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Czech and Slovak Christmas Double Bill: The Feather Fairy + Cosy Dens
Join us on 6 December for a cosy afternoon of traditional Christmas films from Czech Republic and Slovakia. This is your unique chance to discover films that are rarely screened in UK but without which Christmas in Czech Republic and Slovakia would not be complete!
Juraj Jakubisko’s The Feather Fairy (1980) is a classic story of people’s desire for love and happiness. Poor boy Jakub is taken under the wings of The Feather Fairy (played by brilliant Giulietta Masina) who lives in mountains and gives snow to the people. Although Jakub has everything he needs and is immortal, one day he escapes to the human world, falls in love with Alzbeta and decided to never look back… Until their love is threatened by Alzbeta’s greedy stepmother and stepsister.
Cosy Dens (1999) is one of the most popular Czech comedies of the independent era. Directed by Jan Hrebejk, Cosy Dens is a bittersweet coming-of-age story that shows lives of several families in the months prior to the Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968. A brilliant insight into the details of daily life in 1960s socialist Czechoslovakia (from novelty household items to that harrowing night of Russian invasion), this is a revered Czech Christmas classic not to be missed!
Bring your friends and families along, children are more than welcome! Ticket price (£8) includes mulled wine and refreshments.
Films are screened in original language (Czech and Slovak) with English subtitles.