2020 Visegrad 4 Film Series
the Embassy of Poland in partnership with the Embassies of the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia in Washington, D.C.
October 15-28, 2020
We invite you to join us on a riveting journey to Central Europe through a number of contemporary cinematic gems from Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia. Great neighbors with strong cultural ties, the four countries are known as the Visegrad Group (Visegrad 4 or V4) - an alliance established in 1991 to further integrate our region and increase our political, economic and cultural cooperation. This year, Poland assumed the Group’s annual, rotational presidency, aiming to actively promote Central Europe and the V4 as a strong regional and global partner.
This year’s Visegrad 4 Film Series, now in its ninth iteration, is brought to you virtually and available to audiences across the United States! The program is FREE – all you need to do is register to stream through the Polish Film Festival Miami’s online platform on www.movies.pffmiami.com.
We are proud to present four internationally-acclaimed feature films. For the series’ opening, we will screen two films - Corpus Christi and Amnesty. Corpus Christi, directed by Jan Komasa and the 2019 Polish Academy Award Nominee for Best International Feature Film, is a compelling story about faith and second chances set against the backdrop of a small mountain village in Southern Poland. Jonáš Karásek’s Amnesty is a political thriller that covers the events following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. In week two, we invite you to watch Kincsem - Bet on Revenge by Gabor Herendi, a record-breaking film about a record-breaking horse, as well as Havel by Slávek Horák – the first major fact-based biopic about the human rights icon and the Czech president, Václav Havel.
Our younger audience members are invited to watch a collection of beloved cartoons presented in cooperation with the Polish Cartoon Film Studio (SFR in Bielsko-Biała), the Slovak Film Institute, the Czech National Film Archives and the National Film Institute of Hungary. We’re sure that the unforgettable characters of Bolek and Lolek, Joey - Jožinko, Ferda, as well as Rabbit and Deer will have older fans glued to their screens as well, as many can fondly recall their first childhood visit to the movie theatre.
Week One: October 15-22
Corpus Christi / Boże Ciało (2019, Poland)
Amnesty / Amnestie (2019, Slovakia)
Week Two: October 22-28
Havel (2020, the Czech Republic)
Kincsem - Bet on Revenge (2017, Hungary)
At the Kids Corner:
Bolek and Lolek - 2 episodes from the Wild West series (1972, Poland)
available October 15-28
“Joey's Space Adventure” (1990, Czechoslovakia) and “Joey's Fishing” (1981, Czechoslovakia) – available October 15-28
A collection of cartoons curated by the Czech National Film Archives (1959-1987, Czechoslovakia) available October 22-28
“Rabbit and Deer” (2013, Hungary)
available October 22-28