Thursday | July 20, 2017

4-Day film festival offers Malaysia audiences a chance to enjoy exciting Czech movies

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International movie fans, mark your calendars: The Embassy of the Czech Republic brings to Malaysia five outstanding Czech movies, which will be presented in the first Czech Film Festival in Malaysia on March 9-12, 2017. The movies include Oscar winning Kolya and Oscar nominated Elementary School. The total of 30 complimentary screenings will take place at Golden Screen Cinemas at Pavilion KL, Mid Valley and 1Utama. This unique professional presentation of accomplished Czech cinematography in the largest cinema chain in Malaysia is organized and funded by the Embassy, and is meant to present the Czech Republic in Malaysia.

“The Czech Republic has rich and accomplished history of film making, which we would like to share with Malaysian audiences”, said the Ambassador of the Czech Republic, H.E. Rudolf Hykl and added: “It is a part of our effort to reach out to Malaysian public and to advance our cultural understanding”.

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The cinematographic presentation of some of the best Czech movies from the recent times is staged in collaboration with the Golden Screen Cinemas, which is the largest cinema chain in Malaysia. It will take place in three cineplexes in the greater Kuala Lumpur area, namely GSC Pavilion KL, GSC Mid Valley and GSC 1Utama. The films are Dark Blue World, Elementary School, Kolya, Oldies but Goldies and A Vote for the King of The Romans.

The synopsis and short characteristics of the films are resumed in the words of H.E. Rudolf Hykl: “Dark Blue world is a story of Czech pilots who had to leave Czechoslovakia during the WWII for Britain in order to be able to fight Nazi Germany in the Royal Air Force, Kolya tells a story of a womanizing bachelor musician, who ends up with a 5 year old boy left with him alone after his younger wife flees overseas, Elementary school is movie about the school environment in Czechoslovakia after WWII, A Vote for the King of the Romans portrays the intrigues surrounding election of the Czech King Charles IV to become a new king for the Roman Empire and Oldies but Goldies is a bitter-sweet comedy about two people who wish to live life the full despite their age. The movies present so typical for Czech cinematography a witty sense of humor, interesting dialogues, they portray the life situations realistically, often pointing out absurdity of human behavior”.

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The Czech Film Festival is meant to present the cinematography to Malaysian audiences in order to enhance the Czech – Malaysia cultural understanding and increase movie appreciation in Malaysia. The Embassy cooperates in this respect also with the National Film Development Corporation. The movies cover whole range of topics from medieval history through episodes from the World War II, all the way to captivating stories of the recent times. The screening is free of charge; please visit participating GSC cinemas to secure the ticket from March 2 onwards, for screenings March 9-12, 2017, while tickets last.

The Embassy cordially invites Malaysian and international public to take advantage of this unique and professionally presented cinematographic showcase from the Czech Republic.

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