Film Screening + Conversation: Alois Nebel
- 6:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2013
- 8:00 pm on Monday, April 22, 2013
- Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 206
Alois Nebel is a 2011 Czech animated drama film directed by Tomáš LuĂ Âák, based on the comic-book trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99. The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dispatcher at the small railway station in Bílý Potok, a remote village on the Czech–Polish border. He’s a loner, who prefers old timetables to people, and he finds the loneliness of the station tranquil – except when the fog rolls in. Then he hallucinates, sees trains from the last hundred years pass through the station. They bring ghosts and shadows from the dark past of Central Europe. Alois can’t get rid of these nightmares and eventually ends up in sanatorium. In the sanatorium, he gets to know The Mute, a man carrying an old photograph who was arrested by the police after crossing the border. No one knows why he came to Bílý Potok or who he’s looking for, but it is his past that propels Alois on his journey. Alois Nebel is an international co-production between Negativ, Czech TV (Czech Republic), Tobogang (Slovakia) and Pallas Film (Germany). Pavel Strnad of Negativ is the main producer. The film will be introduced by Igor Lukes, Professor of International Relations and History and Honorary Consul of the Czech Republic in Boston.