Renowned Czech writer-director Petr Zelenka's latest film is at once a bizarre political black comedy, a clever slice of speculative historical revisionism, and its own ingenious and hilarious making-of-itself within itself.
Hilarity ensues, and not just for history buffs – not least when someone in the cast develops an allergy to feathers.
Following the screening of Lost in Munich join us for the Closing Night Party in the ACMI Café and Bar. Includes a drink upon arrival in the cinema at 6.30pm, first drink at the party for free, nibbles, and live music from Transylvanian Gypsy Kings!
Lost in Munich
An elderly parrot, said to have been Édouard Daladier's, is stolen by Pavel, a Prague journalist down on his luck (Martin Myšička). With Pavel’s help, the parrot starts giving scandalous press conferences in Daladier's voice, picking at scabs never fully healed after the French Prime Minister was a party to the despised 1938 Munich Agreement, which ceded Czechoslovakia's border regions to Hitler's Germany.