December 08, 2017
Burning Bush (2013)
Plot: Based on real characters and events, this haunting drama focuses on the personal sacrifice of a Prague history student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in 1969 in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in the previous year. Dagmar Burešová, a young female lawyer, became part of his legacy by defending Palach’s family in a trial against the communist government, a regime which tried to dishonour Palach’s sacrifice, a heroic action for the freedom of Czechoslovakia.
Original Title: Hořící keř
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Main Cast: Tatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr Stach
Genres: Biography, Drama
Country of Origin: Czech Republic