Oct 19, 2023

Get to Know Masaryk the Movie Way: on October 25th with “Some like it Czech”

Just 3 days before October 28th, Czechoslovak Independence Day, the “Some like it Czech” project wants you to meet a man who stood at the crossroads of Czech history. 

The enigmatic life story of Jan Masaryk, the son of the first Czechoslovak president and a former Czechoslovak Ambassador, will be introduced to you through an award-winning movie Masaryk with English subtitles and a knowledgeable introduction on October 25th.

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Have you ever held a 5000 Czech banknote and wondered about the distinguished figure staring back at you? It’s none other than T.G. Masaryk, the iconic first president of independent Czechoslovakia. Yet, the story doesn’t end here. Do you know the compelling story of his son, Jan Masaryk, and the enigmatic circumstances surrounding his life? 

Watch with Some like it Czech a compelling biopic Masaryk (2016, the trailer), following him during the late 1930s, at the height of his diplomatic career. Set against the backdrop of the Munich betrayal, this film paints a poignant portrait of the Czechoslovak Republic’s initial vulnerability and the challenges it faced on the brink of World War II.

Internationally renowned actor Karel Roden brilliantly portrays Masaryk as a boisterous bohemian who loved the presence of beautiful women, and also a son who never stopped fighting for his father’s legacy. 

Awarded with 12 prestigious Czech Lions awards, the movie artfully navigates the complexities of carrying the weight of your father’s presence, especially when he “gazes at you from every banknote.” Prepare for a visually stunning cinematic experience that immerses you in the life of a man whose death remains shrouded in mystery. 

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But there’s more to this screening than just the movie itself. In addition to the film with English subtitles, you can savor a signature drink and enjoy a witty and informative introduction that will provide you with valuable context for the story.

This event is also a perfect opportunity to connect with fellow expats, foreign exchange students, and avid Czech film enthusiasts who regularly attend the Czech screening series. You can also engage in direct conversations with the project’s founders to explore all things related to the Czech Republic and its rich culture. Come and experience this intriguing drama on October 25th at 20:30 at Aero cinema.

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If you want to know more about the event and the project itself, follow Some like it Czech on Instagram (@some_like_it_czech) or Facebook (@Somelikeitczech)

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