Films ordered by english title
1C4 30/6 15:30 Čas Cinema 3H6 2/7 22:30 Husovka Theatre 5N4 4/7 16:00 Národní dům Cinema 7H5 6/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre This film will be screened with films: Who’s Who in Mycology, In the Year of the Monkey, Red Light, Chasse RoyaleDirected by: Bibhusan Basnet, Pooja Gurung
Nepal / France, 2016, 16min.
Section: Prague Short Film Festival Presents
An elderly couple in a small, deserted Nepalese village. After everyone has gone, what are left but memories?
1C7 30/6 23:59 Čas Cinema 429 3/7 23:59 Small Hall 7C7 6/7 23:59 Čas CinemaDirected by: Liam Gavin
Ireland / United Kingdom, 2016, 99min.
Section: Midnight Screenings
Two strangers meet in an old house in order to undergo an occult ritual that no one has tried for centuries. In their utter isolation, which must be maintained for months, they become aware that their strengths and even their very lives are hanging by a thread. This minimalist movie makes use of a carefully constructed atmosphere to really get under your skin.
1H2 30/6 10:30 Husovka Theatre 5C2 4/7 10:00 Čas Cinema 8L1 7/7 10:30 Lazne III CinemaDirected by: Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes, Olivia Neergaard-Holm
USA / Denmark, 2016, 93min.
Section: Out of the Past
David Lynch – perhaps everyone knows the director, but can they say the same about David Lynch the painter, sculptor, and musician? And can these roles be somehow separated? Just this once the standard bearer of postmodern cinematography leaves the door closed on his bizarre fictional worlds, admitting us instead to his own private realm, which he introduces through personal memories dedicated to his youngest daughter.
1C2 30/6 10:00 Čas Cinema 339 2/7 22:00 Congress Hall 8C5 7/7 18:30 Čas CinemaDirected by: Hong Sang-soo
South Korea, 2017, 92min.
Areum is looking forward to her first day of work at a small publishing house, unaware that she’s replacing the boss’s lover who recently left him. She is therefore caught off-guard when the boss’s wife causes a scene in the belief that Areum was to be the recipient of a love letter the wife found in her husband’s correspondence. A low-key black-and-white drama of love, separation, and jealousy.
3D4 2/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 4L2 3/7 13:30 Lazne III CinemaDirected by: Mariam Khatchvani
Georgia / Qatar / Ireland / Netherlands / Croatia, 2017, 97min.
Section: East of the West - Competition
It’s 1992. Young Dina lives in a remote mountain village where life is strictly governed by centuries of tradition. Is it possible to defy the firmly established order? And, if it is, what price must a person pay for doing so? Debut director Mariam Khatchvani set her first film in Svaneti, the stark mountainous region in northwestern Georgia where she herself was born, and she presents us with an authentic portrayal of a number of customs and traditions associated with this province.
2P1 1/7 10:00 Pupp Cinema 8N1 7/7 10:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Spain / Argentina, 2016, 117min.
Section: Variety Critics’ Choice
Five years after winning the Nobel prize, novelist Daniel Mantovani (Oscar Martínez) gets an invitation to receive an award from his hometown. It’s been 40 years since he’s been back, despite using the city as the setting for all his stories, and his return provides both humor and poignant insights.
6D3 5/7 13:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 9L3 8/7 16:30 Lazne III CinemaDirected by: Michal Caban, Šimon Caban
Czechoslovakia, 1992, 90min.
Section: Out of the Past
The characters in this unconventional musical horror flick by the Caban brothers find themselves reflecting upon what truly defines art. Their personal stories, however, also spill over into the narrative of Mozart’s famous opera Don Giovanni. This unclassifiable cinematic form, influenced by a video-clip aesthetic, was one of the most remarkable audiovisual projects to come out of the nineties.
2C7 1/7 23:59 Čas Cinema 529 4/7 23:59 Small Hall 729 6/7 23:59 Small HallDirected by: Benjamin Barfoot
United Kingdom, 2017, 90min.
Section: Midnight Screenings
Sisters Kitty and Lulu are happy to get picked up at a bar and spend the night with a couple of guys at their old house. Yet they’re still virgins and they have no intention of losing anything. Indeed, they’re holding onto their virginity for another purpose and their nighttime visitors will need theirs too – all the better if they’re dead! But their plans have failed to take into account an adorable and harmless virgin named Jim…
2P5 1/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema 456 3/7 20:00 Cinema B 5N6 4/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema 818 7/7 22:00 Grand HallDirected by: François Ozon
France / Belgium, 2017, 107min.
Beautiful but unhinged Chloé falls for her psychotherapist, but complications arise when the young woman discovers that her lover has concealed the existence of a twin brother. This psychological thriller from François Ozon, with its highly provocative references to films treating psychoanalytical issues, grabs our attention through its clever use of the duplication principle.
5D3 4/7 13:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 9D7 8/7 22:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal TheatreDirected by: Kenji Mizoguchi
Japan, 1934, 78min.
Section: Tribute to Kenji Mizoguchi
A maid named Osen prostitutes herself to support messenger Sokichi’s education. In later life he’s a prosperous doctor who has forgotten his benefactor, until one night on a rain-swept station platform… This deeply poignant love-tragedy has the richly expressive visuals of a late silent movie and a daringly convoluted flashback structure.
1D5 30/6 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 421 3/7 09:30 Small Hall 622 5/7 12:30 Small HallDirected by: Denis Côté
Canada, 2005, 91min.
Section: Future Frames’ Mentor: Denis Côté
Christian is in his early thirties and his solitary life is wrapped up in his mother, who is lying in a coma in a Montreal hospital. It's more an act of despair than selfishness that propels him one day to turn off her life-support machine, allowing him to try cautiously to begin a new existence in the far north of Canada.