V4 Screening: Kawasaki's Rose
09.04.2014 / 01:00
On April 8, at 7 pm, the Embassy of the Czech Republic will feature KAWASAKI'S ROSE with director Jan Hřebejk as part of the V4 film screenings. The film reveals the secret past of a psychiatrist being honored for his work as a dissident. Will his family still hold such high esteem for him? Join director Hřebejk as he answers questions following the screening.
"Kawasaki's Rose peels away layers to reveal even deeper ones. This intricate, powerful, unsettling film brings us into a world of profound moral complexities." ~ Los Angeles Times
Kawasaki's Rose | Kawasakiho růže
DIR: Jan Hřebejk, 2009, 100 min., in Czech with English subtitles
Psychiatrist Pavel Josek is due to receive a state honor for his courageous work as a dissident. He is loved by his wife and adored by his daughter Lucie. During the filming of a television documentary about his life, it comes to light that at the beginning of the 1970s, under pressure from the secret police, he played a part in discrediting a former friend, who was ultimately forced to emigrate. The family drama sheds light on the practices employed by the secret police to discredit its opponents. Meanwhile, Lucie discovers secrets of her father's past that may change her life forever. The film was the Czech Republic's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and won the Ecumenical Award in the Panorama Section at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The film also garnered three Czech Lion Awards for Best Supporting Actor (Ladislav Chudík and Antonin Kratochvil), Best Supporting Actress (Daniela Kolářová) and was nominated for six additional awards including Best Film and Best Director.
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0U-pST0ZjhE (in Czech)
About the director:
Jan Hřebejk has made a name for himself amongst the top Czech and international directors. His film Divided We Fall (2000) won five Czech Lion Awards and was also nominated for an Oscar. At the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013, he won the coveted award for the best director and was nominated for the Crystal Globe. He has made an array of successful films including Cosy Dens (1999), Pupendo (2003), Up and Down (2004), Beauty in Trouble (2006), Innocence (2011), among many others. Furthermore, he has received over 20 international awards and 14 nominations for his films.
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