Visegrad Group films to screen in Rīga

Films from the Visegrad Group countries - Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia - are to be screened from November 21 to November 23 at the Splendid Palace cinema in Rīga. 

The Visegrad Group film days feature four movies about people who have changed the world, said Krystyna Barkowska from the Polish Embassy in an interview with Latvian Television's Rīta panorāma.

Schedule:

November 21, 6 p.m. - Bogowie (Gods, 2014) by Łukasz Palkowski traces the story of a Polish surgeon who carried complicated heart operations in the 80s. 

November 22, 6 p.m. - Nem Tűntem El (I am not gone, 2014) by Dávid Spáh - centered around a Hungarian pharmacist who was also a very original thinker - and November 23 at 6 p.m. will see the screening of Sila ľudskosti-Nicholas Winton (The Power of Good, 2002) by Matej Minac about a young English stockbroker who helped save the lives of 669 children.

While the Visegrad Group film days will conclude with Občan Havel (Citizen Havel, 2007) about the former Czech president Vaclav Havel. 

Barkowska said that the film was made for a long time.

"One of Havel's friends walked with him holding a camera and within 13 years made a documentary," she said, adding that "the real Havel as a human, a politician, as father, as husband" is seen in the movie.

The films are screened with English subtitles.

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