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Fairy Tale Angel of the Lord 2 and Actor Jiří Dvořák in DC

The fairy tale Angel of the Lord 2 was screened in the presence of Jiří Dvořák, the famous Czech actor on December 13, 2017 at the Avalon Theatre in Washington, DC.

Angel of the Lord 2 (Anděl Páně 2) is the sequel to the popular Czech film fairy tale "Angel of the Lord" about the angel Petronel who works at Heaven’s door, but thinks that he deserves a better job. The film was a domestic box office smash and nominated for six Czech Lion Awards in 2017.

The screening was followed by Q&A with a special guest, silver screen star Jiří Dvořák who plays Uriah (Uriáš) the devil in this delightful holiday film. The audience used the opportunity to take pictures with Dvořák and enjoyed the Christmas atmosphere.

THE FILM:        
Angel of the Lord 2 was directed by Jiří Strach in 2016.

The angel Petronel wants a new job and his eternal tempter, devil Uriah (Jiří Dvořák), starts to provoke Petronel saying, “Just pick an apple from the tree of knowledge and you will know what only God knows and the way to well-deserved recognition.” In the skirmish, the rare fruit rolls down to Earth. The scatterbrained angel and his friend, the devil, must go and find the apple in the world of people. On Earth, the angel and devil find themselves in a small Czech town on the eve of St. Nicholas Day.  After a series of human and “divine” tests, the heroes eventually find that the path to knowledge leads primarily through self-discovery, strength of friendship, love and forgiveness.     

Jiří Dvořák (1967) is one of the best contemporary Czech theatre and film actors. Prior to graduating from the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, he worked as an actor in the North Moravian Theatre in Šumperk. After completing his studies, he joined the Brno State Theatre (1989-1992), then went to the Municipal Theatre in Brno (1992-1999). In 1999, he became a member of the artistic ensemble of the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague, where he works until today. He has performed dozens of roles for stage and screen. He starred in such films as Angel of the Lord (Anděl Páně, 2005), An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes (Zemský ráj to na pohled, 2009), Oldies but Goodies (Vrásky z lásky, 2012), The Godfather's Story (Příběh kmotra, 2013), The Spooks (Strašidla, 2016), and Fairy Tales for Ema (Pohádky pro Emu, 2016), among others.  


This marks the 11th 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.


Angel of the Lord 2