The Joke (1969, Czechoslovakia)
AFG Film Club presents at The Club (AKUMB, 40 Tumanyan Str.)
September 6 – October 25, 2016 Program
PEARLS OF THE CZECH NEW WAVE
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 20:00
ZERT (The Joke)
1969, Czechoslovakia, 80 min, Drama, DVD
Director: Jaromil Jires
Stars: Josef Somr, Jana Dítetová, Ludek Munzar
Jaromil Jireš’s brilliant adaptation of Milan Kundera’s novel tells the fragmentary tale of a man expelled from the Communist Party because of a political joke. After “rehabilitation” in the mines and a stint in prison, he hatches a revenge plot against the former friend who betrayed him. Made near the end of the Czech New Wave, The Joke is acknowledged as one of its greatest works.
* Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.
* Films are screened in original language with English subtitles.
* Special thanks to the program supporters Khachatur Aloyan (USA), Larisa Loboda & Igor Khalatian (USA)