FC Roma

Echoes of Jihlava Film Festival

October 24, 2017 , 7:00 PM

[1st Floor]

A chronicle of the FC Roma football club, whose members have to persuade the other - “gadjo” - teams in the third league to play against them, transforms into an excursion through the various types of everyday Czech xenophobia. The filmmakers’ inconspicuous, observational approach gives a voice to the charismatic coaches, who, with a healthy ironic worldview, comment on a society that gives them virtually no chance. The dialogue of the various protagonists is the most prominent feature of this stirring, yet hopeless sounding documentary. Racism proves to be absurd, often unintentionally comical, but often also chilling.

FC Roma (2016), directors: Tomáš Bojar and Rozálie Kohoutová, run time: 76 minutes, origin: Czech Republic.

Ji.hlava International Film Festival is the largest event of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe, celebrating a creative documentary film. Ji.hlava pays tribute to courage and risk in the human spirit, highlighting documentaries with significant topics as artwork.

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first come, first served basis. For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit www.czechcenter.com.

Organized by: Czech Center NY