The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea
This madcap, sci-fi time-travel film set in the 1990s details a plot by neo-Nazis to journey back in time to furnish Hitler with the hydrogen bomb and change the course of history. Polák (Ikarie XB 1) fuses the delightfully silly with the ingenious, the fantastical trappings of science fiction with the physical reality of then present-day Prague, all accompanied by a wonderfully lively score by composer Karel Svoboda. As characters move dizzyingly back and forth across time, encountering earlier and later versions of themselves, the paradoxes pile up and history stands on a precipice.
Digital print courtesy of the National Film Archive in Prague.
Also screening on Wed 11 October
Happy End (1967) – Wed 27 Sep, 7pm
An Old Gangster's Molls (1927) – Wed 27 Sep, 8.45pm
Eva Fools Around (1939) – Wed 4 Oct, 7pm
You Are a Widow, Sir (1971) – Wed 4 Oct, 8.45pm
Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977) – Wed 11 Oct, 7pm
Heave Ho! (1934) – Wed 11 Oct, 8.45pm
This season charts 50 years of a peculiarly antic, extraordinarily inventive strain of popular comedy from Czechoslovakia, spanning the late silent era through to the end of the 1970s. It highlights the extraordinary comedic talents of performers still famed domestically but too little known in the anglophone world...
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