Czech That Film: Masaryk | Denver Film Society | Julius Ševcík

Czech That Film: Masaryk

Julius Ševcík

Biographical, Drama, History

CzechEnglish Subtitles113 min


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Saturday, April 21, 7:30pm
Masaryk is based on the true story of Czech diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk, the son of Czechoslovakia's founding father Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Set just before World War II breaks out, Jan serves as Czechoslovak Ambassador in London. He desperately tries to save his homeland from Nazi occupation, appealing to his French and British allies. Their betrayal is an ultimate slap in the face. Left without a nation, Jan flees to America, wanting to forget the world in a psychiatric ward. However, a German psychiatrist and a beautiful journalist encourage him to continue the fight to help his nation. The film was nominated for more than 20 awards. It took home 12 of the prestigious Czech Lion Awards in such categories as Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, to name a few.