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Czech Film Milada at the Starring Europe Film Festival

Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles invites you to the Starring Europe Film Festival, especially on Monday, May 13 at 7:30 PM at  the Aero Theatre, where Czech Director David Mrnka and actresses Ayelet Zurer and Hana Vágnerová will be in person to introduce the heart-wrenching biopic MILADA of revolutionary Czech politician Milada Horáková, the only women executed on the basis of fabricated charges of conspiracy and treason in a political show trial by the Communist regime in former Czechoslovakia in 1950.  

The film will be screened to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and director David Mrnka and actresses Ayelet Zurer and Hana Vágnerová will be available for Q&A session after the screening.

Admission is for free, but you must RSVP via link below.

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Aero Theatre 
1328 Montana Avenue 
Santa Monica, CA 90403 

MILADA, 2017, Czech Republic, 124 min. Dir. David Mrnka. This stunning biopic of Milada Horáková’s (Ayelet Zurer) fight for her country’s freedom was nominated for Best Film at the Czech Lion awards. While her story is not commonly known in the Western part of the world, Horáková’s fight for gender equality is as timely as ever. Zurer gives a passionate, memorable performance in the title role, while Robert Gant provides a moving depiction of her supportive and defiant husband. With its award-winning costumes and makeup, MILADA is a film as beautiful as it is tragic. For trailer CLICK HERE.

David Mrnka was born in Czechoslovakia and studied in Australia, where he established Loaded Vision, before moving to USA to work for CNN. David studied acting at the Actors Center and also at National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney.David started his career as a producer for Extra (Warner Bros, NBC), Larry King Live (CNN), BBC World News, producing segments from Australia and later from around the world. David's first feature film Milada (2018) was nominated for 10 Czech film Lions, including best film and was selected in European Film Awards section for 2018.

Now in its sixth year, the EU Film Festival provides an opportunity for International cinema enthusiasts in Los Angeles to celebrate and discover contemporary films from across the European Union.  

Spotlighting festival award winners from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland and Romania, the short and feature films here embody the rich heritage and diversity of cinema from Europe. With talent from the films invited to speak at screenings and an opening-night reception, this is an ideal way for both expats and Los Angeles residents alike to experience these European screen delicacies.

The entire program for May 9-13, 2019 find at: http://americancinematheque.com/mail19/eu_2019/eu_2019_rsvp.html