September 17, Evald Cinema (Komorní kino Evald)
The Franz Kafka Society organized the premiere Czech screening of a film adaptation of Kafka’s novel The Trial (JPN, 2018, 118 min.), set in contemporary Japan and directed by British filmmaker John Williams, in original version with English subtitles. The film screening was followed by a short presentation and discussion with director John Williams and film journalist Antonín Tesař.
The film has appeared at festivals in Paris, Rotterdam, Düsseldorf and Hamburg and it will screen at the Unfolding Kafka Art Festival in Bangkok (November 2019). The event took place on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the writing of The Trial.
John Williams transposes Kafka’s tale of paranoia, guilt and existential anxiety to modern day Japan. One of the previous films by John Williams (Firefly Dreams, JPN, 2001, 104 min.) screened in Official Selection – Competition at 36th KVIFF (2001).