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8th edition of Czech That Film festival

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in partnership with Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa would like to invite you to the 8th edition of Czech That Film festival.

Czech That Film festival takes place from April 13, 2019 till April 29, 2019 at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank Street, Ottawa, K1S 3X3), with one additional screening at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ottawa (JAN PALACH, April 17, 6 p.m.). The full program of the festival is available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xn-GWa_RZOnnghlHZuM3QAwlhQSuPWco/view 

The program will start on Saturday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the Mayfair Theatre with The Hastrman (2018) by Ondřej Havelka. This movie received the Best Cinematography, Best Leading Role, Best Costume Design and Best Music at the Czech Lion´s Awards.

The Czech Oscar entry for the Best Foreign Language Film this year, Winter Flies (2018), by Olmo Omerzu, will be screened on Sunday, April 14 at 3.30 p.m. at Mayfair Theatre. The film received the Best Director award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay at Czech Lion´s Awards.

This year, the Czech Republic commemorates 30 years since the Velvet Revolution in 1989, which restored democracy in the country. In order to celebrate this anniversary, Czech That Film includes a prominent biopic about Jan Palach (screening April 17, 6 p.m.), who set himself on fire in January 1969 in Prague’s Wenceslas Square to protest the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia. 

The program will continue after the Easter Break on Saturday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the Mayfair Theatre with Dukla 61 (2018). This family drama, based on one of the greatest mining tragedies, is from David Ondříček who was selected by Variety magazine as a “Director to Watch.”

Ever since its foundation, Czech That Film has been committed to exhibiting films that expose audiences to Czech culture, enlighten audiences, and bring people together. Czech That Film presents an opportunity for audiences to become acquainted with established and new talents of Czech cinema, not only on the movie screen, but in person. The Czech That Film audience in Ottawa will have an opportunity to hear Radim Špaček, director of Golden Sting (2018) which closes the festival on April 29, at 3:30 p.m. As the closing afternoon, includes a post-screening conversation, Q&A and glass of wine.


For film creenings at the Mayfair Theatre: Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office.

All films will be screened with English subtitles:

April 13, 3:30 p.m. ˗ The Hastrman

April 14, 3:30 p.m. ˗ Winter Flies

April 17, 6 p.m. ˗ Jan Palach (Off-site at Czech Embassy in Ottawa)

April 27, 3:30 p.m. ˗ Dukla 61

April 28, 3:30 p.m. ˗ Golden Sting

For full program and more information about Czech That Film, please visit www.czechthatfilm.com.


Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank Street, Ottawa, K1S 3X3

Czech Embassy in Ottawa, 251 Cooper Street, Ottawa, K2P 0G2


Czech That Film 599 KB PDF (Adobe Acrobat document) Apr 8, 2019