category 1968: 50 Years After

V.O.

Czech

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Romanian, English

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České studentské revolty

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23 March, 18:30, Cinema Elvire Popesco

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: protagoniștilor Karel Kovanda și Monika MacDonagh-Pajerová

24 March, 10:00, ARCUB

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: protagoniștilor Karel Kovanda și Monika MacDonagh-Pajerová

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For most of the Romanian public, the Prague spring has a mythical aura that is all the more alluring because of the dearth of information that reached the country in 1968, filtered through the newly-installed Ceaușescu regime, which built its initial international reputation around its maverick opposition to the Soviet invasion. This documentary diptych commissioned ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Prague spring presents the events from the inside, through details offered by those who participated in and, in effect, created it. Familiar types, former bohemian East European youths of the 60s now turned adults, mostly intellectual, tell the story of those times with the cool distance and acceptance of those who lived through major historical events.

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