Burning Bush

  • Pt. 1
    Sat Oct 4
    7:00
  • Pt. 2
    Sat Oct 4
    10:00
  • Pt. 1
    Sun Oct 5
    4:30
  • Pt. 2
    Sun Oct 5
    7:45
Burning Bush

One admission price for both parts, which can be seen on one day or over the course of two.

director:
Agnieszka Holland
cast:
Tatiana Pauhofov√°, Jaroslava Pokorn√°

After opening on the sacrifice of Jan Palach, a student from Prague who set himself on fire in protest against the 1969 Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia, Burning Bush continues to explore Palach’s legacy and the fight for freedom in both personal and public realms, through the story of Dagmar Buresova, the lawyer who risked representing Palach’s family in a trial against a Communist politician. With director Agnieszka Holland’s personal experiences studying in Prague at the time of the protests, and her previous work on acclaimed HBO shows such as The Wire, the film maintains an authenticity and subtlety in depicting a nation’s struggle between resistance and resignation. “On the whole, Burning Bush is an absorbing docudrama that maintains a gratifying equilibrium between hope and cynicism.” (A.V. Club)

Cosponsored with Cornell Institute for European Studies

website: kinolorber.com

format
DCP color
runtime
Part 1: 2 hours 40 minutes
Part 2: 1 hour 20 minutes
release year/country
2014 Czech Republic
subtitled