Gene Siskel Film Center presents Czech That Film in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago and the Czech Center in New York. Provocative premieres and prizewinners make up this series of four recent films.
The series opens with THE ICING, the latest film by prolific auteur Jan Hrebejk, who brings a trademark satirical bent to this battle-of-the-sexes comedy featuring a runaway wedding party on a bender in a rural bar. Andrea Sedlácková‘s FAIR PLAY is a coming-of-age drama dealing with the sensitive subject of athletic doping. Two popular actors debut first features as directors: Jirí Mádl puts the making of a home video opus at the center of TO SEE THE SEA, and Ondrej Sokol returns to his hometown as the setting for his wry mystery/comedy KRÁSNO.
Mádl, who began his career acting in teen comedies and went on to become one of the Czech Republic’s most beloved young stars, appears in person on Tuesday, June 23, for audience discussion with our second screening of TO SEE THE SEA. Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 164 N. State Street | Chicago