By Ryan Keating-Lambert
Prague’s Kino Svetozor will now hold an English friendly movie night every Tuesday at 20:45.
The appropriately named ‘Catch-Up Tuesday’ will see the cinema screen a number of foreign films with English subtitles, which are usually only screened with Czech subtitles, starting with the recent Venice award winner Foxtrot on Tuesday 24th of April.
Directed by Samuel Maoz and brought to the Czech screen courtesy of Aerofilms, Foxtrot sees an Israeli couple struggling to cope with the death of their son Jonathan (Yonathan Shiray), a soldier in the Israeli Defence Forces. The film also focuses on the soldier’s surreal experience manning a desert checkpoint, as well as a depiction of a controversial military cover-up. The Israeli Minister of Culture Miri Regev has since denounced the film, calling it ‘the result of self-flagellation and cooperation with the anti-Israel narrative’.
This is the first time a cinema in Prague has organised a weekly English friendly movie night of this calibre. I’d certainly take advantage of this if I were you! Stay tuned for weekly updates.
For tickets and details, visit the cinema website.