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artist talk & film and book analysis

Acclaimed British novelist and screenwriter David Mitchell will talk about the film adaptation of his famous novel Cloud Atlas. During a discussion moderated by Ondrej Pavlik, Mitchell will present excerpts from the film and elaborate on what were the challenges of adapting his book (deemed “unfilmable” by many) for the big screen. The event organized by Book World Prague & Cinergy will take place in the Pritomnost cinema on Sunday, September 26th. It will be held in English without translation. Questions from the audience will be encouraged. 

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David Mitchell is an acclaimed British novelist and screenwriter. His first novel, Ghostwritten, was published in 1999. Since then, Mitchell has published eight novels in total, two (number9dream and Cloud Atlas) of them shortlisted for Man Booker Prize. Cloud Atlas has been successfully adapted for the big screen in 2012 (directed by the Wachowski siblings and Tom Tykwer), with Mitchell as one of the screenwriters. Mitchell’s collaboration with Lana Wachowski continues – he’s the author of the screenplay for Matrix: Resurrections, which will be released this December.

Ondřej Pavlík is a film critic, contributor to the magazine Cinepur and an internal PhD student at the Institute of Film and Audiovisual Culture at the Faculty of Arts at Masaryk University in Brno. He is currently completing his research on Czech film criticism in the digital era. In addition, he teaches semester courses on global artistic cinema and film ecocriticism. He worked as a dramaturge of the original student project Audiovize and now Ondřej Pavlík works externally with the Karlovy Vary IFF.

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