Pics never screened in country to be featured at fest

London– British audiences are to get the chance to see a selection of Czech films never before screened in the country when a 12-stop cinema tour starts at the Glasgow Film Festival on Tuesday.

The eight-week tour, “Made in Prague,” organized by the Czech Film Center in cooperation with London’s Czech Center, presents four films that have neither been on British television or cinemas.

Working in association with Britain’s Picturehouse Cinemas, now in its third year, the tour is the biggest showcase of Czech cinema in the UK.

The films, all festival hits released in the past three years, include “The Karamazov Brothers,” Petr Zelenka’s film about a play within a play based on Fyodor Dostoevsky’s last novel; “Katka,” Helena Trestikova’s powerful documentary about a woman’s 14 year battle with drug addiction; Jaroslav Fuit’s debut “Twosome,” about the disintegration of a couple’s relationship as a third wheel disrupts their Scandinavian vacation; and “Protektor,” Marek Najbrt’s wartime collaboration drama.

Najbrt will be in Glasgow to open the film tour, which also visits university cities including Edinburgh, Cardiff, Bath, Oxford, Cambridge, London and other locations.

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