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The Glass Room Teaser

The Glass Room, a new film by director Julius Sevcik, is entering the final stage of postproduction.

The lead roles feature a number of international and Czech stars such as Carice van Houten, Hanna Alström and Claes BangAlexandra Borbély, Roland Møller, Karel Roden, Martin Hofmann, Karel Dobrý, Zuzana Fialová and VladimírPolívka.

Adapted from British author Simon Mawer’s acclaimed novel inspired by the dramatic events of the 20thcentury and the birth of an iconic architectural gem, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, the film tells a story of love, friendship and life-shaping decisions.This extensive project has taken almost ten years from the initial idea to completion.

"The Glass Room is adapted from a novel by Simon Mawer that maps the 20th century history of Czechoslovakia while telling three love stories featuring characters who lived in the Tugendhat villa over the course of the decades. We tried to keep both these dimensions in the film,"says director Julius Ševčík. "We drew inspiration from classic movies like The English Patient and from conceptual love stories like In the Mood for Love. The Glass Room is an intricate portrayal of a love story against the backdrop of history,"the director adds.

The film’s main protagonists are Liesel Landauer and her friend Hana.Two women linked by a lifelong relationship and an exceptional house built by an architect called Von Abt for Liesel and her husband Viktor.

“Everything that shapes the fates of Hana and Liesel is in some way linked to the villa and its glass room which, in the fictitious world of the film, is the work of a visionary architect called Von Abt,” says Rudolf Biermann, the film’s producer.“But the word room here means more than just part of a house.If our life plays out in a transparent glass space, we break away from established rules and customs,” the producer adds.

“The Glass Roomis about people who stepped out of lineThe fact that this is visible makes great courage necessary,” Karel Roden, who played Von Abt, said during the shooting.

"The first time I read the screenplay, I loved how the house was almost the main character of the story", says Carice van Houten. "Its glass room being a metaphor for transparency. Both in history as in emotion. In the villa there is nowhere to hide. Also I loved the fact that Hana is a very modern woman, and that really resonated with me." 

“Liesel is full of hope, but she is also a very strong and, for her time, modern women, when we consider that the story begins in the mid 1930s,”says actress Hanna Alström.

“Hana and Liesel never stop believing in love, a love that gives them strength at key moments and ultimately gives meaning to their lives,” adds producer Rudolf Biermann. 

Simon Mawer’s novel The Glass Room became an international bestseller. It has been translated into dozens of languages and was nominated for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

The cast features Carice van Houten, a multi-award winner in her native Holland and celebrated internationally for her roles in Game of Thrones, Valkyrie, Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book, Black Butterflies and Dutch language features Love Life and The Happy Housewife. Her upcoming projects include the eighth and final series of Game of Thrones and independent feature Instinct. She is currently filming Temple, a darkly comic thriller series for Sky Atlantic in which she stars alongside Mark Strong. 

Hanna Alström is known to Czech audiences from the two sequels to the successful action comedy Kingsman.

Another female role was taken by Slovak-born Alexandra Borbélyová, who received the 2017 European Film Award for Best Actress for her role in Body and Soul, which took the Golden Bear at the Berlinale.

Claes Bang received the 2017 European Film Award for Best Actor for his role in The Square, which won the Palme D’Or at the Cannes film festival. His latest role is in a film adaptation of David Lagercrantz’s international bestseller Girl in a Spider’s Web, in which he played one of the adversaries of the heroine referred to in the film’s name.

Danish actor Roland Møller played the lead in Land of Mine, a Danish film nominated for an Oscar for best foreign film in 2017.Møller is also known from the thriller Atomic Blonde and has now completed Lyrebird, where he has one of the lead roles alongside Guy Pearce.

The film is edited the renowned Polish editor Jaroslaw Kaminski, who edited the Oscar-winning movie Ida and the last film by Paweł Pawlikowski Cold War, which competed for the Palme d’Or at Cannes.Kaminski graduated from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He has won Polish Orel film awards several times and a Los Angeles Movie Award for his work on Bikini Blue

The Glass Room is a production by Rudolf Biermann’s IN Film, which has produced Czech box-office hits such as Holiday MakersI Served the King of EnglandNovel for Men and the drama Masaryk, winner of 12 Czech Lion awards.Co-producers are Czech Television, Igor Rattaj’s Investito and Slovak TV channel JOJ.The film is made with financial support from the City of Brno and JET Investment.Production of the film was supported by the Czech Republic’s film incentives scheme under the Czech Film Fund.The film also received support under the MEDIA subprogramme of Creative Europe.The film is partnered by Hotel Emblem and its official transport firm is Czech Airlines.

Premiere is scheduled for spring 2019 and will be distributed by Bioscop.

 

 

Interpreter's success in Warsaw

Interpreter's success in Warsaw

The Interpreter was awarded 4th times on 16th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival in categories: Best film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor - Jiri Menzel

 

Another Awards for The Interpreter!!!

Another Awards for The Interpreter!!!

In 3rd Slemani International Film Festival in Iraq The Interpreter was awarded for The Best Screenplay Feature Film. And the week ago in Festival Cinema Nador in Morocco both actors Peter Simonischek and Jiří Menzel recieved the Award for the best actor.

The Interpreter's award

The Interpreter's award

In the 34th Haifa International Film Festival (September 22-October 1), The Interpreter was awarded in Category:

Best Film - between Israeli and Jewish Identity Competition

The Glass Room shooting completed

The Glass Room shooting completed

The star cast has been joined by other respected film artists – the editor of Ida and an Oscar-nominated composer.

 

Shooting of The Glass Room ended in the last few days. Directed by Julius Sevcik, the film was adapted from British author Simon Mawer’s famous novel that was inspired by dramatic events of the 20th century and by the birth of an iconic architectural gem – the Tugendhat Villa in Brno. The lead roles feature a number of European and Czech stars such as Carice van Houten, Hanna Alström and Claes Bang, Karel Roden and Karel Dobrý.

The Glass Room is a production by Rudolf Biermann’s IN Film, which has produced Czech box-office hits such as Holiday Makers, I Served the King of England, Novel for Men and the drama Masaryk, winner of 12 Czech Lion awards. Co-producers are Czech Television, Igor Rattaj’s firm Investito and Slovak TV channel JOJ. The film is made with financial support from the City of Brno. Production of the film was supported by the Czech Republic’s film incentives scheme under the Czech Film Fund. The film also received support under the MEDIA subprogramme of Creative Europe. The film is partnered by Hotel Emblem and its official transport provider is Czech Airlines

Simon Mawer’s novel The Glass Room became an international bestseller. It has been translated into dozens of languages and was nominated for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

As an adaptation of this novel, the film tells a story about people and how their lives, loves and friendships were affected by the dramatic events of the 20th century. The fates of Liesl and Viktor Landauer, their friends, staff and the remarkable architect Von Abt are framed by the creation of one of the most original modernist buildings in Europe, a place of stormy love affairs and betrayal.

The cast features Carice van Houten, celebrated for her roles in Game of Thrones, the wartime drama Valkyrie, Paul Verhoeven’s award-winning Black Book and her Dutch-language work including Love Life, The Happy Housewife and Black Butterflies. 

Hanna Alström is known to Czech audiences from the two of the successful Kingsman series of action comedies.

Another female role went to Slovak-born Alexandra Borbély, who took the 2017 European Film Award for best actress for her role in On Body and Soul, winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival.

Claes Bang won the 2017 European Film Award for best actor for his role in The Square, which took the Palme D’Or at the Cannes film festival. His latest role is in a film adaptation of David Lagercrantz’s international bestseller The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

Danish actor Roland Møller is known from the thriller Atomic Blonde and has just completed Lyrebird, where he has one of the lead roles alongside Guy Pearce.

The Czech and Slovak actors are among their countries’ most renowned stars: Karel Roden, Jana Plodková, Karel Dobrý, Marián Mitaš, Zuzana Fialová and Martin Hoffmann.

The film’s editor will be the renowned Polish editor Jaroslaw Kaminski, who edited the Oscar-winning movie Ida and the latest film by Paweł Pawlikowski Cold War, which was honoured at Cannes. Jaroslaw Kaminski graduated from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He has won Polish Orel film awards several times and a Los Angeles Movie Award for his work on Bikini Blue.

The music for The Glass Room will be composed by Spanish composer Javier Navarrete, nominated for an Oscar for the music to Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro.

The Czech-Slovak co-production’s premiere is scheduled for spring 2019 and will be distributed by Bioscop

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Film Masaryk coming soon at cinema!

New scene from the film Masaryk!

We publish scene from the film Masaryk, which will be exclusively listed at the Lucerna cinema just on 25. 12. to 31. 12. 2016

 

Special Screening of Masaryk

Tickets to an exclusive screening of the film Masaryk 25.12 - 12.31 2016 at Lucerna cinema!
Don't be shy and buy your tickets now!

Tickets for sale here:
http://www.kinolucerna.cz/klient-263/kino-68/stranka-2745/film-119727

 

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Masaryk Conference

Julius Sevcik’s new film MASARYK, which deals with one stage in the life of diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk, is coming to cinemas on 9 March 2017.

The lead character of Masaryk is played by Karel Roden, an exceptional Czech actor in one of his best career roles. The cast is full of leading Czech actors playing real historical figures: Oldrich Kaiser as President Benes, Jiri Vyoralek as Konrad Henlein and Robert Jaskowa as Emanuel Moravec. Czech model Eva Herzigova makes a return to Czech cinema in the role of one of Masaryk’s lovers. There are also roles for Emilia Vasaryova, Zuzana Kronerova and Martin Hoffman.

Masaryk is a Czech-Slovak production by Rudolf Biermann’s IN Film and features a number of European actors.  The psychiatrist Stein is played by German actor and writer Hanns Zischler, who appeared in Spielberg’s famous drama Munich.   Others appear as prominent figures on the political and cultural scenes of the day: the writer and later Masaryk’s fiancée Marcia Davenport is played by Spanish actress Arly Jover (Blade, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo); prime minister Neville Chamberlain by British actor Paul Nicholas; British foreign secretary Lord Halifax by Dermot Crowley (Babel, Luther TV series, Raw); and French foreign minister Bonnet by Milton Welsh (Grand Hotel Budapest, The Ghost Writer).

The film is co-produced by Czech Television. Other co-producers are RTVS: Slovak Radio and Television and ZDF and Arte.

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