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Czech That Film: A Prominent Patient

June 13, 2018
Title: Czech That Film: A Prominent PatientVenue: Czech Center New York / New YorkCategory: FilmDate: 07.26.2018 - 07.26.2018Time: 19.00 hDescription: Czech That Film: A Prominent Patient Jul 26, 2018 7:00 PM This festival highlights the best recent Czech films through screenings and discussions with cast and crew across the US. Directed by Julius Ševčík, 2016, 113 min, Czech Republic 7:00 PM in the cinema Film is with English subtitles. Tickets will be available in July. A Prominent Patient is based on the true story of Czech diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk, the son of Czechoslovakia’s founding father Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Set just before World War II breaks out, Jan serves as Czechoslovak Ambassador in London. He desperately tries to save his homeland from Nazi occupation, appealing to his French and British allies. Their betrayal is an ultimate slap in the face. Left without a nation, Jan flees to America, wanting to forget the world in a psychiatric ward. However,  a German psychiatrist and a beautiful journalist encourage him to continue the fight to help his nation.  The film was nominated for over 20 awards. It took home 12 of the prestigious Czech Lion Awards in such categories as Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, to name a few.  Please arrive at least ten minutes prior to showtime.  Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time.