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North American Premiere

Shadow Country

Directed by Bohdan Sláma

Czech Republic | 135 minutes | 2020

Czech with English subtitles

Developed over a period of 14 years, this black-and-white epic is set against the turbulent tides of history and tells the tale of villagers on the Czech-German border living under the pressure of the epochal events of the 20th century. Shadow Country traces the story of this small village during its Nazi occupation, the expulsion of the Jewish community, and their post-war revenge on the Germans. The film portrays an account of how ordinary people respond to changing circumstances and directives with all their ideological and racial implications. It asks whether a person would give up and succumb to violence or despite all that is happening, be able to preserve their humanity.

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Bohdan Sláma graduated from the Prague Film School, FAMU. His feature debut The Wild Bees (2001) represented the Czech Republic at the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His follow-up feature, Something Like Happiness (2005), won seven Czech Lion Awards and Best Film at San Sebastián Film Festival.
Foreign Title Krajina ve stínu
Director Bohdan Sláma
Countries of Production Czech Republic
Year of Presentation 2020
Language(s) Czech with English subtitles
Premiere Status North American Premiere
Runtime 135 minutes
Principal Cast Magdaléna Borová, Cyril Drozda, Csongor Kassai
Award(s)

Best Film at Czech Film Critics' Awards

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