89 before and after / 16-17-18 noiembrie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh

DOCUMENTARY MONDAYS
un eveniment Centrul Ceh sustinut de Pilsner Urquell 

89 before and after

1989 – 2009, dupa 20 de ani ne strangem la Centrul Ceh timp de trei seri si incercam sa aflam raspunsul unor intrebări cat se poate de simple: De ce a avut loc revolutia? Ce s-a intamplat atunci? Timp de 2 decenii subiectul anului 89 a starnit numeroase controverse. S-au deschis anchete, s-au cerut explicatii, raspunsurile inca sunt cautate.  
89 a cutremurat si reorganizat Europe atunci. Acum rememoram si redescoperim. 3 seri de film, 4 documentare, 4 regizori si 4 directii diferite despre Cehoslovacia. Noi vom arata, voi veti afla. Impreuna vom dezbate.

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16 noiembrie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh
AFTER A YEAR AND ANOTHER YEAR
Po roce a opet po roce, Rep. Ceha, 1991, 58 min.
Regie: Pavel Koutecky
VO ceha / Subtitrari in engleza

M. Kocab – muzician si antreprenor, M. Mejstrik – lider studentesc, M. Kubisova – cantareata populara, interzisa dupa anul 68 – dupa invazia trupelor tratatului de la Varsovia, V. Nemec – politist, care si-a cerut scuze pentru actiunea de la Narodni trida din 17 Noiembrie 1989, K. Rimsky – participant tanar la actiunea de la Narodni trida, J. Ruml – disident, care a devenit ministru adjunct de Interne, P. Cepek – actor – toti implicati activ in schimbarile sociale din noiembrie 1989. Filmul a fost filmat in anii 1989, 1990, 1991. Acesta a schimbat totul in viata lor si a societatii in ansamblul ei. Filmul foloseste animatia, care ii da o alta dimensiune si dinamica.

REVOLUTION GIRLS
Rep. Ceha, 2009, 57 min.
Regie: Taoa Markova
VO ceha / Subtitrari in engleza

Povestea a patru femei ce au avut roluri active in timpul Revolutiei de catifea. Filmul reda vietile celor 4 dupa acel moment crucial atat pentru Cehoslovacia cat si pentru viata personala a fiecarei dintre ele. Desi fiecare si-a urmat propriul destin, pana astazi le leaga entuziasmul, cu care fac lucrurile in care cred.
Filmul va avea premiera in octombrie 2009.

 

17 noiembrie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh
THE GREATEST WISH
Nejvetsi prani, Cehoslovacia, 1990, 85 min.
Regie: Jan Spata
VO ceha / Subtitrari in engleza

Ce-ti doresti in viata? Asta e intrebarea pe care Jan Spata o pune tinerei generatii in 1964. Era o perioada de liberalizare politica si deci vremea marilor viziuni si aspiratii. Prima generatie ajunsa la maturitate dupa cel de-al Doilea Razboi Mondial a comentat deschis si critic socialismul. Nu a fost deci o surpriza ca filmul a fost interzis in 1969.
Jan Spata se intoarce cu aceeasi intrebare in 1989. De data asta raspunsurile variaza intre siguranta materiala si o critica asupra lipsei de libertate. Ultima zi de filmare a fost 17 Noiembrie, cand au fost intervievati chiar si jandarmii echipati din Piata Wenceslas.

 

18 noiembrie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh
PAPER HEADS
Papirove hlavy, SK-FR-CH-D-CZ, 1995, 85 min.
Regie: Dusan Hanak
VO ceha / Subtitrari in engleza

Un documentar personal ce reflecta regimul totalitar din Cehoslovacia, dintre cel de-al Doilea Razboi Mondial si 1989. O meditatie asupra libertatii si ingradirii acesteia, asupra comportamentului cetatenilor manipulati de catre regimul totalitar. Filmul preia un pic din absurditatea si umorul vremii: Incapacitatea functionarilor comunisti de a percepe realitatea si propria lor existenta in lumea lor deformata.
Imagini din filmele oficiale de propaganda sunt intercalate cu perceptiile intime ale oamenilor. Leit motivul filmului sunt capetele de carton folosite in parada de 1 Mai.

ENGLISH VERSION

November 16th / 20h00 / Czech Centre
AFTER A YEAR AND ANOTHER YEAR
Po roce a opet po roce, Czech Republic, 1991, 58 min.
Director: Pavel Koutecky
VO Czech / English subtitles

M. Kocab – musician businessman, M. Mejstrik – students‘ leader, M. Kubisova – popular singer, banned after ’68 – after the Warsaw Pact invasion, V. Nemec – policeman who has apologized for the police intervention in Narodni street on November 17, 1989, K. Rimsky – young man who experienced the intervention in Narodni street, J. Ruml – dissident who became the deputy minister of interior, P. Cepek – actor – all these people were involved in the social changes after 1989. The film was shot in parts, in 1989, 1990 and 1991. How have their lives and the lives of all the society changed? The animation techniques used in the film brings to it a completely new dimension and dynamics.

REVOLUTION GIRLS
Czech Republic,, 2009, 57 min.
Director: Taoa Markova
VO Czech / English subtitles

The story of four Czech women who took active part in the dramatic historical event; the Velvet Revolution that brought down the communist regime. The film explores what happened to them since that turning point in both Czech history and their personal lives. Though each of the women went her own way after the revolution, they all have retained some of the revolutionary fervor and still do whole-heartedly whatever it is they believe in.

 

17 noiembrie / 20h00 / Czech Centre
THE GREATEST WISH
Nejvetsi prani, Czechoslovakia, 1990, 85 min.
Director: Jan Spata
VO Czech / English subtitles

 “What do you wish for in life?” This was the question Jan Spata put to the younger generation in 1964. It was an era of political liberalization and therefore a time of great visions and aspirations. The first generation to come of age after the Second World War commented openly and critically about socialism. Consequently, it is not surprising that the film was banned in 1969. Jan Spata returned to the question he asked in his survey in 1989. The desires of the new generation are veering towards material security or else they openly criticize the complete lack of freedom in the country. By coincidence, the last day of shooting was 17 November, and the crew even asked the armor-clad police on Wenceslas Square what their biggest wish was. And these young men are also members of the generation that led their children to a free Czechoslovakia.

 

18 noiembrie / 20h00 / Czech Centre
PAPER HEADS
Papirove hlavy, SK-FR-CH-D-CZ, 1995, 85 min.
Director: Dusan Hanak
VO Czech / English subtitles

This is a personal documentary film reflecting on the Czechoslovak totalitarian regime from the end of World War II until 1989. It is a meditation on freedom and non-freedom, on the behavior of the citizen manipulated by totalitarian power. The film takes in the absurdity and humor of that era: the inability of communist functionaries to grasp reality and their existence in their own, distorted world. Footage from socialist realist films (the propaganda that was official documentary making) is contrasted with the personal and intimate perceptions of individuals. The leitmotif of the film is festive paper heads from the May Day communist workers’ holiday. It is not just a personal look back at Czechoslovakia’s past, but also portrays the uncertainties and controversies of postcommunist society. The film is a key work by Hanák, who had his own creativity stifled under the communist system.

ARTMAP

Mon. 23/10, Original Copy / DM → Mon. 23/10, Bucharest
Tue. 24/10, Istoria filmului european în GIF-uri → Thu. 26/10, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Made in CZ / Found in RO → Fri. 03/11, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Arhiva Cineclubului Stud-Film → Thu. 26/10, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Festival de Film Rus 2017 → Sun. 29/10, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Psycho (r. Iris Spiridon) / 26 oct → Thu. 26/10, Bucharest
Mon. 30/10, Slam Poetry → Mon. 30/10, Bucharest
Wed. 01/11, UrbanEye Film Festival 2017 → Sun. 05/11, Bucharest
Thu. 09/11, Róbert Köteles Solo Show → Sun. 14/01, Bucharest
Thu. 16/11, Chrysta Bell live in Control → Thu. 16/11, Bucharest
Fri. 17/11, ArchiTECHture Conference&Expo 17 noiembrie → Fri. 17/11, Cluj-Napoca
Sat. 25/11, Black Lips live in Control → Sat. 25/11, Bucharest

You can still see

Fri. 04/08, Cinema în aer liber la OCC → Sun. 29/10, Bucharest
Thu. 21/09, Expoziţie "Hacia el mar" / "Spre mare", de Clara Durán → Sat. 28/10, Bucharest
Mon. 25/09, LdaVi Call for VR Worldbuilding Lab → Tue. 05/12, Bucharest
Sat. 30/09, Dorian – spectacol de dans contemporan → Mon. 23/10, Bucharest
Fri. 06/10, Petanqfuck → Fri. 17/11, Cluj-Napoca
Mon. 16/10, AFF 2017Tmrw at 23:00, Sibiu
Mon. 16/10, The Power of Storytelling: The FestivalTmrw at 23:59, Bucharest
Wed. 18/10, Dracula Film Festival, ediția a V-aTmrw at 23:00, Brasov