Films ordered by  english title

  • 4C7 3/7 23:59 Čas Cinema
    619 5/7 22:30 Grand Hall
    9C7 8/7 23:59 Čas Cinema
    Baby Driver Baby Driver
    Directed by: Edgar Wright
    USA, 2017, 115min.
    Section: Midnight Screenings

    His name is Baby and he’s a young and exceptionally talented getaway driver for a criminal gang. Pedal to the metal, music cranked up on his headphones, and flashing lights in the rear-view mirror. Just one last job and Baby can make a fresh start. Assuming, that is, the big boss doesn’t have any other plans for him…

  • 321 2/7 09:30 Small Hall
    822 7/7 12:30 Small Hall
    This film will be screened with films: Love and the Zeppelin, The Forester’s Song, Revenge, Metamorpheus, There Was Once a Miller on the River, The Face, The Miner’s Rose, Prince Měděnec’s Secret Chamber
    The Badly-Drawn Hen Špatně namalovaná slepice
    Directed by: Jiří Brdečka
    Czechoslovakia, 1963, 14min.
    Section: Out of the Past

    Brdečka’s best-known animated piece is based on an original idea by Miloš Macourek and won the Grand Prix at the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival. The simple plot unfolds during a school art lesson, during which a young boy’s vivid imagination confronts the “realism” required by his stuffy teacher. With its ironic tone, the piece sees the filmmakers clearly espousing free thought in defiance of rigid conservatism.

  • 2C5 1/7 18:30 Čas Cinema
    3K4 2/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    Before Summer Ends Avant la fin de l’été
    Directed by: Maryam Goormaghtigh
    Switzerland / France, 2017, 80min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    Even after studying in France for five years, Arash hasn’t completely gotten used to the place, so he decides to return home to Iran. But friends Hossein and Ashkan are determined not to accept the loss of their closest pal. This documentary comedy, about a goodbye road trip across France, boasts beer chugging and French girls, but it’s also about cultural differences and the natural need to find and hold onto kindred spirits when living in a foreign land.

  • 41A 3/7 23:00 Grand Hall
    6P5 5/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    7N1 6/7 10:00 Národní dům Cinema
    The Beguiled The Beguiled
    Directed by: Sofia Coppola
    USA, 2017, 94min.
    Section: Horizons

    It’s 1864 and a wounded soldier of the enemy Union Army finds himself ensconced in a closed community of pupils and supervisors at a young ladies’ seminary somewhere in Virginia. During his convalescence, the compassion evinced by the women who receive and care for him begins to warp into jealousy and rivalry for his favor. The outstanding Nicole Kidman shines in this remake of the 1971 morality play.

  • 125 30/6 19:45 Small Hall
    138 30/6 20:00 Congress Hall
    816 7/7 19:00 Grand Hall
    The Big Sick The Big Sick
    Directed by: Michael Showalter
    USA, 2017, 119min.
    Section: Special Events

    Kumail’s parents would rather see their son as a lawyer married to one of the Pakistani girls they keep trying to fix him up with. But Kumail drives a taxi, performs stand-up at a small club in Chicago, and is dating a young American woman called Emily. The question of whether to honour tradition or listen to his heart seriously complicates his life.

  • 517 4/7 20:00 Grand Hall
    6P2 5/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    8K3 7/7 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    Birds Are Singing in Kigali Ptaki śpiewają w Kigali
    Directed by: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
    Poland, 2017, 113min.
    Section: Official Selection - Competition

    We meet ornithologist Anna in 1994 just as genocide is raging in Rwanda, perpetrated by the majority Hutus against the Tutsis. Anna manages to save the daughter of a colleague whose family has been murdered, and she takes her to Poland. But the woman returns to Rwanda to visit the graves of her loved ones. The director originally worked on the movie with her husband Krzysztof Krauze (My Nikifor – Crystal Globe, KVIFF 2005), but after his death in 2014 she eventually finished this challenging picture alone.

  • 256 1/7 20:00 Cinema B
    5C3 4/7 12:30 Čas Cinema
    8H6 7/7 22:30 Husovka Theatre
    This film will be screened with films: The End, How Close to It I Am
    Black Cake Černý dort
    Directed by: Johana Švarcová
    Czech Republic, 2016, 25min.
    Section: Czech Films 2016–2017

    A family celebration is once again reduced to small talk and stock phrases, but one member may find the strength to defy routine and open up a family secret. In Johana Švarcová’s black-humoured drama there is someone, however, who intends to preserve the congenial atmosphere at all costs.

  • 2N3 1/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema
    3K1 2/7 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    655 5/7 17:00 Cinema B
    831 7/7 08:30 Congress Hall
    Blind Blind
    Directed by: Eskil Vogt
    Norway / Netherlands, 2014, 96min.
    Section: People Next Door

    A lithe, quicksilver portrait of a woman whose loss of sight only serves to sharpen her creative imagination. This standout directorial debut feature for screenwriter Eskil Vogt retains many of the literate, self-reflexive touches he brought to his collaborations with helmer Joachim Trier while finding its own alternately droll, sexy, heartbreaking rhythms.

  • 1D6 30/6 21:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    527 4/7 21:30 Small Hall
    922 8/7 12:30 Small Hall
    Blind Loves Slepé lásky
    Directed by: Juraj Lehotský
    Slovak Republic, 2008, 77min.
    Section: People Next Door

    Compiled from four stories illustrating just how rich their world is, the film explores the different forms of love experienced by the visually impaired – a world that is very often much brighter and more colorful than our own.

  • 426 3/7 21:00 Small Hall
    9C5 8/7 18:30 Čas Cinema
    The Blue Lagoon The Blue Lagoon
    Directed by: Randal Kleiser
    USA, 1980, 104min.
    Section: Six Close Encounters

    The film I’ve chosen to show is The Blue Lagoon. I have seen this more times than I can count (though most of those times I was still in high school). What makes me come back to it isn’t only its romantic vision of an earthly paradise, but how it is also a metaphorical paradise, where young people learn about and experience love without any rules or restrictions from any larger society. It is naïve and pure by design — a rarity in cinema.

    Boyd van Hoeij

  • 6D4 5/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    7L3 6/7 16:30 Lazne III Cinema
    Blue Silence Blue Silence
    Directed by: Bülent Öztürk
    Turkey / Belgium, 2017, 93min.
    Section: East of the West - Competition

    After his release from the military hospital where he was receiving treatment for a past trauma, Hakan tries to resume a normal life and form a proper relationship with his daughter. Excelling for its mature performances and its stylisation of image and sound, the film foregrounds Hakan’s wounded soul and underlines his vehement efforts to break free from his own private prison.

  • 424 3/7 18:30 Small Hall
    8L5 7/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Atelier
    Bones for Otto Oase pentru Otto
    Directed by: Matei Lucaci-Grunberg
    Romania, 2016, 29min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    Two women plying the world’s oldest profession meet on a deserted road. Their employment motivations and experience, however, differ greatly. One knows the street inside out, the other is just discovering the secrets of professional prostitution. This lightly comic film presents women we often notice but rarely understand.

  • 615 5/7 17:00 Grand Hall
    7P1 6/7 10:00 Pupp Cinema
    9K1 8/7 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    Breaking News Breaking News
    Directed by: Iulia Rugină
    Romania, 2017, 81min.
    Section: Official Selection - Competition

    A difficult assignment awaits TV reporter Alex. He must film a memorial portrait for a coworker who died in a tragic accident they both experienced but that only he survived. His colleague’s daughter becomes his guide, although her relationship to her father was more than complicated. Alex becomes an involuntary witness to the girl’s handling of her father’s death, and he also comes to believe that chronicling a person’s life involves more than just a short news report…

  • 3K3 2/7 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    554 4/7 14:00 Cinema B
    8H5 7/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre
    This film will be screened with films: Extrapolate, FUDDY DUDDY, keep that dream burning, Urth, Impassenger, The Lost Object, What Happens to the Mountain
    Burning Mountains That Spew Flame Montañas arditens que vomitan fuego
    Directed by: Samuel M. Delgado, Helena Girón
    Spain, 2016, 14min.
    Section: Imagina

    The black rock of a volcanic island hides the murky depths of a cave complex. The enchanting magic of the place exists out of time and geographical location, yet the heart of the island quietly whispers a testimony of local history and mythology.


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