Dir. Petr Zelenka
Czech Republic/Poland 2008
Director Petr Zelenka will introduce The Karamazovs, a contemporary take on Dostoyevsky´s story voted the best Czech film of 2008 by the Czech Film Academy, and will answer questions after the screening. The film is the Polish-Czech co production.
7 November 2009, 8.30 pm
Prince Charles Cinema
7 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BY
Box Office: 0870 811 2559
Admission: ?5 (?3.50 concs.)
A Prague theatre company arrives in Krakow with a stage adaptation of Dostoyevsky?s The Brothers Karamazov to be presented in a local steelworks. As rehearsals progress, we observe story lines from the real world, of the cast and of a single worker who observes them. The issues of faith, immortality, and salvation cross borders as the film moves between its alternating perspectives. Focussing on the trial scenes, the film examines the subject of patricide, the complicity of the three younger Karamazovs and the supposedly illegitimate Smerdyakov.