• Czech director screens movie in PH

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    Lenka Kny, director of the Czech-Mexican film Christmas Miracles in Prague is now in the Philippines to present her heart-warming contemporary romantic comedy to the Filipino audiences tonight at Greenbelt Cinema.

    The Czech-Mexican entry to Pelicula Pelikula: Spanish Film Festival 2015, Christmas Miracles in Prague (2013) tells of the story of two families that will travel from Mexico to Prague in hopes of receiving Christmas miracles from the iconic Sto. Niño de Prague (Infant Jesus of Prague)—the sister icon of the Philippines’ very own Sto. Niño de Cebu.

    It stars famous Mexican actress Aislinn Derbez and Dolores Heredia, alongside Czech movie stars Libuse Safrankova and Josef Abrham.

    Kny will be joined by her co-producer Ales Hudsky at the film screening tonight.

    Before the Spanish film fest, the duo along with Czech Ambassador to the Philippines Jarosalv Olsa Jr. brought the film to Cebu to open the regional leg of Cine Europa 18. It was chosen as the opening film given the closeness of the film’s subject to the hearts of the Cebuanos—the devotion to the Holy Infant Jesus.

    A forum was also organized by the Delegation of the European Union in the Philippines and the Arts Council of Cebu at the City Sports Club Cebu on October 10, where local Filipino filmmakers, students, faculty, producers and film enthusiasts interacted directly with the director and the producer.

    “I believe that the film’s topic—the statue of the infant Jesus and its purported miracles—is something that’s very close to the hearts of the Filipinos, given their love for the Sto. Niño de Ce-bu,” shared Ambassador Olsa in a press statement.

    The Spanish Film Festival is organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila. The film Christmas Miracles in Prague is co-presented by the Czech Embassy Manila and the Embassy of Mexico in the Philippines.

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