A losing proposition

movie & TV September 28, 2017 15:39

By The Nation

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The River City Bangkok Film Club's September film series will end on Saturday (September 30) with “Fair Play”, a movie from the Czech Republic screening at 3pm.

Directed by Andrea Sedlackova, this much-talked movie about doping in sport has won awards at festivals around the world. It was the Czech Republic’s Oscar-nominee in 2014.

Set in 1983, during the socialist era in Czechoslovakia, it centres on Anna, a talented female athlete who is being groomed to participate in the Los Angeles Olympics. She is put on a “secret medical programme” where her coach is ordered to give her a performance-enhancing steroid, to improve her results. When it has uncomfortable physical effects on her body, Anna refuses to take the drug. Her mother is ordered to administer the steroid to her, under the pretext of vitamins. The mother agrees, a former political dissenter agrees, not least because she is kept under the watchful eye of the authorities.

The film-event is supported by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, who will serve snacks and drinks after the screening.

Czech ambassador Marek Libricky will introduce the film.

The screening room is at Room 201 (Second Floor) of River City Bangkok. Book a seat at rcbfilmclub@gmail.com or anusorn@rivercity.co.th or call (02) 2370077-8 extensions 622 or 701.

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