Screening of Colette, 5 May 2015
The film "Colette", made in 2013 is a Czech-Slovak and Dutch co-production and is based on Czech author Arnošt Lustig's autobiographical novel A Girl from Antwerp. Lustig, holds a special place in the history of twentieth century Czech literature. A survivor of three separate concentration camps who escaped from a train bound to a fourth (Dachau) after an American fighter-plane blew up its engine, Lustig immediately returned to his native Prague to help fight in the 1945 uprising against the Nazis in the ancient city.
Lustig sets this boy-meets-girl love story set against the backdrop of one of the most absurdly violent locations imaginable, namely, Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The film will be shown on Tuesday 5 May from 6:00 pm at the European Parliament Office, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Attendance free. Registration required: Tel (01) 605.79.00 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.
original version with English subtitles