Karel Reisz: This Filming Life, UK premiere today

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, This Sporting Life, We Are The Lambeth Boys, Morgan: A Suitable Case For Treatment. Film doesn’t come much more “British” than that….

Film poster at the Czech Lions Exhibition January 2013

Film poster at the Czech Lions Exhibition January 2013

The link between them all is Karel Reisz, born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia, and brought up there until he escaped Nazi persecution at the age of 12.

A Czech biography screens in London today, 23 June as part of the Open City Docs Fest. The film was released in October last year, and today is it’s UK premiere. The screening is followed by a discussion with the director and producer of the film; chaired by Stephen Frears, who worked with Reisz. You can find a trailer for the film here.

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