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Films & Schedules - Karamazovs

Mon, Feb 16, 2009
at 3:30 PM (B4)

Tue, Feb 17, 2009
at 8:15 PM (B1)

Wed, Feb 18, 2009
at 8:30 PM (B4)


DIRECTOR: Petr Zelenka - Czech Republic

A drama company from Prague arrives in Krakow to present a stage adaptation of Dostoyevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov" at the city's alternative theater festival. The production is to be staged in an unusual venue: the local steelworks.  During rehearsals, the drama on stage spills over into the lives of the actors.  Dostoyevsky's themes of faith, immortality, and salvation cross borders as the film moves between its alternating perspectives.  Focusing on the trial scenes, this provocative film examines the subject of patricide and the complicity of the three younger Karamozovs and Smerdyakov. Hailed as the Czech film of the year, Karamazovs is this year's Czech submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

Filmography: Happy End (96), Buttoners (97), Year of the Devil (02), Wrong Side Up (05).

B4     110 Minutes    

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