In “Czech history on the film screen”, we travel to the Renaissance era
10.12.2013 / 01:26
As part of the movie cycle dealing with different historical eras of the Czech Republic, the guests were shown a famous director Martin Frič´s movie the Emperor´s Baker.
The movie was screened on December 6th, in a Christmas atmosphere scented by Christmas homemade cookies. The evening was opened by a chat about the accession of the Habsburg Dynasty onto the Czech throne, about the Renaissance style and about the reign of Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor, in Prague. The Mongolian and Czech audience viewed this historical comedy film, in which Jan Werich, acting as Matthew the Baker, is thrown in the dungeon where he finds love, and Jan Werich, acting as the Holy Emperor, tries to teach love to homunculus Sirael, waits fruitlessly for the Alchemists to produce him gold and the drink of eternal youth and tries to resurrect Golem, an animated clay statue.
Before Tsagaan Sar holiday, around the end of January, we will meet again in the Renaissance era to see the 2nd episode The Baker´s Emperor, to find out where the Emperor disappeared and what happened when Matthew the Baker takes his place on the throne.