Films in search for Sales

Here you can find a list of films selected for the festival official program which are looking for the international sales.

  • 1H3 29/6 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    4L6 2/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    653 4/7 14:00 Cinema B
    This film will be screened with films: Downside Up, Bo Hai, Partner, Atlantis, 2003
    And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool Soushite watashitachi wa pûru ni kingyo o
    Directed by: Makoto Nagahisa
    Japan, 2016, 27min.
    Section: Prague Short Film Festival Presents

    One summer day, 400 goldfish were found in the swimming pool of a secondary school. This is the story of the four 15-year-old girls who put them in there. Grand Prix in the International Competition at the 2018 Prague Short Film Festival.

  • 7P5 5/7 19:00 Pupp Cinema
    8C4 6/7 15:30 Čas Cinema
    9H4 7/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre
    Bear with Us Chata na prodej
    Directed by: Tomáš Pavlíček
    Czech Republic, 2018, 77min.
    Section: East of the West - Competition

    A family has decided to sell their lovely cottage as none of them has visited it for some time. Yet it holds so many nostalgic memories that the mother suggests they all spend one last day there before the sale takes place. This deliberately paced comedy, whose protagonists often remind the viewer of characters from a Jaroslav Papoušek screenplay, takes an agreeably detached view of the Czech phenomenon of weekending in the country.

  • 724 5/7 18:30 Small Hall
    8K3 6/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    954 7/7 17:00 Cinema B
    The Best Thing You Can Do with Your Life The Best Thing You Can Do with Your Life
    Directed by: Zita Erffa
    Germany / Mexico, 2018, 93min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    Why did the director’s brother enter a conservative Roman Catholic order, causing him to sever all ties with the outside world? The shooting of this fresh, self-reflexive documentary about an eroded sibling bond becomes the pretext for long-desired personal contact and a therapeutic aid to help her heal herself.

  • 437 2/7 19:00 Congress Hall
    8L7 6/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Clean
    Blackjack Valet noir
    Directed by: Lora Mure-Ravaud
    Switzerland, 2017, 22min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    Fleeting encounters, a mutual attraction that requires no words. Two lonely people who meet in an unusual place. Leila works as a croupier at a hotel casino in a predominantly male environment; Camil books himself a room in the same hotel… A fragment of the life of a woman whose singular appearance prompts a myriad of questions; Leila, however, guards her privacy assiduously.

  • 2H2 30/6 13:30 Husovka Theatre
    452 2/7 11:30 Cinema B
    831 6/7 08:30 Congress Hall
    Black Mother Black Mother
    Directed by: Khalik Allah
    USA / Jamaica, 2018, 77min.
    Section: Imagina

    This seminal cinematic portrait of Jamaica and its inhabitants compellingly merges the country’s spiritual, material, historical, and cultural contexts into a visual poem with a unique rhythm and an engaging narrative. Khalik Allah has created a colorful collage of the island nation, with images that exist almost between dream and reality.

  • 1H3 29/6 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    4L6 2/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    653 4/7 14:00 Cinema B
    This film will be screened with films: Downside Up, Partner, Atlantis, 2003, And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool
    Bo Hai Bo Hai
    Directed by: Dužan Duong
    Czech Republic, 2017, 26min.
    Section: Prague Short Film Festival Presents

    They think like Czechs, speak like Czechs but look Vietnamese. Bo Hai is a film about the relationship between the older generation of Vietnamese living in the Czech Republic and their children. Special Jury Mention in the National Competition at the 2018 Prague Short Film Festival.

  • 423 2/7 15:30 Small Hall
    5K5 3/7 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    751 5/7 09:00 Cinema B
    Breaking News Mimořádná zpráva
    Directed by: Tomáš Bojar
    Czech Republic, 2018, 75min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    A carefully composed observation of two newsrooms which, in March 2017, were avidly chasing after information about the Czech president’s decision whether or not to run for re-election. Two teams of reporters, one extraordinary event, and two takes on one “objective” piece of news.

  • 5D6 3/7 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    6C4 4/7 15:30 Čas Cinema
    8H2 6/7 13:30 Husovka Theatre
    Breathing into Marble Kvėpavimas į marmurą
    Directed by: Giedrė Beinoriūtė
    Lithuania / Latvia / Croatia, 2018, 97min.
    Section: East of the West - Competition

    The life of a three-member, middle-class family fundamentally changes with the arrival of six-year-old Ilja, a withdrawn little boy adopted from a children’s home… Displaying mise-en-scène mastery, debuting Lithuanian director Giedrė Beinoriūtė brings us a taut psychological drama adapted from the award-winning novel of the same name, in which she ramps up the tension in an economical yet highly effective way.

  • 324 1/7 18:30 Small Hall
    4K3 2/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    652 4/7 11:30 Cinema B
    Bridges of Time Laika tilti
    Directed by: Audrius Stonys, Kristīne Briede
    Lithuania / Latvia / Estonia, 2018, 80min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    Kristīne Briede and Audrius Stonys’s meditative documentary essay portrays the less-remembered generation of cinema poets of the Baltic New Wave. With finesse, they push beyond the barriers of the common historiographic investigation in order to achieve a consummate poetic treatment of the ontology of documentary creation.

  • 416 2/7 17:00 Grand Hall
    5P1 3/7 10:00 Pupp Cinema
    7K1 5/7 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    Brothers Kardeşler
    Directed by: Ömür Atay
    Turkey / Germany / Bulgaria, 2017, 103min.
    Section: Official Selection - Competition

    Seventeen-year-old Yusuf comes home after spending four years at a detention center. His return to the family circle freshly recalls the act that his loved ones, bound by rigid tradition, forced Yusuf to commit. Directed with an assured hand, this intimate debut concerns guilt and punishment and how difficult it is to choose between blood ties and tradition on the one hand, and what is morally right on the other.

  • 3C6 1/7 21:00 Čas Cinema
    554 3/7 17:00 Cinema B
    7H5 5/7 22:30 Husovka Theatre
    Cirkus Rwanda Cirkus Rwanda
    Directed by: Michal Varga
    Czech Republic / Slovak Republic, 2018, 80min.
    Section: Special Events

    Rosťa Novák, the face of Cirk La Putyka, has decided to train for a performance with a Rwandan troupe of acrobats. But can they get on together, two teams that are used to such different work tempos and styles? A unique documentary that takes a peek behind the scenes of the thrilling show Hit, Tell the Difference from Prague’s Letní Letná festival.

  • 437 2/7 19:00 Congress Hall
    8L7 6/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Blackjack
    Clean Čistoća
    Directed by: Neven Samardžić
    Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2017, 38min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    Fudo is a drug addict, but after his best friend overdoses he is determined to stay clean. He’s confident that, this time, it’ll definitely work out. With no money and no dignity, he begins the first day of his new life. An optimistically realistic film which reminds us that junkies deserve hope too.

  • 5D4 3/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    6C3 4/7 12:30 Čas Cinema
    8H1 6/7 10:30 Husovka Theatre
    Deep Rivers Glubokie reki
    Directed by: Vladimir Bitokov
    Russia, 2018, 75min.
    Section: East of the West - Competition

    A stark landscape, unforgiving surroundings, gruelling work, and intense conflicts within the family circle – a vicious cycle, the burden of which is only accentuated by the return of the youngest brother, who is to take the place of his sick father in this family of lumberjacks. Under the watchful eye of Aleksandr Sokurov comes another searingly vivid and visually remarkable debut with profound humanistic appeal.

  • 537 3/7 19:00 Congress Hall
    9L7 7/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Where the Summer Goes (chapters on youth), Warm Comedy about Depression, Madness and Unfulfilled Dreams
    Dialect Dialect
    Directed by: David Gurgulia
    Georgia, 2017, 29min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    The language of God can’t be learned if you can’t speak it already. Nor can it be recorded or reproduced. Despite this warning, Mithras, a sound engineer, heads out to a sacred reserve to spend a week trying to do just that. Armed with technical equipment, he disturbs a world of endless silence, a world permeated with mysticism and ritual. The seven days spent together with the community at the reserve, however, change not only Mithras but also those who speak the divine language.

  • 1H3 29/6 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    4L6 2/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    653 4/7 14:00 Cinema B
    This film will be screened with films: Bo Hai, Partner, Atlantis, 2003, And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool
    Downside Up Downside Up
    Directed by: Peter Ghesquière
    Belgium, 2017, 14min.
    Section: Prague Short Film Festival Presents

    Downside Up reveals a world where everyone has Down syndrome. One day, Eric is born, a boy who’s different. Audience Award winner at the 2018 Prague Short Film Festival.

  • 251 30/6 09:00 Cinema B
    7H3 5/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    8C5 6/7 18:30 Čas Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Government House, Flame, Art and Theft, Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder, Forest Paths, Phantom Ride Phantom, Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off)
    Elegy Elegy
    Directed by: Louis Rizzo-Naudi
    United Kingdom, 2017, 8min.
    Section: Imagina

    For 20 years the Cassini planetary probe supplied humanity with new findings on the moons and rings of Saturn. Using archive footage and staged scenes, an original lament emerged for this particular space mission that organically links unknown desolate spaces, technology, and humans’ very existence.

  • 3C5 1/7 18:30 Čas Cinema
    555 3/7 20:00 Cinema B
    755 5/7 20:00 Cinema B
    Endless Tail Beskrajni rep
    Directed by: Željka Suková
    Croatia, 2018, 60min.
    Section: Imagina

    A boy and girl wandering alone through lush terrain undergo a journey to real and imagined landscapes. This cinematic diptych by Croatian director Željka Suková is a playful allegory with an original approach to sound.

  • 251 30/6 09:00 Cinema B
    7H3 5/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    8C5 6/7 18:30 Čas Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Government House, Art and Theft, Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder, Forest Paths, Phantom Ride Phantom, Elegy, Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off)
    Flame Polte
    Directed by: Sami van Ingen
    Finland, 2018, 15min.
    Section: Imagina

    Three years ago a negative was found of a lost Finnish film made in 1937. After years of natural chemical processes and gradual degradation, the nitrate frames transformed the images of the filmed melodrama. Portions of the scanned negative, with all their defects left as is, make up a fascinating materialization of time and bear witness to the mutability of meaning and perception.

  • 251 30/6 09:00 Cinema B
    7H3 5/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    8C5 6/7 18:30 Čas Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Government House, Flame, Art and Theft, Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder, Phantom Ride Phantom, Elegy, Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off)
    Forest Paths Forest Paths
    Directed by: Michiel van Baken
    Netherlands, 2017, 3min.
    Section: Imagina

    By mutually overlapping and approaching each other, mildly distorted images that have been photographed by a device sensitive to infrared radiation produce an almost hypnotic collage. This enchanting short film – created through optical illusion, perspective, the objects under observation, and even the camera itself – can cause one’s head to spin.

  • 218 30/6 20:00 Grand Hall
    3P2 1/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    5K2 3/7 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    History of Love Zgodovina ljubezni
    Directed by: Sonja Prosenc
    Slovenia / Italy / Norway, 2018, 105min.
    Section: Official Selection - Competition

    Seventeen-year-old Iva is in the process of coming to terms with the death of her mother. Influenced by this deep personal loss and by the discovery that she didn’t know everything about her mom, the girl slowly immerses herself into a strange, almost dreamlike world. Sonja Prosenc’s movie is dominated by a distinctive poetic that attacks the viewer’s senses, as well as by a narratively loose style and an ability to construct a story with the aid of the subtlest of suggestions.

  • 1H1 29/6 10:30 Husovka Theatre
    4N3 2/7 16:00 Národní dům Cinema
    753 5/7 14:00 Cinema B
    Insect Hmyz
    Directed by: Jan Švankmajer
    Czech Republic / Slovak Republic, 2018, 97min.
    Section: Czech Films 2017–2018

    Can the creative process be more important than the work itself? Director Jan Švankmajer follows a troupe of nonprofessional actors rehearsing for a theatre performance in a small town while, at the same time, inviting the viewer onto the stage as well, where surrealism’s legacy is interwoven with the magic of human dreams, and where most of the questions that arise don’t have rational answers.

  • 624 4/7 18:30 Small Hall
    7K4 5/7 14:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    952 7/7 11:30 Cinema B
    Inside Mosul V Mosulu
    Directed by: Jana Andert
    Czech Republic, 2018, 72min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    A shock therapy of news coverage from the war front. Documentarist Jana Andert spent eight months with an elite Iraqi Army unit on the front lines of the battle for Mosul, occupied by Islamic State fighters from 2014 to June 2017. An unflinching report from a city in ruins, robbed of its soul by one of the worst catastrophes of modern times.

  • 424 2/7 18:30 Small Hall
    5K3 3/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    752 5/7 11:30 Cinema B
    In the Stillness of Sounds L' esprit des lieux
    Directed by: Stéphane Manchematin, Serge Steyer
    France, 2018, 91min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    Marc Namblard, whose profession combines his talents as a biologist and sound engineer, well knows that nature has overwhelming sedative effects, particularly in terms of its acoustic dimension. A discourse on the tranquillity of the forest that permeates the very heart of man, this documentary cultivates our ability to observe, and, if we half-close our eyes, the viewing experience will be all the greater.

  • 419 2/7 22:30 Grand Hall
    7C7 5/7 21:30 Čas Cinema
    8H5 6/7 22:30 Husovka Theatre
    King Skate King Skate
    Directed by: Šimon Šafránek
    Czech Republic, 2018, 82min.
    Section: Special Events

    The first feature-length documentary about the rise of skateboarding in Czechoslovakia presents a gripping tale of the search for freedom in a society stifled by the communist regime. Unique archive shots set to a driving punk soundtrack introduce us to the cult masters of the board and their never-ending party ride through the grey days of Normalization.

  • 122 29/6 12:30 Small Hall
    451 2/7 09:00 Cinema B
    822 6/7 12:30 Small Hall
    Laika Lajka
    Directed by: Aurel Klimt
    Czech Republic, 2017, 88min.
    Section: Czech Films 2017–2018

    The real Laika didn’t survive her journey into outer space. In this puppet musical, however, the plucky dog manages to reach a remote planet that man has yet to conquer – for the time being, at any rate. Animator Aurel Klimt looks to the Czech puppet tradition forged by Jiří Trnka to create a tale about the unexpected champions of the Space Race.

  • 534 3/7 16:00 Congress Hall
    9L6 7/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Regained Memory
    The Legionnaire Il leginario
    Directed by: Hleb Papou
    Italy, 2017, 13min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    Daniel is an officer in a police special operations unit which has been given the task of clearing out a house full of immigrants. He, himself, is a descendant of African newcomers and the situation is made worse by the fact that his brother and mother live in the house as well. The time has come for him to decide whether to remain loyal to the establishment or to his own roots.

  • 434 2/7 16:00 Congress Hall
    8L6 6/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: 1981, Sweet Home Czyzewo
    Marica Marica
    Directed by: Judita Gamulin
    Croatia, 2017, 18min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    Marica’s husband has problems again and, for her, it’s the last straw that prevents her from returning home from work, but it’s also what allows her to finally be on her own. To have the time to reflect upon the life she doesn’t have and possibly can’t ever have. A fragile film about a moment that can change everything in the life of a middle-aged woman.

  • 2L4 30/6 14:00 Lazne III Cinema
    4H2 2/7 13:30 Husovka Theatre
    856 6/7 22:30 Cinema B
    This film will be screened with films: Scalamare
    Markéta Wants Her Bag Markéta chce taštičku
    Directed by: Miroslav Janek
    Czech Republic, 2018, 37min.
    Section: Czech Films 2017–2018

    Markétka is happy when she can talk, paint, or ride the bus. The 16-year-old girl suffers from Rett syndrome, and thus her mental capacity is that of a two-year-old. Documentarist Miroslav Janek looks once again with empathy at the world of people who are “other” and at those closest to them who are tasked with contemplating their future.

  • 4D6 2/7 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    5L5 3/7 16:30 Lazne III Cinema
    7H2 5/7 13:30 Husovka Theatre
    Moments Chvilky
    Directed by: Beata Parkanová
    Czech Republic / Slovak Republic, 2018, 95min.
    Section: East of the West - Competition

    It might seem that Anežka’s life is not her own – her entire family want to get involved in every aspect of it. The young woman tries to please everyone, but she is gradually losing what is most important – herself. This confident debut deftly captures the pitfalls of family life, which are interpreted with humour, understanding and a remarkably mature sense of situations we experience so often that we aren’t even conscious of them.

  • 1H3 29/6 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    4L6 2/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    653 4/7 14:00 Cinema B
    This film will be screened with films: Downside Up, Bo Hai, Atlantis, 2003, And So We Put Goldfish in the Pool
    Partner Réplique
    Directed by: Antoine Giorgini
    France, 2016, 19min.
    Section: Prague Short Film Festival Presents

    A talent competition for theater school is coming up for Tony. But on the day, his best friend Steven, who has been assigned the task of trading lines with Tony during the audition, doesn’t show up. When Tony fails to find Steven’s replacement he is forced to pack it in, and he firmly resolves never to speak a civil word to the traitor again. Special Jury Mention in the International Competition at the 2018 Prague Short Film Festival.

  • 316 1/7 17:00 Grand Hall
    4P1 2/7 10:00 Pupp Cinema
    6K1 4/7 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    Redemption Geula
    Directed by: Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yacov
    Israel, 2018, 100min.
    Section: Official Selection - Competition

    Being able to care for a gravely ill daughter is of the utmost importance to a loving father. The treatment which is to give the child a new chance at life is something the poorly paid widower simply can’t afford. The idea to start performing again with a rock band from his early days, however, sees the devout man confronting not only those around him but – above all – himself as well.

  • 534 3/7 16:00 Congress Hall
    9L6 7/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: The Legionnaire
    Regained Memory Regained Memory
    Directed by: Stijn Bouma
    Netherlands / Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018, 51min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    Fading memories and tough responsibilities that require a clear head, since following one’s heart isn’t enough. These are problems that weigh down upon Amir, a recently widowed man. A perceptive film about the parallels between childhood and parenthood, and about a past we have to accept so we can fully appreciate the present.

  • 2L4 30/6 14:00 Lazne III Cinema
    4H2 2/7 13:30 Husovka Theatre
    856 6/7 22:30 Cinema B
    This film will be screened with films: Markéta Wants Her Bag
    Scalamare Scalamare
    Directed by: Jiří Kylián
    Czech Republic / Netherlands, 2017, 11min.
    Section: Czech Films 2017–2018

    The memorial to the victims of the First World War in Ancona, Italy, whose stairs have a magnificent view of waves breaking on the Adriatic Sea. A couple returning to the place they honeymooned 40 years earlier. A visually elegant miniature directed by world-renowned choreographer Jiří Kylián, where words are unnecessary because dance says it all.

  • 2H1 30/6 10:30 Husovka Theatre
    533 3/7 13:00 Congress Hall
    853 6/7 14:00 Cinema B
    Short Cut Na krátko
    Directed by: Jakub Šmíd
    Czech Republic, 2018, 107min.
    Section: Czech Films 2017–2018

    Eleven-year-old Jakub can’t stand his stepsister or his domineering grandma. To make matters worse he finds out that his workhorse of a mother lied to him about his father, who is certainly not navigating any maritime vessel, as she would have him believe. Family ties are sorely put to the test in Jakub Šmíd’s understated drama, an adaptation of the award-winning novella To Disappear by Petra Soukupová.

  • 153 29/6 14:00 Cinema B
    353 1/7 14:00 Cinema B
    6H4 4/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre
    Sleep Has Her House Sleep Has Her House
    Directed by: Scott Barley
    United Kingdom, 2017, 90min.
    Section: Imagina

    A spectral landscape where human traces have completely disappeared. Only animals under the cover of darkness quietly await the arrival of a mystic spirit diffusing over the forest basins. This feature-length cinematic nocturne is a nightmare, a romantic excursion into unbridled wilderness, and an apocalyptic vision in one.

  • 434 2/7 16:00 Congress Hall
    8L6 6/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Marica, 1981
    Sweet Home Czyzewo Sweet Home Czyżewo
    Directed by: Jakub Radej
    Poland, 2017, 28min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    “You’re not local anymore,” Marcin is told when he returns to his hometown after spending three years in America. The truth behind this remark becomes very clear to the young man the day after he gets back. Within twenty-four hours he loses everything he’s been looking forward to and has hitherto believed in.

  • 524 3/7 18:30 Small Hall
    6K3 4/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    852 6/7 11:30 Cinema B
    The Swing The Swing
    Directed by: Cyril Aris
    Lebanon, 2018, 74min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    Viviane and Antoine have lived together for 65 years, and while she still has her strength, he has long been bedridden. And so no one is able or has any desire to tell the weakened old man the distressing news that his beloved daughter has suddenly died. Indeed, the grief might cause his death… A heavy, lyrical portrait brightened by the warming rays of loved ones’ smiles.

  • 719 5/7 22:30 Grand Hall
    8C7 6/7 21:30 Čas Cinema
    9K7 7/7 22:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    Trash on Mars Mars
    Directed by: Benjamin Tuček
    Czech Republic, 2018, 84min.
    Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition

    The budget for the program to colonize Mars was so drastically cut back that settlements never appeared on the faraway planet. Now the only reminder of the ambitious plan is an abandoned base inhabited by a very lonely robot. The silence and tranquility of the red planet is eventually disturbed, however, by a privately-funded Czech crew, whose members have taken on the mission for very different reasons…

  • 223 30/6 15:30 Small Hall
    3K5 1/7 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    551 3/7 09:00 Cinema B
    Treasure Island L' Île au trésor
    Directed by: Guillaume Brac
    France, 2018, 97min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    The summer season at a recreation center near Paris is in full swing, so there is no shortage of amusing situations at the crowded swimming pool. A glimpse into the mindset of the visitors and employees of the extensive park – original French inhabitants and immigrants who come here to relax because they lack the means for a more exotic vacation.

  • 7C4 5/7 15:30 Čas Cinema
    8H3 6/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    9H2 7/7 13:30 Husovka Theatre
    Walden Walden
    Directed by: Daniel Zimmermann
    Switzerland / Austria, 2018, 100min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    Gentle birdsong filters through dense forest vegetation only to be drowned out by the sudden roar of chainsaws. Thus begins a documentary comprising a mere thirteen 360° panning shots, whose uncompromising formal concept places great demands on the patient viewer. But as soon as we align our breathing with the slow rhythm of the shots a surprising odyssey opens out before us of the paradoxical migration of wood from Austrian forests to a secret, far-off destination.

  • 537 3/7 19:00 Congress Hall
    9L7 7/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Where the Summer Goes (chapters on youth), Dialect
    Warm Comedy about Depression, Madness and Unfulfilled Dreams Hrejivá komédia o depresii, šialenstve a nesplnených snoch
    Directed by: Michal Ďuriš
    Slovak Republic, 2017, 22min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    States of depression or mild insanity shouldn’t immediately be viewed as something negative. Talented director Michal Ďuriš portrays a family whose members have known each other for so long that it’s difficult to differentiate between love and cabin fever. Everyone will experience a crisis at some point in their lives, but it’s important to talk about it. Even if it means potential dialogue will be replaced with sticky notes.

  • 352 1/7 11:30 Cinema B
    4H4 2/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre
    8C2 6/7 10:00 Čas Cinema
    11 × 14 11 × 14
    Directed by: James Benning
    USA, 1977, 82min.
    Section: Imagina

    James Benning, who has been breaking the habits of even the more indiscriminate fans of non-narrative film since the 1970s, dispensed with a classic story in this, his newly-restored first feature. Emanating a childlike joy from the surprising possibilities of a pure cinematic language, the work toys with the relationship between the characters, props, movements, and spaces of semantically unconnected scenes.

  • 434 2/7 16:00 Congress Hall
    8L6 6/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Marica, Sweet Home Czyzewo
    1981 Nittonhundraåttioett
    Directed by: Dawid Ullgren
    Sweden, 2017, 13min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    Gay saunas have their specific rules, which might be summed up as “what happens in the sauna, stays in the sauna”. And that’s what married couple Ivar and Pål are hoping as they set off with the aim of adding some zest to the partner stereotype. A film about love and about the kind of excesses one should only treat oneself to once in a while.

  • 3D4 1/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    4L3 2/7 13:30 Lazne III Cinema
    6H1 4/7 10:30 Husovka Theatre
    53 Wars 53 wojny
    Directed by: Ewa Bukowska
    Poland, 2018, 79min.
    Section: East of the West - Competition

    Anka is becoming extremely anxious about her beloved husband Witek, a war correspondent. But where does the border lie between reality and catastrophic visions? An evocative psychological drama adapted from the autobiographical novel by Grażyna Jagielska about experiencing war second-hand: we don’t have to be there for it to have a destructive influence on our lives.

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