The Czechoslovak Nationality Classroom at the University of Pittsburgh

In Cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic




Three Films from the 2018 Czech That Film Series at the University of Pittsburgh
Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Room 1500


Films are free and open to the public with subtitles in English



Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Directed by Jan Svěrák, 2017, 111 min.

Set in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation, a young boy opens up a world of trouble when he inadvertently reveals that his father has been listening to resistance broadcasts from London.  Director Jan Svěrák received the 2018 Czech Lion Film Fan Award for this film.


masaryk – masaryk

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Directed by Julius Ševčík, 2016, 114 min.

Based on the true story of Czech diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk the son of Czechoslovakia’s founding father Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk.  Set just before WW II, Jan desperately tries to save his homeland from Nazi occupation. This film was nominated for over 20 awards including 12 prestigious Czech Lion Awards.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Directed by Jan Hřebejk, 2017, 130 min.

This story takes place in the early 40s during German occupation when three young women and two children await the return of the imprisoned husbands and fathers from Nazi concentration camps.  A family friend and doctor watches over the women forced into a family union by the war.