Generation „N“: Deutschböhme

Generation „N“: Deutschböhme

A Czech-German documentary Generation „N“: Deutschböhme follows the fate of Czech Germans through the eyes of present-day people in their thirties. Four witnesses from the Sudetenland tell their story, two of whom had to remain in Czechoslovakia after 1945, and two have been displaced. In the film, the filmmakers, along with witnesses, set out for their original homes, where they become guides and interpreters of (extinct) landscapes.

Directors: Veronika Kupková, Olga Komarevtseva (2016, 83 min, Czech-German version with subtitles). The film screening will be followed by a debate with its author, Veronika Kupková.

The programme is held in cooperation with Skautský institut.

UKRAINE I Donbas Defense

UKRAINE I Donbas Defense

Premiere of Voxpot news channel.

The conflict simmers in Eastern Ukraine for the sixth year, claiming more than thirteen thousand casualties with no resolution in sight. With the war slowly becoming a part of the day-to-day life, the Sea of Azov emerged as its newest epicenter. The Sea washes the banks of Mariupol, an industrial city of half-a-million, a few miles from the frontline.

The footage will be presented by Voxpot reporters Aneta Václavíková, Vojtěch Boháč and Ondřej Zacha.

The screening will be followed by a debate.

Film: Iluze (Illusion)

Film: Iluze (Illusion)

In an original concept of a film as a computer game, the author presents a personal report from Budapest, where she spent one year studying. The spectator is assigned a role of a participant in the game and goes through several levels, which put him in everyday moments touching the sensitive points of contemporary Hungarian society: he views the capital through the eyes of a tourist, but mostly he is forced to reflect, from a subjective point of view of Hungarian citizens, on the freedom of art, the right to education, the issue of medical care and, on a comprehensive scale, a debatable political situation where the name of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán is repeatedly mentioned.

Director: Kateřina Turečková (2018, 60 minutes, Czech and English subtitles)

The screening will be followed by a debate with the author Kateřina Turečková.

Open Air Cinema: Zabawa, zabawa (Fun, Fun) (PL)

Open Air Cinema: Zabawa, zabawa (Fun, Fun) (PL)

The film brings riveting stories of three women of different ages who are at different stages of alcohol addiction. Dorota, a forty-year-old, is a successful prosecutor who, in her words, drinks not to go crazy. Another of the heroines, acclaimed surgeon Teresa, has lost her family because of her  drinking and has only her work in hospital left. The student Magda loves wild parties, and since her studies go well and she has a good job, no one blames her. But then comes a moment when she loses ground and tragedy ensues.

Director: Kinga Dębska (2018, 88 minutes, Polish with English and Czech subtitles)

Admission: 100 CZK (tickets can be bought at the door half an hour before the screening or at the ticket office of the Scala cinema)

Meeting Brno Open Air Cinema
We’d like to invite you to an open-air cinema for a series of three films that provide an artistically designed meeting with three countries with which we share a similar historical experience of the post-war period. We will show films reflecting the present times in the former East Germany, Hungary and Poland.

Open Air Cinema: Kojot (Coyote) (HU)

Open Air Cinema: Kojot (Coyote) (HU)

A young man arrives in a small town of Tűzkő just because his grandfather has bequeathed him some land and a dilapidated house. A frustrated, timid, defensive thirty-year-old hasn’t yet found his place in life. This time however, he decides to face all the conflicts that await him in the new region. The toughest Hungarian film of the recent years.

Director: Márk Kostyál (2017, 126 minutes, Hungarian with English and Czech subtitles)

Admission: 100 CZK (tickets can be bought at the door half an hour before the screening or at the ticket office of the Scala cinema).

Meeting Brno Open Air Cinema
We’d like to invite you to an open-air cinema for a series of three films that provide an artistically designed meeting with three countries with which we share a similar historical experience of the post-war period. We will show films reflecting the present times in the former East Germany, Hungary and Poland.

Open Air Cinema: Film In den Gängen (Love Between the Shelves) 

Open Air Cinema: Film In den Gängen (Love Between the Shelves) 

Christian is a fighter and a man with a dubious past who reminds of a pit bull by his appearance. One stage of his life is over, he begins the next one as a helper in a warehouse somewhere in the former East Germany, where his most brilliant perspective is the opportunity  to operate a forklift. For someone who hardly manages their own life and survives at the bottom of the social ladder, even this is a big challenge. During one of his breaks, Christian meets the cheeky and charming Marion from the delicatessen department. Love Between the Shelves is a fragile, civil and realistic romance from a place where one can’t even see the sky.

Director: Thomas Stuber (2018, 125 minutes, German with Czech subtitles)

Admission: 100 CZK (tickets can be bought at the door half an hour before the screening or at the ticket office of the Scala cinema).

Meeting Brno Open Air Cinema
We’d like to invite you to an open-air cinema for a series of three films that provide an artistically designed meeting with three countries with which we share a similar historical experience of the post-war period. We will show films reflecting the present times in the former East Germany, Hungary and Poland.

The History of Jaroslav Šabata

The History of Jaroslav Šabata

The film surveys the social activity of Jaroslav Šabata that covered the whole period of Czechoslovak and Czech post-war history.  From a Moravian farm through the high tiers of the Communist Party, opposition to the entry of occupant armies in 1968, imprisonment during the so-called normalisation, activity in Charter 77, down to the effort to make space for the new possibilities of democracy within the Czechoslovak Socialist Democratic Party. The present and the history from the perspective of political struggle and its reconstruction through dialogue in the presence of Jaroslav Šabata, his family and other figures of public life.  

Director: Vít Janeček (2007, 52 minut, in Czech)