14 Pews will present a series of Czech films on three consecutive nights.
May 15: Clownwise
Oskar Franz, a famous comic entertainer, returns to his native country after 30 years of living in France. His past is inseparably intertwined with two notable artistic personalities: Max Hubschmann and Viktor Tauber. Throughout the film, Oskar, Max and Viktor go through a lot of surprising discoveries about each other’s lives. Their journey is peppered with the wisdom of a certain age when you know that having the last laugh is the next best thing.
There will be a Q&A with lead actress Eva Jenícková following the film.
May 16: Fair Play
In 1980s Czechoslovakia, young and talented sprinter Anna is selected for the national team and starts training to qualify for the Olympic Games. As part of the preparation, she is placed in a secret "medical program", where she is given anabolic steroids to better her performance. Her mother (Anna Geislerová) sees the drugs as Anna’s ticket out from behind the Iron Curtain, while Anna knows the doping is harming her body. In a story that follows the impacts of a decision, a young woman is tested by fate.
May 17: The Icing
This explosive comedy, based on the successful play, takes place one evening in a remote village pub during an Ice Hockey World Championship match. Many things can happen when a kidnapped bride gets drunk with the best friend of the groom and a barmaid and the only one who is able to stop and save everything, is not coming. A laugh-out-loud film proving that what is meant to be your perfect day can sometimes turn into a not-so-perfect tragedy.