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PANORAMA EUROPE 2018 FILM FESTIVAL

May 19, 2018
Title: PANORAMA EUROPE 2018 FILM FESTIVALVenue: Galery of the Czech Center New York / New YorkCategory: FilmDate: 05.22.2018 - 05.31.2018Time: 08.00 h - 10.00 hDescription:   PANORAMA EUROPE 2018 FILM FESTIVAL First Rooftop Screenings of the Season! For the 10th year anniversary of the Panorama Europe Film Festival, the Czech Center New York has specially organized four rooftop screenings at the BNH, including the festival’s closing night program on Thursday, May 31, which will include the presentation of the newly restorated Czech classic Case for the New Hangman.   PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF FILM SCREENING AT8PM TO SECURE YOUR RSVP. EMPTY SEATS WILL BE RELEASED TO STANDBY PATRONS AFTER THAT TIME. SILENT NIGHT Director: Piotr Domalewski, 2017, 100 mins, Poland. In Polish with English subtitles. RSVP Tuesday, MAY 22, 2018  7PM - Rooftop opens for a welcome drink 8PM - Movie will start upon sunset In the event of rain:  7PM - CCNY Gallery opens for a welcome drink 8PM - Movie will start at the Cinema Winner of Best Film, Director, Script, and Actor at this year’s Polish Film Awards, the potent feature debut from Piotr Domalewski heralds the arrival of one of the country’s most accomplished rising stars. On Christmas Eve in a small village, Adam—a young economic migrant who works in the Netherlands—unexpectedly returns home for his large family’s holiday gathering. What the clan doesn’t know is that Adam has an ulterior motive for the visit—one that will force a reckoning with the dark undercurrents of Polish family life. Masterfully balancing raw naturalism with tragicomic humor, “Domalewski’s may be just the voice that Polish cinema needs: quiet, yet persistent—and most of all, not afraid to tell the truth” (Cineuropa). Presented by the Polish Cultural Institute New York. A WOMAN CAPTURED Director: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter, 2017, 89 mins, Hungary. In Hungarian with English subtitles.  Followed by Q&A with the director Bernadett Tuza-Ritter.  RSVP Thursday, MAY 24, 2018  7PM - Rooftop opens for a welcome drink 8PM - Movie will start upon sunset In the event of rain:  7PM - CCNY Gallery opens for a welcome drink 8PM - Movie will start at the Cinema Intense, provocative, and gripping, this true life shocker is a harrowing plunge into the shadowy world of modern slavery. It is an almost unbearably intimate portrait of Marish, whose prematurely weathered face speaks volumes about the hardship she has endured for the past ten years as an indentured servant for the abusive matriarch of a wealthy family, performing backbreaking labor twenty hours a day in exchange for only food, lodging, and cigarettes. What at first seems to be a study in hopelessness gradually transforms into a pulse-pounding documentary thriller as Marish—aided by filmmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter—plots her escape. Presented by the Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center New York. 5 OCTOBER Director: Martin Kollár, 2016, 50 mins, Slovakia/Czech Republic. In Slovak with English subtitles. RSVP Tuesday, MAY 29, 2018  7PM - Rooftop opens for a welcome drink 8PM - Movie will start upon sunset In the event of rain:  7PM - CCNY Gallery opens for a welcome drink 8PM - Movie will start at the Cinema Renowned photographer Martin Kollar - whose uncanny images locate moments of everyday life slipping into the surreal - brings his distinctive artistic eye to this mysteriously moving, wordless documentary. October 5 is the date the director’s brother Jan will undergo surgery to remove an enormous facial tumor, an operation that even if successful leaves him with a fifty-fifty chance of survival. Facing his mortality, Jan embarks on a cross-continental road trip of reflection, setting out on his bicycle to find peace amidst the solitude of nature. Told entirely through Kollár’s striking, sometimes enigmatic images, 5 October telegraphs the ineffable strangeness and beauty of the world as viewed through the eyes of a man seeing it anew. Presented by the Consulate General of Slovakia. CASE FOR THE NEW HANGMAN Director: Pavel Juráček, 1969, 102 mins, Czechoslovakia. In Czech with English subtitles. RSVP Thursday, MAY 31, 2018  7PM - Rooftop opens for a welcome drink 8PM - Movie will start upon sunset In the event of rain:  7PM - Ballroom opens for a welcome drink 8PM - Movie will start at the Ballroom   This lost classic of the Czech New Wave is a hallucinogenic swirl of Gulliver’s Travels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Kafkaesque surrealism. The freewheeling anti-narrative follows the misadventures of a modern-day Lemuel Gulliver who, after crashing his car, embarks on foot on a nightmarish odyssey that lands him in a strange land where citizens adhere to nonsensical laws and its rulers block out the sun. The satirical allegory was not lost on Czechoslovakia’s Communist government, which banned the film “forever” and effectively ended director Juráček’s career. Nevertheless, this stands as one of the most audacious and visually inventive works to emerge from the short-lived but remarkably fertile Prague Spring. Presented by the Czech Center New York.