Ponrepo in Art: Restored jewels of Czech film 2020


March 10 2020

Tuesday March 10 2020 3:30 PM

3:30 PM

The Cremator

Kopfrkingl enjoys his job at a crematorium in Czechoslovakia in the late 1930s. He likes reading the Tibetan book of the dead, and espouses the view that cremation relieves earthly suffering. At a reception, he meets Reineke, with whom he fought for Austria in the first World War. Reineke convinces Kopfrkingl to emphasize his supposedly German heritage, including sending his timid son to the German school. Reineke then suggests that Kopfrkingl's half-Jewish wife is holding back his advancement in his job.
in Czech with English subtitles

Spalovač mrtvol




96 min

Directed by


March 9 2020

Monday March 9 2020 8:30 PM

8:30 PM

Distant Journey

The terrible effect of the Nazis upon a single Jewish family provides the basis for this drama. The family cannot handle the strain and gradually breaks up. Interspliced within the film are newsreel clips of angry crowds, and scenes of horror.
in Czech with English subtitles

Daleká cesta




108 min

Directed by

Monday March 9 2020 6:00 PM

6:00 PM


Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, returning to her father's house. One day while bathing in the lake she meets a young man and they fall in love. The husband has become grief stricken at the loss of his young bride, and fate brings him together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him.
in German with Czech subtitles





83 min

Directed by


March 8 2020

Sunday March 8 2020 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Dinner for Adele

When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing against his greatest enemy - the Gardener, who supposedly died years ago in a swamp...
in Czech with English subtitles

Adéla ještě nevečeřela




102 min

Directed by