Czech That Film Festival

Friday, July 11, 2014 - 7:00pm to Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 5:00pm
SIFF Film Center
Seattle Center campus, near the corner of Warren Ave & Republican St. - Google Map
Don Juans
July 11 | 7:00PM | SIFF Film Center
 
Directed by Oscar®-winner Jiří Menzel (Closely Watched Trains), a small town opera company trying to stage Mozart's "Don Giovanni" unmasks the world of the opera in a story of love and disillusion, music and passion, and most of all, about the people caught in between - all served with a touch of humor.
 
 
Like Never Before
July 12 | 2:30PM | SIFF Film Center
 
Under-appreciated painter Vladimír Holas created many beautiful works, and never sold out to the previous Communist regime. Not wishing to live out his final days in a hospital, he makes his final refuge at his summer home in the picturesque countryside.
 
 
Lousy Bastards
July 12 | 5:00PM | SIFF Film Center
 

This story of fate, love, and brotherhood follows the intertwined narratives of the Rohan brothers: Richard, an ex-soldier taking care of his two daughters living in a small town; and Mikulas, a neurosurgery expert living in the capital.

 

 

Honeymoon
July 12 | 7:30PM | SIFF Film Center

 

Oscar® nominated director Jan Hřebejk (Divided We Fall, Innocence, Kawasaki's Rose) returns with this psychological drama about an uninvited guest who crashes a wedding celebration and threatens to disclose a secret that could drive a wedge between the newlyweds.
 
 
Colette
July 13 | 2:00PM | SIFF Film Center
 
Based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize nominee Arnošt Lustig, and inspired by the author's personal experience in Auschwitz, Colette is the story of two young lovers who meet while imprisoned in a concentration camp.
 
Burning Bush
July 13 | 5:00PM | SIFF Film Center
 
This riveting thriller from Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa) examines the fallout from Prague student Jan Palach's 1969 self-immolation in protest of the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. Winner of seven Czech Lion awards including Best Film, this epic production demands to be seen on the big screen.

 

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