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Title:
V4 Film Series: "Beautiful Minds"
When:
06.05.2017 - 06.15.2017 
Where:
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C. - Washington
Category:
Film

Description

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the V4 Film Series, featuring 4 films from June 5-June 15. The theme for this year's series is "Beautiful Minds." Delve into the life of chemist Marie Curie. Learn about Nicholas Winton who saved the lives of 600 children. Enjoy how a little boy named Kolya changes a man's life. Explore the life of Count Széchenyi. 

 

ABOUT THE V4 
The Visegrad Group, also known simply as V4, was established in 1991 by four allied Central European countries to further integrate our region and increase cooperation in political, economic and cultural fields. This year we invite you to experience "Beautiful Minds" film series presenting four unique personalities from Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Join us for these special screenings in our respective diplomatic sites and be inspired by beautiful minds from the V4 countries! 


All screenings are free but RSVPs are required. 
 
June 5, 2017, 6:30 pm
MARIE CURIE: THE COURAGE OF KNOWLEDGE

Dir. Marie Noëlle, 2016, 95 min., French w/English subtitles
 

Residence of the Ambassador of Poland
3041 Whitehaven Street, NW, Washington, DC
RSVP: 
https://tinyurl.com/V4Poland 
        
Synopsis: When Marie Skłodowska-Curie discovered two new chemical elements at the end of the 19th century, she as a woman was an absolute sideshow in the male dominated scientific world. Her discoveries required physical and material sacrifices - all her life. But the ambitious Marie showed how you can be successful with hard, passionate work. Marie Curie is in many ways a great role model and a leading figure for powerful women of tomorrow. Her humanism and strength is inspiring for all of us.

        

 
June 9, 2017, 7 pm
NICOLAS WINTON: THE POWER OF GOOD

Dir. Matej Mináč, 2002, 64 min., English
 

Embassy of the Slovak Republic
3523 International Court, NW, Washington, DC
 

RSVP: 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with “The Power of Good” in the subject line or at 202 237 1054, ext. 266

Synopsis: The film is a gripping documentary about the courage and determination of a young English stockbroker who saved the lives of 669 children. Between March 13 and August 2, 1939, Sir Nicholas Winton organized eight transports (one airplane and seven trains) to take children from Prague to new homes in Great Britain. He kept silent about it until his wife discovered a scrapbook documenting his unique mission in 1988. Sir Winton was a successful 29-year-old stockbroker in London who "had an intuition" about the fate of the Jews when he visited Prague in 1939 and quietly but decisively got down to the business of saving lives.
 

 
June 13, 2017, 6 pm
KOLYA

Dir. Jan Svěrák, 1996, 101 min., Czech w/English subtitles
 

Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC

RSVP by June 12
https://kolya.eventbrite.com

Synopsis: Confirmed bachelor and cellist Franta Louka (Zdeněk Svěrák) performs for funerals and renovates tombstones, having lost his place with the state orchestra after being blacklisted by the communist regime. Tired of scraping by, Louka marries a Russian woman desiring Czech papers. The sham marriage, suggested by his grave-digger friend Mr. Broz, banks him a large sum of money. When she unexpectedly emigrates days after their marriage, Louka is left with her 5-year-old son Kolya (Andrej Chalimon). Set just before the Velvet Revolution, the poignant drama brings out the heart-felt beauty and gentleness of a boy and a man old enough to be his grandfather as they get to know each other. This year marks the 20th anniversary since the film received the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, 1997.
 

 
June 15, 2017, 7 pm
THE BRIDGEMAN
Dir. Géza Bereményiák, 2002, 145 min., Hungarian w/English subtitles
 

Embassy of Hungary
1500 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

RSVP: 
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Synposis: This epic story takes place between 1820 and 1860 during the Habsburg Monarchy and portrays the life one of the greatest Hungarian aristocrats - Count Széchenyi - who was born with extraordinary mental and spiritual talents. In the years following the fall of Napoleon, the young Count Széchenyi irresponsibly seduces his brother's wife. The consequent scandal ruins his career as an army officer. After the sudden death of his humiliated lover, Count Széchenyi drastically changes his character from that of a shallow young man into a responsible nobleman seeking to conquer his fate by creating great achievements in his remaining life. A friendship and a special new love help the count to overcome all other obstacles.
 

Venue

Venue:
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, D.C.   -   Website
Street:
3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW
ZIP:
20008
City:
Washington
State:
D.C.
Country:
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