Czech Film Festival: Jan Palach

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
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 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Jan Palach

Robert Sedláček, Czech Republic, 2018, 124 min., Czech w/ English subtitles

Jan Palach, an uncompromising young man, made the ultimate sacrifice in the hope of rousing the nation from its growing lethargy and of protesting the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968. This biopic describes the last months of Palach’s life, describing his path from an affectionate son, devoted friend, and sensitive philosophy student to the “Torch number 1.”

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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