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Invitation for the pre-premier fo "Burning Bush" by Agnizska Holland

(This article expired 07.02.2014.)

We would like to invite you to pre-premiere of the 1st episode of „Burning Bush", three-part mini-series from original HBO production, directed by Agnieszka Holland, multiple award winning director whose movie „In Darkness" has been nominated for Oscar in 2012., in foreign movie category.

We are honored to invite you to pre-premiere of the 1st episode of „Burning Bush", three-part mini-series from original HBO production, directed by Agnieszka Holland, multiple award winning director whose movie „In Darkness" has been nominated for Oscar in 2012., in foreign movie category.
Burning Bush returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history, previously ignored in Czech cinema until now. It begins with a reconstruction of the shocking act of a student of the Charles University's Faculty of Arts, who in protest of the Soviet occupation, set himself on fire in Prague's Wenceslas Square on the 16th of January 1969, and died four days later. Through the story of the brave defense attorney Dagmar Burešová, who defended Palach's legacy in a doomed lawsuit, the film examines the transformations taking place in Czechoslovak society after the invasion of the armies of the Warsaw Pact in August of 1968. It depicts the beginnings of Czech and Slovak resistance against the occupation, which reached its apex with the mass protests during Palach's funeral. It also shows the nation's gradual resignation under the pressure of fear and harsher persecution.

Official trailer is available on this link.

The screening will be in czech with slovenian subtitles.

Please confirm your participation by February 11th.

Burning Bush