Chicago premiere! Film Series : Czech That Film 2017

The Devil's Mistress

Lída Baarová

2016, Filip Renč, Czech Republic/Slovakia/France, 106 min. With Tatiana Pauhofová, Karl Markovics.

Show Times

  • Sat, Jul 8th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Jul 12th 7:45pm

As this atmospheric biopic opens, it’s 1934, and the popular young Czech film star Lída Baarová (Tatiana Pauhofová) turns down Hollywood and follows her dream to Berlin’s legendary UFA Studio. Head-turning beauty opens doors for the ruthlessly ambitious but naïve actress, who is soon living with leading man Gustav Fröhlich of METROPOLIS fame. Life takes a fateful turn when she is courted by the married Joseph Goebbels and simultaneously catches Hitler’s eye. With lush period detail and shades of melodrama, director Renč traces Baarová’s dangerous chase the after luxury and fame that comes at a price. In Czech and German with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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