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Lions of Czech Film: Fairy Tales for Emma

Date: 12 December 2018 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Venue: Avalon Theatre

"Fairy Tales for Emma" is a story about one man's life that suddenly changes when tasked to take care of an eight-year-old child. Along the way, he just might find love and the fairy tale ending after all.

Fairy Tales for Emma | Pohádky pro Emu
Director: Rudolf Havlík, 2016, 112 minutes, in Czech with English subtitles

One month before Christmas, a call changes one man’s life forever. Peter Miller has been working for the Immigration Office in London for many years, estranged from his family. Out of the blue, a call from a social worker in Prague informs him that he has been identified as the father of an eight-year-old child named Emma, whose mother has been in a serious car accident.  Peter can’t believe it, but what if Emma really is his daughter? In Prague, he meets Marie, a hotel manager consumed by her job. She offers her help during a critical time. So begins the game of love ... Will this be a “fairy tale” ending after all?


Event Details:

Date/Time: December 12, 2018, at 8 pm

Venue: Avalon Theatre 
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015 

Tickets can be purchased at the box office or online at

Lions of Czech Film Series
This marks the 12th year of collaboration with the Avalon Theatre in presenting the Lions of Czech Film Series. This film series gives the Washington, DC, community an opportunity to view Czech films that are popular hits in Europe and have received numerous honors and awards at film festivals. Most of the films have received the prestigious Czech Lion Award, the Czech Republic's highest honor in film. The Lions of Czech Film Series offers an invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema in the nation’s capital.