An Evening with Jan Sikl and Ivan Passer
Monday, March 9, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following film:
Daddy and Lili "Marlene"
2007. Czech Republic. Directed by Jan Sikl. The daughter of a prosperous German farmer in Sudetenland, Lili Saisser set her sights on the glitter of Prague, marrying an oral surgeon and living among cosmopolitan society. This episode is based on the childhood memories of Lili's daughter Eva, centering on her parents' strained marriage and the difficulties that ethnic German citizens faced in Czechoslovakia during the war. Richly evocative and intimate, the episode is enlivened by snapshots of a family trip to Nazi Berlin in 1934; home-movie footage of a playful but revealing burlesque farce; and erotic images of the vivacious, but ever self-absorbed, Lili. In Czech; English subtitles. 52 min.
Jan Sikl opens the exhibition of his Czech film series Private Century with a screening of the episode Daddy and Lili "Marlene," followed by a conversation with Ivan Passer.
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