24/06/2011 07:54

CINEYOUTH: Talking with Jan Hrebejk, director of Kawasaki’s Rose

Today, beginning at 15h at The End café, visitors of the academic programme CineYouth will have an opportunity to talk with Jan Hrebejk, author of Kawasaki’s Rose. Jan Hrebejk is one of Check’s leading directors. After his first feature film, a retro-musical “Big Beat”, he started positioning himself as commercially successful and critically acclaimed director. His films brought him numerous awards in the Czech Republic and abroad. His feature “Divided We Fall” was an Academy Award nominee in Best Foreign Film category in 2001. Talking with Jan Hrebejk will last until 16h. Also participating in the discussion is Dubravka Lakic, selector for Cinema City.


Kawasaki’s Rose” is one family’s drama which sheds light on methods used by the secret police in order to discredit their opponents. The film also gives a solemn warning on the fact that human memory is not impeccable and that reminiscing of the events past often leads to individual misinterpretations. This is an exiting story of love, deceit, friendship and betrayal, having a structure of a documentary, thus describing that country’s past without using flashbacks. Excellent Czech actors certainly added to the overall atmosphere of the film.

Talking with Jan Hrebejk is a great introduction for today’s premiere of “Kawasaki’s Rose” at hall 5 of Arena Cineplex, beginning at 18h.