• A Country Teacher

    A Country Teacher


    Dir: Bohdan Slama. Czech-Ger-Fr. 2008. 113mins.A bittersweet comedy about a gay teacher hiding out in a country school, Bohdan Slama’s follow-up to his award-winning Something Like Happiness feels slightly old-fashioned, going over ground that has already been dealt with in other films. The kind of gay ...

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    Film Movement takes domestic rights to The Country Teacher


    Film Movement has picked up North American rights to Bohdan Slama's Czech drama The Country Teacher and will release in 2009.The film follows a gay teacher whose jealous ex-boyfriend causes trouble when he arrives in town. Pavel Liksa and Zuzana Bydzovska star.Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein negotiated the deal with ...

  • 'Ice Mother' wins big at Czech Lion Awards

    'Ice Mother' wins big at Czech Lion Awards


    Bohdan Sláma’s later-life romance takes home six awards including Best Film. 

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    Negativ lines up shoots for Country Teacher and Protektor


    Reflecting the recent upswing in Czech producers' fortunes, Prague-based independent production outfit Negativ has revealed further details of a bulging development slate. Negativ representatives have been in Rotterdam this week attending CineMart with new project Country Teacher by Bohdan Slama. The $1.7m feature, already supported by Pallas Film in German, ...

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    Venice Film Festival reviews


    Click to see full reviewCompetitionAchilles And The Tortoise (Takeshi Kitano)L'Autre (Patrick Mario Bernard, Pierre Trividic)Birdwatchers(Marco Bechis)The Burning Plain (Guillermo Arriaga) Giovanni's Father (Pupi Avati)The Hurt Locker (Kathryn Bigelow)Il Seme Della Discordia (Pappi Corsicato) Inju, The Beast In The Shadow (Barbet Scroeder)Inland (Tariq Teguia)Jerichow (Christian Petzold)A Perfect Day (Ferzan Ozpetek)Milk (Semih ...

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    Venice Days premieres include Aprahamian's Broken Lines


    Czech director Bohdan Slama's A Country Teacher (VenkovskyUcitel) will have its international premiere at this year's Venice Dayssidebar, which is heavy on European and Eastern European films in thisyear's edition.A Country Teacher, sold by Wild Bunch, tells the story of a brilliantprofessor who moves to the Bohemian countryside in order ...

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    Zelenka's The Karamazovs named Best Film at Czech Lions


    Petr Zelenkawas the big winner at this year's Czech academy awards, taking home three Lions for his film The Karamazovs at the March 7 ceremony. In addition to winning Best Film and Best Director, the adaptation of Dostoevsky's play was also named Best Feature by Czech film critics.The Karamazovs was ...

  • Features

    Rotterdam - History of a Project


    A look at two recent projects to have been showcased at CineMart.COUNTRY TEACHERDirector: Bohdan SlamaProducer: Pavel Strnad, Negativ Film ProductionsCountry: Czech RepublicThis was the second time a project by Czech director Slama had been selected for CineMart. His second feature, Something Like Happiness, was presented in 2003 and had a ...

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    Cinemart to present 46 projects to 800 partners


    The world's largestco-production market, Rotterdam'sCinemart, has announced its line-up for the 24th edition, which will run fromJan 28 to Feb 1, 2007.A total of 46 projects - upone from last year's tally of 45 - have been selected to present to an internationalaudience of up to 800 buyers, sales agents, ...

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    Who's Afraid Of The Wolf named Best Feature in Plzen


    An international jury led by Czech scriptwriter Milena Jelinek awarded the Golden Kingfisher to Maria Prochazkova’s film Who’s Afraid Of The Wolf atthe 22nd Finale festival of Czech film in Plzen.