGER THEORY (Theory of the Tiger), and a huge box-office hit in his homeland. Filmmaker Radek Bajgar's poignant debut feature is a tragicomic road movie, following an aging veterinarian, Jan (a legendary Czech actor, Jiří Bartoška) who believes himself a henpecked shadow of his former, untamed self.
Featuring another box office hit as one of the greatest untold love stories of the 20th century, THE DEVILL'S MISTRESS (Lída Baarová), is also a film about the black-and-white era actress Lída Baarová and her doomed love affair. The film is directed by well-known Filip Renč.
One of the great cult classics of Czechoslovak cinema has just been digitally restored by the National Film Archive in Prague. ADELA HAS NOT HAD HER SUPPER YET (Adéla has not yet slept) has an all-star cast, brilliant animation by Jan Švankmajer and a hilarious script by Jiří Brdečka. It's a movie full of gags, directed by OldřichLipský, to be a crowd pleaser for all ages.
The festival will close with the versatile Slovak filmmaker Matej Mináč and his documentary tribute to his mother Zuzana Mináčová, a famous photographer of film stars, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER (The eyes of the photographer). Her stories, full of humor, wisdom, and tragic moments from the Nazi and Communist era, all form a fascinating testimony of a woman who has never given up on living a decent, meaningful life.
Tickets will be available soon at http://lunapalace.com.au/
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