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Czech That Film Festival soon coming to Toronto

Consulate General of the Czech Republic is happy to announce that for the first time in its six years history, Czech That Film Festival is coming to Toronto. The Festival will take place between April, 27th and May, 1st at the Revue Cinema in Toronto.

The Festival presents the great selection of six recent Czech movies. Further, internationaly renowned Czech director Jan Hrebejk (one Academy Award nomination), will present his movie Teacher at the official opening evening on April, 29th.

Date: April, 27th - May, 1st, 2017

Venue: Revue Cinema, Roncesvalles Av. 400, Toronto

Tickets can be bought in advance here.

You can find below the films to be screened. Final schedule coming soon - follow the web of the Consulate or Revue Cineme.

All movies will be screened with subtitles!


Lída Baarová / The Devil’s Mistress

Biography, Drama, History


Berlin, 1934. It's the dream of everyone involved in filmmaking: to work at the "Hollywood of Europe," the Babelsberg Film Studios outside of Berlin. Though already well-known in her native Czechoslovakia, ambitious young Czech actress Lida Baarová has just obtained her first screen role in a major feature film. She knows she can only make a real acting career in Germany, however, she yet doesn't know the price she will have to pay...

Director:                    Filip Renč

Screenplay:              Ivan Hubač

Trailer in Czech


Kobry a užovky / The Snake brothers

Comedy, Drama


Brothers Grass Snake and Cobra live in a small Czech town not far from Prague. Coming from a disfunctional family, they both feel unable to build up a life to be satisfied with. Grass, who is almost forty, unemployed and still without a girl, can't escape from the shadow of his druggie and troublemaker brother Cobra. Things seem to change for Grass Snake when all at once he gets the opportunity to be part of a promising business and starts a relationship with the waitress of a local pub. It is just then when Cobra and his addiction show up in his life once more to put him on the verge of losing everything he achieved. But this time he is determined to not let anybody or anything stop his last chance in life to be happy and he decides to teach his brother a life lesson he should never forget... A lesson that uncontrollably turns into a nightmare...

Director:                                Jan Prušinovský

Screenwriter:                        Jaroslav Žváček

Trailer in Czech with English subtitles           


The Teacher / Učitelka

Comedy / Drama


Since the arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in the year of 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. The convincement of the teacher’s corrupted behaviour and one of the students' suicide attempt that could be related to that matter, makes the school Principal call the students’ parents for an urgent meeting that will suddenly put the future of all the families at stake. They are asked to sign a petition to move Miss Drazdechova out of the school. The teacher’s high connections within the Communist Party makes everyone feel threatened, but at his point they have no choice but to make a decision: will they dare to go against Miss Drazdechova and stand up for what they believe in at any risk, or will they just remain silent and let things be?

Director:                                Jan Hřebejk

Screenplay:                          Petr Jarchovský

Trailer in Czech with English subtitles         


Polednice / The Noonday Witch

Drama / Horror


A story of Eliška and her daughter, starting a new life in a remote house with the ‘father away on business', as the mother claims. After the lie is disclosed, their relationship begins to wither. At that time, the mythical Noonday Witch begins to materialise. She is coming closer and closer and the question is poised: is the danger real or is it all in the mother's crumbling head?

Director:                    Jiří Sádek

Screenplay:              Michal Samir

Trailer in Czech with English subtitles


Teorie tygra / Tiger Theory

Adventure, Comedy, Drama


The last drop for Jan's resolution is the voluntary death of his father-in-law, whose strength and patience ran dry. Grandma made decisions about Grandpa's life, old age as well as the funeral. Jan is sure that he and his wife Olga are on the same route. He recalls his past life when he used to have his own will and dreams and he wants to live again with dignity and freedom. He longs to control his own life again. And his solution is escape from the present life. In this movie we watch, in parallel, the fates of Jan's married daughters Olinka and Alenka and his sons-in-law Erik and Pepík.

Director:                                 Radek Bajgar

Screenwriter:                         Radek Bajgar, Miroslava Zlatníková

Trailer in Czech with English subtitles                    


Já, Olga Hepnarová / I, Olga Hepnarová

Biography, Crime, Drama


Olga Hepnarova was a young, lonely lesbian outsider from a coldhearted family who couldn't play the part society desired of her. Her paranoid self-examination and inability to connect with other people eventually drove her over the edge of humanity when she was only twenty-two years old.
The film shows the human being behind the mass murderer without glorifying or downplaying the terrible crime she committed. Guided by her letters we delve into Olga's psyche and witness the worsening of her loneliness and alienation as we reconstruct the events that led up to her disastrous actions.
Evil is part of being human. Although the story is set in the 1970ies, young people worldwide today still face problems of not belonging, being different, and being bullied because of race, gender or sexual orientation.

Director:                                Petr Kazda, Tomáš Weinreb

Screenplay:                          Petr Kazda, Tomáš Weinreb

Trailer in Czech with English subtitles          


Czech That Film 2017