Films ordered by english title
814 6/7 11:30 Grand HallDirected by: Jan Svěrák
Czech Republic, 1994, 102min.
In this unusual action sci-fi comedy a secret parallel reality exists behind the television screen – some sort of world “behind the mirror” filled with corresponding images of us that siphon off our strength. Sheepish outsider Olda is going to have to battle his vigorously demanding double – with the remote slung pretty damn low around his waist. World premiere of the remastered version.
3D2 1/7 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 7D9 5/7 21:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal TheatreDirected by: Bob Fosse
USA, 1979, 123min.
Jan Mattlach presents
Within a decade Bob Fosse shot two musicals that choreographically and musically reinvented the form of the genre, interconnecting an intricate storyline and the protagonists’ no less complicated inner worlds with musical dance passages. The autobiographical drama of a creator obsessed with his work, awarded the 1980 Palme d’Or at Cannes, was with fitting alacrity dubbed the musical equivalent of Fellini’s drama 8½.
3C2 1/7 10:00 Čas Cinema 5N2 3/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema 824 6/7 18:30 Small HallDirected by: Mohamed Siam
Egypt / Lebanon / France / Germany / Norway / Denmark / Qatar, 2017, 83min.
This long-term observational portrait of teenager Amal takes us to post-revolution Egypt. The turbulent fate of the country is also reflected in the vague gender role of the protagonist, an intrepid street protest leader and devoted daughter obliged to find her way through the intricacies of an Arab society undergoing precipitous transformation.
7P3 5/7 16:00 Pupp Cinema 8C3 6/7 12:30 Čas Cinema 9H3 7/7 16:30 Husovka TheatreDirected by: Nima Eghlima
Iran, 2018, 106min.
Now in his thirties, Amir is beleaguered by other peoples’ problems. His friend Ali’s ex-wife and son have gone missing, his sister is desperately trying to break away from the family, and his parents are trying to keep the family together. Amir is a film about contemporary Iran, about a generation whose private lives are determined more by the rules of society than by their own will.
2L6 30/6 19:30 Lazne III Cinema 4H3 2/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre 7N3 5/7 16:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Ísold Uggadóttir
Iceland, 2018, 100min.
While Lára, a single mother with a drug history, struggles with her oppressive situation in life, Adja is attempting illegally to get to her daughter into Canada via Iceland. When the two women’s lives intersect at passport control, neither of them realises to what extent coincidence will influence their future. A socio-critical drama which won Sundance’s Directing Award.
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, 2003Directed by: Makoto Nagahisa
Japan, 2016, 27min.
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.
1K1 29/6 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema 322 1/7 12:30 Small Hall 923 7/7 15:30 Small Hall This film will be screened with films: The Linen, The Ferry, The Mail, Earth of the BlindDirected by: Audrius Stonys
Lithuania, 1995, 20min.
Audrius Stonys’ Antigravitation is a continuation of the new poetic cinema of the “break generation.” Silence is a common feature in all the documentaries of this school. Symbolically, it represents the silence of freedom in the wake of the uproar of independence rallies.
1K2 29/6 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema 321 1/7 09:30 Small Hall 922 7/7 12:30 Small Hall This film will be screened with films: White Bell, The Beginning, El Dorado, The Old Man and the Land, Ten Minutes Older, A Trip Through Misty MeadowsDirected by: Henrikas Šablevičius
Lithuania, 1973, 10min.
When Henrikas Šablevičius started filming Lithuanian “oddballs” he invented a bizarre new genre of documentary biopic. Characteristic of these portraits is a sense of mocking irony directed not at their subjects but at the “Soviet hero” genre. The subject of this film is Apolinaras, a kindhearted policeman who even outwardly looks very unlike the ideological “guardian of morals.”
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, Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder, Forest Paths, Phantom Ride Phantom, Elegy, Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off)Directed by: Sara Magenheimer
USA, 2017, 7min.
This rich collage of shots, drawn from security camera images, pop culture, political newscasts, and even medieval art, is a playful exploration of the boundaries and character of everyday narratives.
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, And So We Put Goldfish in the PoolDirected by: Michal Blaško
Slovak Republic / Czech Republic, 2017, 30min.
It’s 2003, four years before Slovakia becomes part of the Schengen Area. Atlantis, 2003 provides a chilling excursion to a recent past we should not forget, but it also asks a universal question: How responsible are we for each other? The Best Film Award in the National Competition at the 2018 Prague Short Film Festival.