Films ordered by  english title

  • 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.

  • 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, Apolinaras, El Dorado, The Old Man and the Land, Ten Minutes Older, A Trip Through Misty Meadows
    The Beginning Sākums
    Directed by: Uldis Brauns
    Latvia, 1961, 10min.
    Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

    The Beginning is the first instalment of Brauns’s trilogy dedicated to large-scale construction development in Latvia. It captures the building process of a hydroelectric station on the country’s largest river. Observation of the builders, drivers, and engineers at work highlights the human aspect of construction work.

  • 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.

  • 4C8 2/7 23:59 Čas Cinema
    928 7/7 23:59 Small Hall
    Big Trouble in Little China Big Trouble in Little China
    Directed by: John Carpenter
    USA, 1986, 99min.
    Section: Midnight Screenings

    Never take a guy’s wheels. Ripped-off truck driver Jack Burton sets out for Little China in order to do battle against the aged Chinese demon Lo Pan and rescue two green-eyed beauties. And, actually, save the world to boot. All in a day’s work.

  • 2D9 30/6 21:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    6K7 4/7 22:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire Billy the Kid and the Green Baize Vampire
    Directed by: Alan Clarke
    United Kingdom, 1987, 93min.
    Section: Seven Close Encounters

    Michal and Šimon Caban present

    This bizarre spectacle, combining horror, rock opera, and an ostentatiously faked mise-en-scène à la gothic, was perceived in the Thatcher era as a parable with socio-critical overtones. Billy the Kid is a young cockney while demonic snooker champion Maxwell Randall is an unscrupulous predator – but here they symbolize a generational conflict or the struggle between good and evil.

  • 2P5 30/6 19:00 Pupp Cinema
    3N4 1/7 19:00 Národní dům Cinema
    6C2 4/7 10:00 Čas Cinema
    7L1 5/7 10:30 Lazne III Cinema
    Birds of Passage Pájaros de verano
    Directed by: Ciro Guerra, Cristina Gallego
    Colombia / Denmark / Mexico, 2018, 120min.
    Section: Horizons

    The tranquil, traditional life of a family from the Native American Wayuu tribe falls victim to the increasing wealth arising from the flourishing marijuana trade. What initially looked like an innocent way to add to the dowry becomes a battleground of hostility, violence and revenge. A visually refined family saga set among the newly emerging drug cartels.

  • 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.

  • 219 30/6 22:30 Grand Hall
    9N4 7/7 19:00 Národní dům Cinema
    BlacKkKlansman BlacKkKlansman
    Directed by: Spike Lee
    USA, 2018, 128min.
    Section: Horizons

    A detective comedy based on real events. Set in the 1970s the film tells the story of an African-American police officer from Colorado who successfully infiltrates the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and rises to lead it. As is his wont, in his latest movie Spike Lee shows absolutely no mercy at all.

  • 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.

  • 328 1/7 23:59 Small Hall
    828 6/7 23:59 Small Hall
    Bloodsport Bloodsport
    Directed by: Newt Arnold
    USA, 1988, 92min.
    Section: Midnight Screenings

    At least once in his life, every boy has wanted to learn a martial art, and whoever denies this claim has never seen Bloodsport. The hero is Frank Dux, who has been training his whole life for just one thing – to battle to victory in an arena where boys become men.

  • 4D4 2/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    5L3 3/7 13:30 Lazne III Cinema
    7H1 5/7 10:30 Husovka Theatre
    Blossom Valley Virágvölgy
    Directed by: László Csuja
    Hungary, 2018, 83min.
    Section: East of the West - Competition

    Who are the real crazies in an unhinged world? An ironic, punkily brash road movie about young lovers on the run, interwoven with poetic and realistic images. Fed-up Bianka kidnaps a child and dupes the trusting Laci into thinking it’s his. Together they form an instant family who set off in a caravan, fleeing the law and a bunch of crooks.

  • 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.

  • 214 30/6 11:30 Grand Hall
    Bob Roberts Bob Roberts
    Directed by: Tim Robbins
    USA / United Kingdom, 1992, 102min.
    Section: Special Events

    A television crew headed by British journalist Terry follows the election campaign of country singer Bob Roberts as he vies for a seat in the U.S. Senate. Tim Robbins’s satirical mockumentary is a brilliant study of populism, media manipulation and political tactics that are not afraid to stoop to the lowest and dirtiest tricks.

  • 1P6 29/6 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    619 4/7 22:30 Grand Hall
    9N3 7/7 16:00 Národní dům Cinema
    Border Gräns
    Directed by: Ali Abbasi
    Sweden / Denmark, 2018, 102min.
    Section: Another View

    Reclusive customs officer Tina is gifted with an extraordinary sense of smell. Any passengers trying to smuggle contraband won’t get very far: she can sniff out their fear and anxiety straight off. One day, however, suspicious-looking Vore walks past her and suddenly everything is different. This original variation on the Nordic noir detective genre about love, people, and other creatures won an award at the Cannes IFF 2018.

  • 1H4 29/6 19:30 Husovka Theatre
    5N3 3/7 16:00 Národní dům Cinema
    921 7/7 09:30 Small Hall
    Boys Cry La terra dell’abbastanza
    Directed by: Damiano D’Innocenzo, Fabio D’Innocenzo
    Italy, 2018, 96min.
    Section: Another View

    Thanks to pure chance, two young men get an opportunity to work for the Mafia. The money piles up and they happily accept every assignment the syndicate gives them – it’s like a dream. And yet perhaps they have decided to grow up a little too fast. The narrative takes an uncompromising stance towards their social reality but also towards the protagonists themselves.

  • 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.

  • 3N3 1/7 16:00 Národní dům Cinema
    4N1 2/7 10:00 Národní dům Cinema
    9C3 7/7 12:30 Čas Cinema
    Burning Burning
    Directed by: Lee Chang-dong
    South Korea, 2018, 148min.
    Section: Horizons

    Inspired by a Haruki Murakami short story, Burning tells the tale of young Jong-su, a courier who’s in love with a girl he’s known since childhood. When she returns home from a trip abroad with a strange friend, they form an unlikely threesome. The friend, however, has an unusual hobby…


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