Prague’s Bio Oko to Screen Christopher Nolan Retrospective
One of the most-anticipated films of the 2017 summer season is Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, a WWII drama focusing on the 1940 Battle of Dunkirk in which hundreds of thousands of allied soldiers, pinned down by German forces on the beaches of France, were forced to retreat.
In a summer heavy with superhero blockbusters, it’s a “quaint” $125-million refuge that is likely to be less assaultive than the most recent Transformers flick. Dunkirk will open worldwide on July 21, but a day earlier in the Czech Republic, on July 20.
The filmmaker himself received a $20 million payday for Dunkirk, the highest salary of any director since Peter Jackson made King Kong in 2005.
Nolan, of course, is no stranger to blockbuster filmmaking; his Dark Knight trilogy helped usher in the current wave of DC and Marvel comic book adaptations now flooding multiplexes.
And to help get in the spirit of the director’s latest film, Prague 7’s Bio Oko will be screening a week-long retrospective of his work, beginning with a screening of Memento on Thursday, July 6.
The Prestige (which might be my favorite Nolan flick), Inception, Interstellar, and the Dark Knight trilogy will follow nightly at 20:30. All films will screen in English with Czech subtitles;
All that’s missing from the director’s oeuvre is his excellent 1998 debut Following and underrated 2002 remake of Insomnia.
Here’s the full schedule:
- June 6: Memento
- June 7: The Prestige
- June 8: Inception
- June 9: Interstellar
- June 10: Batman Begins
- June 11: The Dark Knight
- June 12: The Dark Knight Rises