The Gate Cinema in London hosts the UK premiere of Lidice on Tuesday 19 March 2013. The film portrays the razing of the village of Lidice, north-west of Prague, by Nazi Germany following the assassination of Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich in the spring of 1942. All the men in the village were executed and women and children sent to concentration camps.
Last night saw the premier of Vojta Lavička: Nahoru a dolů (Vojta Lavička:ups and downs) at Kino Světozor, Prague as part of the One World Human Rights Film Festival. The film tells the story over 16 years of the personal successes and trials of Czech Roma Vojta Lavička. The film provokes questions about the freedom of Roma to make positive decisions about their lives within Czech society. Director Helena Třeštíková introduced the film and answered questions afterwards. I’m sorry to say I was too shy to get a photo of her and her daughter Hana Třeštíková, producer of the film, so you’ll have to make do with the poster on the door to Světozor
Here’s the trailer for the film that screens in the Czech Republic from 4 April 2013