Films ordered by english title
2K7 30/6 22:30 Drahomíra Cinema 4H5 2/7 22:30 Husovka Theatre 739 5/7 22:00 Congress HallDirected by: Verena Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
France, 2017, 90min.
While studying in France in the 1980s, Issei Sagawa shot his roommate, raped her corpse, and then began to eat it. Shot in extreme closeups that elicit feelings of revulsion, the documentary takes the viewer on an anthropological journey to the very limits of humanity, to a world of forbidden desire, fetish, and morality twisted beyond recognition.
526 3/7 21:00 Small Hall 6K6 4/7 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema 851 6/7 09:00 Cinema BDirected by: Alison McAlpine
Canada / Chile, 2017, 78min.
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
After every scorching day in the Chilean desert of Atacama night falls cold, and overhead a gateway opens to the enigmatic depths of the universe. Nowhere else does the night sky shine with so many stars; nowhere else does a fixed look upward evoke so many indescribable emotions. This powerful cinematic experience prompts an irresistible urge to lie in the grass and look up at the stars.
3C6 1/7 21:00 Čas Cinema 554 3/7 17:00 Cinema B 7H5 5/7 22:30 Husovka TheatreDirected 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: BlackjackDirected 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.
81A 6/7 23:00 Grand HallDirected by: Gaspar Noé
France, 2018, 95min.
You despised I STAND ALONE, you hated IRREVERSIBLE, you loathed ENTER THE VOID and you cursed LOVE. Now try CLIMAX!
2H4 30/6 19:30 Husovka Theatre 4C5 2/7 18:30 Čas Cinema 832 6/7 10:30 Congress Hall This film will be screened with films: 511 Best Photographs of Mars, Woman from Kihnu, Midsummer DayDirected by: Aivars Freimanis
Latvia, 1963, 20min.
Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
The film was shot in a fishing village on the west coast of Latvia, the then western border of the Soviet Union. To make this short film, the filmmakers spent the whole summer living and working in the village, which resulted in a picture that offers a personal take on its characters and demonstrates a true interest in the individual in his natural surroundings – an unusual trait at that time.
2P2 30/6 13:00 Pupp Cinema 422 2/7 12:30 Small Hall 8K6 6/7 20:00 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Nanouk Leopold
Netherlands / Belgium / Germany, 2017, 94min.
Section: Another View
Bas Keizer excels as Cobain, a boy from a children’s home who works for the charismatic pimp Wickmayer. He takes care of the latter’s “merchandise” and, in his dealings with the prostitutes, he paradoxically finally finds his place in the world. Until the reappearance of his mother, who also used to walk the streets.
515 3/7 14:00 Grand Hall 9D4 7/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal TheatreDirected by: Paweł Pawlikowski
Poland / France / United Kingdom, 2018, 84min.
The new picture by the director of the Academy Award-winning, black-and-white Ida was one of the most lauded competition entries at this year’s Cannes, with the award for Best Director confirming that claim. This enchanting story of fated love set in grey-tinged Poland (as well as in Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris) between 1949 in 1964 is both stirring and melancholy, as are the infectious tones of folk music and contemplative jazz that assume a special place in the film.
2K2 30/6 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema 522 3/7 12:30 Small Hall 9K6 7/7 20:00 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Andrew Bujalski
USA, 2013, 92min.
Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society
Computer Chess is set in the 1980s at a man-versus-computer chess tournament. The film is a comedic and philosophical examination of the relationship between ideas and technology and of the absurdity accompanying innovation.
3D9 1/7 21:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal TheatreDirected by: Tim Robbins
USA, 1999, 132min.
Section: Special Events
In New York in the late 1930s, when America is haunted by the spectre of communism and workers’ unrest, Orson Welles tries to put on a leftist musical on Broadway, but the production is eventually banned by the authorities. The history of the controversial play is just one part of this story about the inevitable conflict between politics and art.
2D6 30/6 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 3C4 1/7 15:30 Čas Cinema 5H2 3/7 13:30 Husovka TheatreDirected by: Darya Zhuk
Belarus / Germany / USA / Russia, 2018, 95min.
Section: East of the West - Competition
Young Evelina has a law degree, but her dream is to travel to the USA and earn a living as a professional DJ. It’s 1996, however, and the girl is living in post-Soviet Minsk... This energetic debut from Belarusian director Darya Zhuk, pulsating to the rhythm of 90s house, is the opening film of this year’s East of the West competition.
2K1 30/6 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema 827 6/7 21:30 Small HallDirected by: Randa Haines
USA, 1986, 114min.
Section: People Next Door
An Academy Award-winning romance. James begins teaching at a school for the deaf. His belief that they should be taught to speak doesn’t wash with Sarah, who will need persuading if he is to draw her out of her world. But after falling in love with Sarah, James must learn that if we love someone, we can’t control them.
339 1/7 22:00 Congress Hall 934 7/7 16:00 Congress HallDirected by: Anja Kofmel
Switzerland / Croatia / Germany / Finland, 2018, 90min.
Section: Another View
In 1992 the body of a young Swiss journalist was found in Croatia dressed in a uniform donned by international mercenaries. Nineteen years later his cousin Anja attempts to uncover the background to Chris’s murder. Following in his tracks she discovers a painful story of the search for conscience, adventure, and the meaning of war.