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Lions of Czech Film: Angel of the Lord II

Date: 13 December 2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Venue: Avalon Theatre

Just in time for the holiday season, the Avalon Theatre will present "Angel of the Lord 2" (Anděl Páně 2), the sequel to the popular Czech film fairy tale "Angel of the Lord" about the angel Petronel (Ivan Trojan) who works at Heaven’s door, but thinks that he deserves a better job and the devil just might tempt him. The film was a domestic box office smash and nominated for two Czech Lion Awards! Join us at the Avalon Theatre on December 13, at 8 pm, and meet special guest, silver screen star Jiří Dvořák who plays the devil in this delightful holiday film!

Q&A with famous Czech actor Jiří Dvořák follows the screening.

The screening is part of the Embassy of the Czech Republic's Lion of Czech Film Series.

EVENT DETAILS:            

December 13, 2017, at 8 pm         

Location: Avalon Theatre 
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20015                 

Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.theavalon.org/films/angel-lord-2/ 
or at the box office.

Angel of the Lord 2 | Anděl Páně 2         
Directed by: Jiří Strach, 2016, 99 min., in Czech with English subtitles    

The angel Petronel wants a new job and his eternal tempter, devil Uriah (Jiří Dvořák), starts to provoke Petronel saying, “Just pick an apple from the tree of knowledge and you will know what only God knows and the way to well-deserved recognition.” In the skirmish, the rare fruit rolls down to Earth. The scatterbrained angel and his friend, the devil, must go and find the apple in the world of people. On Earth, the angel and devil find themselves in a small Czech town on the eve of St. Nicholas Day.  After a series of human and “divine” tests, the heroes eventually find that the path to knowledge leads primarily through self-discovery, strength of friendship, love and forgiveness.              

Awards: Nominated for the Czech Lion Awards for Best Actor (Ivan Trojan) and Best Supporting Actor (Bolek Polívka).     

Jiří Dvořák (1967) is a Czech actor. Prior to graduating from the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno, he worked as an actor in the North Moravian Theatre in Šumperk. After completing his studies, he joined the Brno State Theatre (1989-1992), then went to the Municipal Theatre in Brno (1992-1999). In 1999, he became a member of the artistic ensemble of the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague, where he works until today. He has performed dozens of roles for stage and screen. He starred in such films as Angel of the Lord (Anděl Páně, 2005), An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes (Zemský ráj to na pohled, 2009), Oldies but Goodies (Vrásky z lásky, 2012), The Godfather's Story (Příběh kmotra, 2013), The Spooks (Strašidla, 2016), and Fairy Tales for Ema (Pohádky pro Emu, 2016), among others.  

This marks the 11th year of collaboration with the Avalon Theatre in presenting the Lions of Czech Film Series. This film series gives the Washington, DC, community an opportunity to view Czech films that are popular hits in Europe and have received numerous honors and awards at film festivals. Most of the films have received the prestigious Czech Lion Award, the Czech Republic's highest honor in film. The Lions of Czech Film Series offers an invaluable opportunity to see the best of Czech cinema in the nation’s capital.