The Unbearable Lightness of Being

From Sun 15 to Sat 21 Oct

Adapted by Philip Kaufman and Jean-Claude Carrière from one of Milan Kundera’s most celebrated homonymous novels that was deemed ‘unfilmable,’ the film follows a womanizing surgeon (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he struggles with his free-spirited mistress (Lena Olin) and his childlike wife (Juliette Binoche). An intimate epic set in the background of the Prague Spring in 1968 and its aftermath, The Unbearable Lightness of Being charts the frontiers of relationships with wit, emotion, and devastating honesty.


As part of the Adapting Milan Kundera film series

Organised in collaboration with the Czech Centre London –