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Film: Occupation

Date: 11 May 2022 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Venue: Avalon Theatre

Screening Canceled - The Avalon Theatre, in collaboration with the Czech Embassy, presents the film Occupation (Okupace), a dark comedy starring Antonie Forman, granddaughter of the late Oscar-winning director Miloš Forman. Winner of five Czech Critics' Choice Awards, the film centers on a group of theatre actors enjoying some drinks after a premiere when and a drunk Russian officer crashes the party. 

Occupation (Okupace)

Directed by Michal Nohejl, 2021, 95 min., Czech with English subtitles

Following a theatrical premiere, actors gather to share a couple drinks, but an uninvited guest crashes the party. A drunk Russian officer comes to sell a canister of gas, but the business transaction turns into a vodka drinking race. The Russian, besotted by the beautiful Milada and entertained by the comedic cowardice of the men present, won't leave. The Russian, having a grand old time, pulls out a gun. The party, beating to the rhythm of the cosmically psychedelic music by Kill the Dandies!, spins out of control and the participants can’t keep up. The game becomes a trap. Heroes become cowards, and cowards become heroes. There is only one way out of the occupied bar: a revolution! After this night, no one will come out the same. (Cinemax)

The dark comedy stars the late Oscar-winning director Miloš Forman's granddaughter Antonie Formanová, who won the top acting awards for her role in the film. 

5 Czech Critics' Choice Awards including Best Picture and 3 Czech Lion Awards (Czech Oscars - Best Supporting Actress - Antonie Formanová, Best Screenplay, and Best Music)

The film is also a part of Czech That Film, bringing the best of contemporary film to select cities throughout the United States.

Presented by the Embassy of the Czech Republic at the Avalon Theatre

Event Details:

Date/Time: May 11, 8 pm

Location: Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015

Tickets: https://www.theavalon.org/films/occupation/