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We regret to inform you that the master class with Jessica Hausner, scheduled to take place on Saturday at 8:00 PM at Kino Světozor, has been cancelled due to illness.


 We are actively seeking a new date for the director's visit and will inform you soon.▶︎ The screening of Club Zero at 6:00 PM will proceed as planned.


Regarding refunds for the master class, you will be contacted by Kino Světozor, or you may contact them directly via email:

Cinergy Prague & Days of European Film are excited to invite you to master class with the acclaimed Austrian filmaker Jessica Hausner. The master class, moderated by film journalist Marta Balaga, will be accompanied by the screening of Hausner’s newest film, Club Zero.

6 / 4 / Cinema Světozor

6pm | Screening of Club Zero

8pm | Master Class with Jessica Hausner

A discounted ticket for both screening & master class can be bought here:

Single tickets for screening or master class can also be bought here:

 The film will be screened in English with Czech subtitles, the master class will be held in English without a translation.

Jessica Hausner (c) Barabra Seyr_edited.

Director and screenwriter Jessica Hausner is one of the most respected Austrian filmmakers today. Her films regularly participate in festivals such as Cannes or Venice. As part of a retrospective, which includes the premiere of her latest film "Club Zero“, it is possible to observe how Jessica Hausner increasingly works with the stylization of image and sound, as well as with her distinctive, extremely dry humour.

In addition to film directing, Hausner also studied psychology, and this interest can be seen in her films in the form of precisely outlined and studied social themes and character portrayals. She offers viewers an unconventional perspective on her protagonists, who often find themselves in confrontation with the pressure of strong authorities ("Club Zero," "Lovely Rita") or with a sense of social isolation ("Hotel," "Lourdes").

Often, this perspective is mediated through irony, which by its very definition calls for understanding, wanting to be understood. There's a bit of irony in it, but in this ingenious way, the director's films automatically become audience-friendly. Despite or perhaps because of the provocative, burning, and unyielding themes that the director chooses, they often offer us all a space for reflection on ourselves.

The masterclass will be moderated by Marta Balaga. A film journalist and moderator, she writes for Variety, and Cineuropa, and regularly contributes to the Finnish monthly magazine Episodi. She has collaborated with numerous festivals, including the Helsinki International Film Festival Love & Anarchy and its Finnish Film Affair section, the New Horizons International Film Festival, Polish Days, and the Red Sea International Film Festival. She is also a member of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI and the European Film Academy. She has served on many juries, including the International Critics' Week at the Venice Film Festival.

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