The film Lidice was chosen for the 24th annual European Film Awards. At present, it is reaping acclaim and enjoying tremendous interest in Israel. More than 400 000 cinema-goers have seen the film in the Czech Republic.
The very successful film Lidice, which was released in cinemas at the beginning of June, has been selected by the EFA board along with 39 other European films for the 24th annual European Film Awards. (The 24th European Film Awards, European equivalent to the Oscars). “For us it is truly a huge success”, film producer Adam Dvořák rejoices. “Naturally we would be pleased to receive an award during the awards ceremony at the beginning of December in Berlin, but simply the fact that they even selected Lidice is a great success of its own”.
So far an admirable number of cinema-goers have seen Lidice in Czech cinemas. Already more than 400 000 have seen the film!
The exceptionality of the film Lidice is also confirmed by further interest from abroad. At the moment it is in Israel, where creators lead discussions with the audience after it is shown. Adam Dvořák says: “We have a super response, great people – all generations, who applaud at the end of the film, sit with us in the cinema theatre and ask questions… no discussion has ever lasted less than an hour. We are receiving great responses and are thus very pleased…”
The film Lidice Czech is being presented during the second annual Czech Film Week in Israel (21.8.-8.9.2011), which the Czech Centre in Tel Aviv holds in cooperation with the Czech Embassy in Israel and Israel Cinematheques. The film festival was launched by a gala party and an exclusive showing of Lidice in Tel Aviv Cinematheque on 22nd August, attended by the film’s makers themselves – Adam Dvořák, David Rauch and one of the composers of the film’s soundtrack James Harries. The festival took place (is underway) in Jerusalem and Haifa and the city Sderot, which is located in one of the most endangered places in Israel, will take over in September. A total of more than 30 projections will take place throughout Israel. The Director of the Czech Centre in Tel Aviv, David Stecher says: “I am pleased that in such a short period of our operations in Israel we have managed to establish an annual tradition of presenting the most interesting Czech cinematography has to offer. This makes me all the more delighted that we are exclusively bringing the film Lidice this year, through which we can bring the history of events and tragedies to Israelis, which followed after the heroic feat of Czechoslovak parachutists.”
The opening premiere of the film Lidice was held on 31.5.2011, the distribution premiere 2.6.2011.
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