The Embassy of the Czech Republic will screen director Martin Frič's Čapek's Tales (Čapkovy povídky) on September 29, at 6 pm. The film is based on Karel Čapek's detective stories from the late 1920s collected in two volumes, Tales from One Pocket and Tales from the Other Pocket, together known as the Tales from Two Pockets. Demonstrating his diverse writing, Čapek was interested in criminology and criminal psychology, depicting ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Exploring Čapek's quest for truth, the director chose to focus on five such tales: "Released on Parole," "The Case Involving the Baby," "The Ballard of Juraj Cup," "The Stolen Documents," and "The Last Judgement." Put on your sleuth's hat for an investigative evening of detective dramas. (1947, 97 min., Czech with English subtitles)
About the director:
Martin Frič (1902-1968) was a well-known Czech film director whose films are still very popular among Czech audience. Some of his most renowed works that are broadcasted every year during Christmas season include Good Soldier Švejk, Revizor, Emperor's Baker - The Baker's Emperor, The Princess with the Golden Star and Dařbuján and Pandrhola. He was appointed the National Artist in 1965. He took his life on August 26, 1968, a few days after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia had begun.
Date: September 29, 6 pm
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008
ight refreshments follow the event.
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