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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:

In cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

original version with English subtitles