March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Country: CZECH REPUBLIC
Run Time: 100 minutes
Hana and Emil have an uneven relationship. Hana is a queen of the silver screen, enjoying all the perks of life as an actress, and Emil is a mediocre radio news personality…and jealous husband. However, it is the late 1930s on the eve of Hitler's occupation of Czechoslovakia and Hana is Jewish. Suddenly, the tables are turned on their respective public lives. Hana is forced to hide at home disguising her ethnicity while Emil has been identified as a rising star by the local SS liaison who is keeping tabs on the information that is released on the radio broadcasts. To find something to do with her time, Hana sneaks through the basement of her building to the movie theater next door. There she befriends Petr, the theater operator. Emil has promised to be Hana's protector but they seem to be traveling on trajectories away from each other, in both their marriage and everyday activities. To complicate matters, there has been an assassination attempt on the SS Deputy Protector and Emil becomes a prime suspect. Visually rich and highly stylized, PROTEKTOR is a haunting period drama. (In Czech with subtitles) – C.C.P.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 9:15 AM
Friday, March 26, 2010 at 11:30 AM
Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 4:25 PM
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Marek Najbrt graduated from Charles University with a degree in social sciences. He also graduated from the Prague film school FAMU.
"Champions" (2004) – 29th CIFF, PROTEKTOR (2009)