A Prominent Patient

Czech That Film Festival

July 26, 2018 , 7:00 pm

[1st Floor]

A Prominent Patient 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.

Directed by Julius Ševčík, 2016, 113 min, Czech Republic. With English subtitles.

Czech That Film Festival highlights the best recent Czech films through screenings and discussions with cast and crew across the US.

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit www.czechcenter.com.

Organized by: Czech Center NY