2017 V4 Central European Film Festival (V4FF)

The Visegrád Group and INFINE organize every year, from June to August,  the V4 Central European Film Festival, featuring 4 recent movies in 10 venues all around Taiwan (Chinese and English subtitles, free of charge entrance). The purpose of the V4 Central European Film festival is to contribute to the awareness of the V4 countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) in Taiwan.


🇨🇿  CZECH REPUBLIC

Enjoy-Poster-BigI Enjoy the World with You (S tebou mě baví svět)
Tchecoslovakia, 1982, Comedy, 82 min
Directed by Marie Polednáková
Rating: G

Three middle-aged go for a vacation into the mountains with their children. How will they cope with their youngsters every-day needs without their wives? The film was awarded as the best Czech comedy ever made.
In Czech with English and Chinese subtitles. Trailer


🇭🇺  HUNGARIAN PROGRAM

Fever at Dawn (Hajnali Láz)
Directed by Péter Gárdos
2015, Hungary, Drama, 114 min
Hungarian with English and Chinese subtitles
Rating: PG 13

In 1945, after having been freed from a concentration camp, the 25-year-old Hungarian man, Miklós is being treated at a Swedish hospital. The doctors diagnose him with a severe lung disease and tell him that he has no more than six months to live. But he refuses to give up, wants to find a wife with whom he can start a new life, and sends letters to 117 Hungarian girls who are also being treated in Sweden. One of the girls is 19-year-old Lili, who likes Miklós’s letter, and they start corresponding.Based on a true story. Trailer.


🇵🇱  POLISH PROGRAM

Sir Thaddeus (Pan Tadeusz)
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
1999, Poland, Drama, 125 minutes
Polish with English and Chinese subtitles
Rating: PG-13

Pan Tadeusz is based on the eponymous epic poem by Polish poet, writer and philosopher Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855). As in the poem, conflict between the Soplica and Horeszko families serves as a backdrop for discussion of issues of Polish national unity and the struggle for independence. In the early 1810s, Poles, part of Russia’s client state of Lithuania, think independence will come if they join forces with Napoleon when he invades Russia. This unity of purpose, in one district, is undermined by two families, feuding since the head of one shot the head of the other twenty years before. There are hopes of a reconciliation through a marriage of Pan Tadeusz, a Soplica, whose father, the murderer, is in hiding somewhere, and Zosia, a teen-aged girl, a Horeszko who lives in the household of Pan’s uncle. Trailer


🇸🇰  SLOVAK PROGRAM

The Pandas
2013, Slovakia, Animation, 11 min
Directed by Matúš Vizár
Language: Musical Film
Rating: G

After millions of generations pandas have a good chance of becoming another extinct species. But one day, an all too active primate called the human being found them and they became a pawn in man’s game. Trailer

Broken-PosterThe Broken Promise (Nedodrzaný slub)
2009, Slovakia, Drama, 129 minutes
Directed byJiří Chlumský
Language: Slovak, with English and Chinese subtitles
Rating: PG-13

A true story of a Jewish boy Martin, talented soccer player, has to make a risky lifetime decisions in order to survive in WWII. When he sees his family is taken to Poland one by one he voluntarily goes to working camp, where he finds out that he is not safe anywhere. Trailer


VENUES

Note: venue details and screening schedules will be provided soon on this page.

Keelung
Keelung Sigma (National Ocean University)

Taipei
Woolloomooloo. Schedule to be confirmed
National Taiwan University. June

New Taipei
National Central University, Chungli. June 15 – July 3

Changhwa
Lecture Theatre. Schedule to be confirmed

Taichung
Shalu Film Odeum. July

Chiayi
National Chung Cheng University. July
25×40 Art Space. Schedule to be confirmed

Kaohsiung
Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages. June

Taitung
Taitung Theatre. August


CREDITS

Organiser
Infine Art and Culture Exchange (INFINE)
Visegrád Group (Polish Presidency)

Co-organisers
Czech Economic and Cultural Office, Taipei
Hungarian Trade Office, Taipei
Slovak Economic and Cultural Office
Warsaw (Poland) Trade Office, Taipei

Sponsors
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan ROC

Partners
European Economic and Trade Office (EETO)
European Education Fair Taiwan (EEFT)
EU Centre in Taiwan (EUTW)

CinemaWorld (TV channel 82 on MOD)
International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT FM 100)
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