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Made in Prague Film Festival

Jan Nemec Retrospective

Stylized semi-autobiographical reflections based on Nemec‘s imaginary dialogue with his mother and inspired by Kafka’s A Letter to his Father. Casting Karel Roden as his alter ego Němec contemplates the major events of the 20th century and his personal life while travelling by tram around Prague. With a star-studded cast including president Václav Havel, Eric Clapton, Marta Kubišová and Saul Zaents, this is a film full of originality and poetry. Winner at the 2001 Locarno Film Festival.

Jan Nemec, CZ 2001, 69’

Cast: Jan Nemec, Karel Roden, Zuzana Stivinova, Ester Krumbachova


Screening with the short film

Mother and Son

A short film about complicity and violence exploring the idea that everybody needs love. Nemec focuses on the relationship between a doting mother and her unloveable son, a cop. Grand Prix at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.

Jan Nemec, G/NDL 1967, 11‘

Cast: Peter Straub, Carla de la Carança, Miroslav Dohnal, Eduard Hrubes

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Running time
69 mins
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