Czech Film Festival: The Hastrman

Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 6:00pm
Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Experience the finest selection of new Czech films!

Established in 2012 to accommodate increased interest in Czech cinema and culture in the United States, the Czech That Film festival is dedicated to raising the profile of current Czech films at an international level. It provides an opportunity for American enthusiasts of global cinema to experience successful new Czech films that not only expose participants to Czech culture, but also enlighten audiences, bring people together, and present inspired entertainment for all.

August 17, 2019, at 6:00 p.m.

The Hastrman

Ondřej Havelka, Czech Republic, 2018, 100 min., Czech w/ English subtitles

A strange nobleman returns after years abroad to a small Bohemian village to revitalize his family’s property at the beginning of the 19th century. Despite looking like a human, he feels closer to animals. He turns out to be the Hastrman, a water spirit who needs water to sustain his life and gain superhuman strength. In this romantic fantasy, a new love brings the Hastrman unexpected happiness and an agonizing dilemma: whether to remain a wild creature or cross the boundaries of intimacy with a human.

Organized by Lucerna Film, Czech Centres, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences, Inc.

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