in collaboration with Czech Center New York
and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
MOTHER TERESA OF CATS
written and directed by Pawel Sala
Disappearing Act III
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 7:00 PM
Bohemian National Hall
at Czech Center New York
321 E 73rd St. (bet. 1st and 2nd Aves), New York, NY
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Mateusz Kosciukiewicz has the intense bearing of a cocky young man who thinks he's smarter than most, and his eyes can twinkle with mischief and shift abruptly to something deeply sinister.
- Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
Pawel Sala's MOTHER TERESA OF CATS is a gripping drama based on a true story of two adolescent boys who kill their mother, rendered vividly through carefully crafted reverse narration. Mateusz Kosciukiewicz and Lukasz Grabacz - sharing the award for Best Actor at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival - flawlessly carry the unsettling emotional and social baggage that leads to this brutal crime.
Launched as an annual event in 2009, Disappearing Act III, A Showcase of Current European Cinema, will run from April 6 to 14 in the recently opened digital cinema at Bohemian National Hall in Manhattan. The series features nineteen contemporary European films from Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The program presents a rare opportunity for American audiences to get a first look at some of the most successful films on the European festival circuit and among critics, along with special guests and often the filmmakers themselves.
Disappearing Act is curated and coproduced by Irena Kovarova; organized by the Czech Center New York and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia, the Consulate General of Sweden, the Consulate General of Switzerland, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Goethe-Institut New York, the Hungarian Cultural Center, Instituto Cervantes - The Cultural Center of Spain in New York, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Norwegian Consulate General, the Polish Cultural Institute New York, and with the support of the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, and the Slovak Film Institute. An official project of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture). Supported by EU delegation to the UN.
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