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In Conversation with the Czech Screenwriter Petr Jarchovský

Monday, 11 November 2019, 7 – 9pm

In Conversation with the Czech Screenwriter Petr Jarchovský

A seminar organised by the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies in association with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Dublin.

Petr Jarchovský (b. 1966), is a leading Czech screenwriter. He studied screenwriting and dramaturgy at FAMU, the Film Academy in Prague, in 1987-1991. Since then he has written scripts for some fifteen feature films, as well as several television films and series. Petr often cooperates with his friend and fellow FAMU student, director Jan Hřebejk. Together they have created, for example, Cosy Dens (Pelíšky, 1999) – one of the most popular films of all time with Czech audiences; the Oscar-nominated Divided We Fall (Musíme si pomáhat, 2000); Up and Down (Horem pádem, 2004) – winner of four Czech Lions, including screenplay; and the Slovak-language The Teacher (Učitelka, 2016).

Petr, who has also been teaching screenwriting at FAMU, will discuss his most important films, as well as the various aspects of his work in this "in conversation" event. In addition, as in the month of his visit we are marking the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the fall of Communism, Petr will share his thoughts on the challenges of filmmaking before and after 1989.

Please register for this event here.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free but registration is required.
Contact Name: Dr Jana van der Ziel Fischerova

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