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Special Screening: Rebels w/Film Director Filip Renč

Date: 24 April 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to a special screening of the musical film Rebels (Rebelové), on April 24, 2022, at 6 pm, with Czech director Filip Renč. 

Called “jaw droppingly buoyant” by Variety film critic Eddie Cockrell, the film centers on three boys in pursuit of three beautiful girls on break from their final exams. The film is set during the Spring of 1968. A Q&A with the director follows the screening. At that time, guests will also have the opportunity to meet Czech Defense Minister Jana Černochová, who is currently visiting Washington, DC.

Film Synopsis: Tereza (Zuzana Norisová) catches the eye of Simon (Jan Révai), and he sweeps her off her feet. However, a looming tension foreshadows the 1968 Soviet invasion. The film features dance numbers to 1960s hits, including Josef Zima’s “Gina” and Karel Svoboda's and Ivo Fischer's “Shadow of the Cathedrals.” The film won Czech Lions for Best Music and Best Costumes in 2002 and was also nominated for Best Art Direction. (Dir. Filip Renč, 2001, 109 min., Czech with English subtitles)

About the Director: Filip Renč is an actor, screenwriter, and director. He has directed such films as From Subway with Love (2005), Guard No. 47 (2008), and The Devil’s Mistress (2016). As a screenwriter/director, one of his most successful films is Rebels (2001), and he also co-wrote Válka barev (1995), and Requiem for a Maiden (1991). He acted in such films as The Ride (1991), Dark Blue World (2001), and Empties (2007), to name a few.

Event Details:

Date/Time: April 24, 2022, at 6 pm

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required: https://rebelove.eventbrite.com

Embassy Policy: By registering, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists by attending this event on the premises of the Embassy of the Czech Republic. You and any family members and guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic or any of their diplomats, staff, contractors, affiliates, employees, agents, or volunteers liable for any illness, injury, or death. The Embassy of the Czech Republic disclaims and excludes any and all liability for any loss, injury, or damage, alleged to have been suffered by or as a result of or otherwise on its premises.

To enter, you must wear a mask. At its discretion, the Embassy may take your temperature upon arrival. No large bags are allowed. Small purses may be checked as you pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required.