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Opening Night of The CS Film Festival WA – The Hastrman


Thu 22 Nov 2018, 6:15pm–9:00pm

Where: Luna Palace Cinemas, 155 Oxford Street, Leederville, Western Australia

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • Cost: $35.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: csa1

Opening Night Event

We would love to invite you for The Opening Night of the festival. We will celebrate the 4th Czech and Slovak Film Festival of WA and more importantly the 100 years’ anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia and more than 100 years of Czech and Slovak brotherhood.

Join us on 22nd November for a screening of a great movie The Hastrman, a love thriller and mysterious drama about Hastrman—a traditional Czech creature—a water spirit. There will be a complimentary drink on arrival, Czech and Slovak finger food and music for you to enjoy! The event begins at 6:15pm, the movie will be screened at 6:45pm.

The Hastrman
In this adaptation of Miloš Urban's celebrated novel, comes the most invigorating fractured fairy tale of the Hastrman. It is an amazing and thought provoking directing debut of Ondřej Havelka, who is both a renowned Czech jazz singer and actor. Spanning centuries, myths, and legends The Hastrman reveals the tale of a strange nobleman returning after years abroad to a small Bohemian village in the beginning of 19th century. The nobleman, Baron de Caus, who is fantastically and truly played by a charismatic Karel Dobrý, feels closer to an animal despite looking like a human. He is a Hastrman—a water spirit. Water is his element.

He loves it, understands it and communicates with it. He needs water not only to sustain his life, but also to gain superhuman strength and dexterity. In this romantic, fantastical, yet ironic story, love to the free-spirited Katynka (Zuzana Zmrzlá) brings Hastrman unexpected happiness with an agonizing dilemma: whether to remain a wild creature or to cross the boundaries and get closer to become a human. Vivid and earthy folklore of local villagers brings authenticity to pagan folkways, yet the story ends in present times.

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