Films ordered by english title
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 Badly-Drawn Hen, The Forester’s Song, Revenge, Metamorpheus, There Was Once a Miller on the River, The Miner’s Rose, Prince Měděnec’s Secret ChamberDirected by: Jiří Brdečka
Czechoslovakia, 1973, 3min.
Section: Out of the Past
An experimental study in black and white tracing the stages of human life through the transformation of a man’s face. Both Jiří Anderle’s masterful drawings and Jiří Kolafa’s music help to create the various ideas and associations underlying the work.
3D5 2/7 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 4L3 3/7 16:30 Lazne III CinemaDirected by: Marina Stepanska
Ukraine, 2017, 105min.
Section: East of the West - Competition
Anton and Katia happen upon one another in night-time Kiev. Both are trying to find their bearings in life, and their encounter changes everything… This psychological drama by debuting Marina Stepanska offers up both a fragile love story and a strong statement on the current young generation as it searches for its place in post-revolutionary Ukraine.
1K7 30/6 22:30 Drahomíra Cinema 3N6 2/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema 654 5/7 14:00 Cinema B 7L5 6/7 22:30 Lazne III CinemaDirected by: Gustavo Rondón Córdova
Venezuela / Chile / Norway, 2017, 82min.
Section: Another View
Andrés, the single father of 12-year-old Pedro, has to break his back just to ensure the mere basics for his son. On the outskirts of Caracas, people live from one moment to the next and any mistake is immediately punished. This deeply realistic story takes us into the ruthless environment of the Venezuelan capital, which – at a time when the country suffers immense social problems, hyperinflation, and a shortage of food – takes on an increasingly more savage character.
322 2/7 12:30 Small Hall 455 3/7 17:00 Cinema B 751 6/7 09:00 Cinema B 832 7/7 10:30 Congress HallDirected by: Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jiménez
Chile, 2017, 81min.
Loner Martín has been given the simple task of housesitting for his successful cousin, who left with his family on a long trip abroad. But then the mysterious environment starts to work its magic and Martín finds himself creating his own virtual family. But isn’t his fabrication, in fact, more real than the fragile illusion of the family nest temporarily vacated by its residents?
1H6 30/6 22:30 Husovka Theatre 4C6 3/7 21:30 Čas Cinema 754 6/7 14:00 Cinema BDirected by: Tereza Nvotová
Czech Republic / Slovak Republic, 2017, 88min.
Section: Czech Films 2016–2017
“Isn’t it partly her fault?” Variations on this dangerous question are put to the heroine of this drama, who has been raped by her teacher. Seventeen-year-old Lena ends up in a psychiatric hospital, but the insensitive staff cause her to withdraw into herself. Tereza Nvotová’s film tells us there are some demons that can’t just be shaken off.
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 Badly-Drawn Hen, Revenge, Metamorpheus, There Was Once a Miller on the River, The Face, The Miner’s Rose, Prince Měděnec’s Secret ChamberDirected by: Jiří Brdečka
Czechoslovakia, 1966, 10min.
Section: Out of the Past
A film featuring minimalist animation, inspired not only by the well-known tragic folk ballad but, above all, by the artistic style of self-taught naivist painter František Braun, who worked with Jiří Trnka. Here Brdečka conveys his poetic sense of kitsch, blended with a melancholy irony.
1L2 30/6 13:30 Lazne III Cinema 412 3/7 11:30 Grand Hall 6K6 5/7 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema 9N1 8/7 10:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Sergio Castellitto
Italy, 2017, 103min.
Fortunata, a hairdresser from the outskirts of Rome and single mother devoted to her daughter, is determined to quit her arduous job traipsing round to the homes of her female clients so that she may fulfil her dream of opening up her own salon. An affecting melodrama awarded recently at this year’s Cannes festival.
2L5 1/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema 5P5 4/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema 8D4 7/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal TheatreDirected by: Trudie Styler
USA, 2017, 91min.
Section: Another View
Billy Bloom never felt he was like other people, but if there’s something his classmates don’t like, it’s the fact that his fashion choices range between David Bowie and Lady Gaga at their most psychedelic. Billy’s response to bullying is simple: an even thicker layer of glitter and a stubborn determination to fight for his uniqueness.
324 2/7 18:30 Small Hall 4N4 3/7 16:00 Národní dům Cinema 756 6/7 20:00 Cinema B 9H5 8/7 19:30 Husovka TheatreDirected by: Jun Geng
Hong Kong, 2016, 98min.
Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition
A door-to-door soap salesman comes to a sparsely populated village in northern China. With his arrival, however, the number of bizarre attacks on the local population increases. Laced with a considerable dose of black humor, the movie offers an unusually entertaining and uncompromising sketch of Chinese society today.
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, keep that dream burning, Urth, Impassenger, The Lost Object, Burning Mountains That Spew Flame, What Happens to the MountainDirected by: Siegfried A. Fruhauf
Austria, 2016, 5min.
Is the image we see on screen in thrall to order or is it an eruption of visual chaos? Siegfried A. Fruhauf presents a volatile and frenetically-changing painting of a grid of squares that fill the image space at different angles and in varying sizes and quantities. The result is a compelling, almost physical experience.