First Czech Film Festival in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: It’s time for the four-day inaugural Czech Film Festival in Klang Valley, with five movies from the republic being shown beginning Thursday.
The 30 screenings, which are free, will be held at Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Mid Valley Megamall and 1Utama Shopping Centre.
“The Czech Republic has a rich and accomplished history of filmmaking, which we would like to share with Malaysians.
“I hope this will also advance our cultural understanding,” said Czech Republic ambassador Rudolf Hykl at GSC MidValley recently.
The films are the 1996 Best Foreign Language Oscar-winning Kolya, 1991 Oscar-nominated El
ementary School , Dark Blue World, Oldies But Goldies and A Vote For The King Of The Romans.
Kolya tells the story of a womanising bachelor who ends up with a 5-year-old boy, who is left with him after his younger wife flees overseas, while Elementary
School is about the schooling environment in Czechoslovakia after WW2.
“The movies are typically Czech, with its cinematography, witty sense of humour and interesting dialogue. They portray life realistically, often pointing out the absurdity of human behaviour,” said Hykl.
As the screenings are free, visit participating GSC cinemas to secure the tickets from now onwards. For details, visit gsc.com.my.