Hyde Park Picture House

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THE PARTY AND THE GUESTS & MOTHER AND SON (35MM) | LIFF2017

Time
On 7th November - 3.45 PM
Other showings
From 7th November - 7th November
Duration
82mins
Year
1966/1967
Synopsis:

Banned for many years in its native Czechoslovakia, Jan Němec’s The Party and the Guests is a darkly comic and surreal satire of authoritarianism and a stark warning about the dangers of blind conformity. A picnic in the woods is brusquely interrupted by an impish and menacing figure who first interrogates the group before leading them to a birthday party at a nearby lake where the host and guests behave bizarrely. Screening with Němec’s short film Mother and Son, an absurdist tale about an adoring mother and her sadistic son.

Presented as part of a selection of Jan Němec films in partnership with the Czech Centre in London. The selection also includes: Diamonds of the Night & Loaf of Bread, and The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street & The Oratorio for Prague.

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This screening is part of the Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF). LIFF will be taking over the Picture House and a host of other venues across Leeds from the 1st – 16th November. For full details of the festival, and to book tickets in advance, visit  leedsfilmcity.com

TICKETS: £7 full price, £6 concessions

Advance tickets can be also be purchased from the city centre box office at Leeds Town Hall, and will be available to buy directly from the Hyde Park Picture House on the day of the performance.

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