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This is “The Night of The Festival” event, a 2020 alternative of the Opening Night, so come and enjoy the festive atmosphere, free drinks and amazing Czech/Slovak stylish finger food, accompanied with a great film and unique music performance after the screening.

Slovak with ENGLISH Subtitles

The film Amnesty is inspired by true events of the 1989 Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution and Václav Havel’s controversial release of 23,000 prisoners. The film does not celebrate nor criticize the revolution, Václav Havel or the amnesty but it brings on the spotlight the complexity of the whole transformation and the chaos of those days.

This dramatic story of three families takes place during the major social changes brought about by the collapse of communism and the creation of democratic Czechoslovakia. Their fates are linked by the newly elected president Havel’s general pardon, which was supposed to give people a new chance and the violent rebellion in Leopoldov, a top security prison in Slovakia. The dynamics of the film is supported by the depth of its characters who have different perspectives on freedom, communism and the Secret Police.

Despite the fact that the newly gained freedom was exciting and heady, the weight of ubiquitous chaos and the aftermaths of then decisions were often unpleasant. Come to see a critically acclaimed film in an outdoor cinema in Sunken Gardens, UWA.

Rating - 15+

The Sunken Garden, UWA

35 Stirling Highway Perth WA 6009, Australia

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Organiser Information

Martina Tlamsova
Czech and Slovak Association of WA

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Refunds up to 3 days before the event