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Antonie Formanová in person! Film Series : Czech That Film

Dukla 61

2018, David Ondříček, Czech Republic, 150 min.
With Marek Taclík, Martha Issová, Antonie Formanová

Show Times

  • Sat, Jun 29th 5:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 2nd 6:00pm

Centered on a mining disaster that took the lives of 108 men on July 7, 1961, DUKLA 61 is an expansive, emotionally resonant portrait of a family that begins when college student son Petr brings home his pregnant girlfriend Jana (Formanová). Declaring that he will abandon his studies and become a miner like his father Milan (Taclík), Petr dashes his parents’ hope for their eldest, and plants seeds of discord that grow with the young couple’s live-in presence in a home crowded with younger children. This gripping two-part drama represents a masterwork for director Ondříček (IN THE SHADOW), with the pressures, worries, and intergenerational conflicts of family life ultimately intertwined and upstaged by the tense, chilling lead-up to the horror of the accident waiting to happen. In Czech with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

Actress Antonie Formanová is scheduled to be present for audience discussion on Tuesday. The audience is invited to a reception sponsored by the Czech Consulate General in our Gallery/Café following the Tuesday screening and discussion.

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