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WJFF: Toman

Date: 19 May 2019 7:15 PM - 9:40 PM, Venue: AFI Silver Theatre

The Washington Jewish Film Festival will screen "Toman" on May 19, at 7:15 pm, at the AFI Silver Theater. Toman, an unscrupulous careerist and an unsavory politician, blackmails, exploits, and intimidated his way to the top of the communist food chain. However, he has another unlikely other role in the history books—as a savior of Jews.

TOMAN
Dir. Ondřej Trojan | 144 min

Narrative Czech Republic 2018
Czech with English subtitles  DC Premiere

Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ondřej Trojan (Zelary) presents a fascinating historical drama revolving around the real-life figure of Zdeněk Toman, a controversial and singular character in modern Czech politics. In the years following World War II, he served as the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, where he orchestrated the coup of 1948 and the Czechoslovak Communist Party’s rise to power.

He was an unscrupulous careerist and an unsavory politician, blackmailing, exploiting, and intimidating his way to the top of the Communist food chain. But he has another unlikely other role in the history books—as a savior of Jews.

Event Details:

Screenings:
Sunday, May 19, 7:15 PM 
AFI Silver Theatre

Tuesday, May 21, 7:50 PM 
Bethesda Row Cinema

For tickets, visit: https://www.jxjdc.org/events/toman/