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Kolya; a Czech film exhibited in Kabul

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Kolya; a Czech film exhibited in Kabul

 The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kabul has recently screened “KOLYA” - An Academy Award Winner movie for the Best Foreign Language Film in 1996 at the Institut français d´Afghanistan (IFA).

The movie is totally regarding the life of Franta Louka, who is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor.
 Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones.
 But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend, the grave-digger Mr. Broz, suggests a scheme for making a lot of money by marrying a Russian woman so that she can get her Czech papers, he reluctantly agrees. She takes advantage of the situation to immigrate to West Germany, to her lover; and leaves her five-year-old son with his grandmother; when the grandmother dies, Kolya must come and live with his stepfather - Louka.
On the sideline of this show, The Kabul Times has made an interview with Vaclav Marhovl, Film Director and Robert Nebrensky, Film Actor from Czech Republic who have come to Kabul and were present in the screening of aforesaid movie.
Answering the question, that what was their purpose of visit to Kabul, Vaclav Marhovl said. “The purpose is not film, is theatre, there are famous theatre in Czech which called Cellar and Theatre Cellar is playing comedy and is not serious. 
Because we are thinking that we should bring happiness to people than some dramas.
 My visit purpose to Bagram and Kabul was to play theatre to make the people be pleased. 
The screening of this movies is the consequence of our trip.”
Regarding their first visit to Kabul and evaluation of Theatre in Czech Republic: 
“Czech has a very long history of theatre started in the middle age of 15 or 16 century and people in Prague which is the capital of Czech Republic do love the theatre. 
Even theatre is the competitor of Cinema, Television and videos, so still people preferring to go to theatre, set together and have the same emotion like people around and see the actors live”.
On their plan for restoring Afghanistan’s Theatre:
 “This was our first visit to Kabul, and I will be very pleased to see theatre in Kabul, let me to think what we can do, but what is more important, most of the people living in the villages in Kabul and other provinces, really keen to play in theatre, so they can be called amateurs, which amateurs are more important for me than the professionals, playing theatre only to earn money.” 
It will be fantastic to bring Afghan theatre to Czech and show the people the pure Afghan culture and theatre.
Answering the question on whether the Czech film industries will be keen to cooperate with Afghan Films, Robert Nebrensky states: 
“First let me say that Art is not national, it is international and art is something crossing mankind in general and all artists and art should connect the people around the world. 
I will split all my impressions on my colleagues to pay their attentions for Afghan cinema and films.”