Films ordered by english title
222 30/6 12:30 Small Hall 4P5 2/7 19:00 Pupp Cinema 939 7/7 22:00 Congress HallDirected by: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
USA, 2018, 112min.
No one in this Western gets a fair shake. Young Samuel wanders the prairie in search of happiness and his beloved girl. But the American West isn’t for everyone, especially if you don’t know who it is you want to be. Someone ends up being the hero, someone the villain. But everyone just adores a damsel in distress.
1L7 29/6 22:30 Lazne III Cinema 4N2 2/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema 8P5 6/7 19:00 Pupp CinemaDirected by: Laura Bispuri
Italy / Germany / Switzerland, 2018, 100min.
Vittoria’s world turns upside down when she finds out that her mother isn’t loving Tina but a debt-ridden lush named Angelica. How will the three of them come to terms with the situation? An Italian melodrama that asks a fundamental question: Is maternity determined by biological or cultural bonds?
2C4 30/6 15:30 Čas Cinema 4K6 2/7 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema 655 4/7 20:00 Cinema BDirected by: Mohamed Ben Attia
Tunisia / Belgium / France / Qatar, 2018, 100min.
An elderly couple’s central focus in life is their son Sami, who is studying for his high school finals. Sami often suffers from migraines and depression, something his father takes especially hard. But one day Sami disappears… A story of parental love and the thin line between care and dependence.
3K6 1/7 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema 6H3 4/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre 7H4 5/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre This film will be screened with films: Speed of Light, Fair Sisters, Mask of Sarnath, Leonardo, Jr., Invasion of the Aluminum PeopleDirected by: Tom Huckabee, Will Van Overbeek
USA, 1981, 12min.
Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society
Death of a Rock Star is an homage to the late great singer of The Doors, Jim Morrison. It is an image-laden, almost surreal film, which integrates actual events from Morrison’s life into a patterned structure, held together by a new score by Adrian Quesada.
5D4 3/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 6C3 4/7 12:30 Čas Cinema 8H1 6/7 10:30 Husovka TheatreDirected 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.
4D8 2/7 21:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 936 7/7 18:30 Congress HallDirected by: Michael Cimino
USA / United Kingdom, 1978, 182min.
Section: Seven Close Encounters
Ivan Zachariáš presents
Even 40 years after this intense drama took five Academy Awards including Best Picture, it remains one of the most powerful films made about the Vietnam War. But in fact the director took his own route to making an action spectacular: he devotes only the middle part of his epically complex portrayal to the inferno of war, while the film’s remaining footage is split between the three friends before they are called up to serve in Vietnam and after they return. And the psychological and moral trauma they endure is just as painful as the physical maiming suffered by one of them.
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 DreamsDirected 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.
1N5 29/6 22:00 Národní dům Cinema 2C7 30/6 21:30 Čas Cinema 539 3/7 22:00 Congress HallDirected by: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Portugal / France / Brazil, 2018, 92min.
Section: Another View
Diamantino is a Portuguese soccer player enjoying international stardom. When he fails to deliver the goods during an all-important championship cup final, he sets out on a delirious odyssey in search of talent and true love, during which he is confronted with the refugee crisis, genetic engineering, and neo-fascism. The piece earned a reputation as the most singular film at Cannes 2018 where it took the Critics’ Week Grand Prize.
215 30/6 14:00 Grand Hall 7L6 5/7 19:30 Lazne III CinemaDirected by: Jan Němec
Czechoslovakia, 1964, 68min.
Section: Out of the Past
Two boys hiding in the woods after escaping from a death transport during the war, their fear of capture, their hunger and cold, their increasing fatigue – the film mediates all these various states with a raw intensity and with great physical urgency. For his part, the director conveys their situation with strongly stylised film devices using a narrative form akin to a stream of consciousness.
518 3/7 20:00 Grand Hall 6P2 4/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema 8K2 6/7 11:30 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Adam Sedlák
Czech Republic / Slovak Republic, 2018, 116min.
Section: Official Selection - Competition
Top cyclist Roman has had enough of serving as a domestique, a bicycle racer who sacrifices for the team. And since strenuous training and a strict regimen don’t lead to the type of performance he longs for, he sets up an oxygen tent at home. His obsession with having a sports career, however, renders him oblivious to his wife Šarlota’s desire to have a baby. A claustrophobic drama on the utter breakdown of a marriage almost suffocated by a machine that oxygenates the blood.
221 30/6 09:30 Small Hall 722 5/7 12:30 Small Hall 8D2 6/7 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal TheatreDirected by: Sergei Loznitsa
Germany / Ukraine / France / Netherlands / Romania, 2018, 121min.
Section: Another View
Poignant fragments of the spectral existence of an eastern Ukrainian republic straddling the border between law and injustice, fantasy and reality, dreams and nightmares. The artistically treated documentary material provides disturbing evidence of the intense bifurcation of fact and fiction in today’s pseudo-reality of media images.
1D4 29/6 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 3L1 1/7 10:30 Lazne III Cinema 6N4 4/7 19:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Alexey German Jr.
Russia / Poland / Serbia, 2018, 126min.
A sketch on the life of the eminent Russian writer, prevented from realizing himself by the totalitarian regime and whose own stubbornness stopped him from selling out. Speaking with the same urgency about today as it does about the past, this artistically and emotionally compelling piece depicts an era brimming with the stymied lives of people who became dissidents or emigrated against their will.
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 PoolDirected 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.
323 1/7 15:30 Small Hall 4K5 2/7 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema 651 4/7 09:00 Cinema BDirected by: Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke
Germany / Egypt, 2018, 86min.
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
It hasn’t been so very long since rich tourists from around the world came to stay in the luxury hotels of Sharm El Sheikh. But the Arab Spring and the confusion of the post revolutionary period quickly robbed the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula of its charm as a go-to summer resort. Saturated with elements of surreal fiction, the documentary takes us to a shimmering city of ghosts to visit its last inhabitants – resort employees who feverishly dream among the abandoned hotel suites.
2H3 30/6 16:30 Husovka Theatre 6L1 4/7 10:30 Lazne III Cinema 837 6/7 19:00 Congress Hall This film will be screened with films: Pikk Street, Peasants, We Were at Our Own Field, In Memory of a Day Gone ByDirected by: Robertas Verba
Lithuania, 1969, 17min.
Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
Ironically, The Dreams of the Centenarians was submitted as a feature for the centenary of Lenin’s birth. It was the simplest way to secure authorization to film old Lithuanian people (some of whom were actually a hundred years old). The filmmaker also satisfied the Soviet censors’ requirement to focus on working-class people.
2K3 30/6 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema 8L3 6/7 13:30 Lazne III Cinema This film will be screened with films: Skunk, Rat Pack Rat, 1985, The Rabbit Hunt, PioneerDirected by: Jazmin Diaz
USA, 2015, 11min.
Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society
Jazmin Diaz was an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin when she made this short film, a stunningly effective naturalistic story of a struggling Texas family, and a rare window into Tex-Mex “border” culture.
334 1/7 16:00 Congress Hall 6L6 4/7 19:30 Lazne III CinemaDirected by: David Ondříček
Czech Republic, 2018, 150min.
Section: Czech Films 2017–2018
David Ondříček’s TV film looks back at one of the country's greatest mining tragedies. In 1961 a fire broke out in the Dukla mine near Ostrava and killed 108 miners. This rousing family drama heads slowly towards a needless and incomprehensible disaster that resonates in the harsh region to this very day.