Films ordered by  english title

  • 512 4/7 11:30 Grand Hall
    924 8/7 18:30 Small Hall
    Land and Freedom Land and Freedom
    Directed by: Ken Loach
    United Kingdom / Spain / Germany / Italy / France, 1995, 110min.
    Section: 30 Years of the European Film Academy

    Ken Loach always chooses an arduous path in his effort to honestly arrive at the truest understanding. His view of the bloody conflict between Republican and Francoist forces is far from the traditional and simplistic notion of the Spanish Civil War, and his hero, a young British Communist named David fighting as a volunteer for the Republicans, loses many an illusion.

  • 223 1/7 15:30 Small Hall
    3K5 2/7 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    Land of the Free Land of the Free
    Directed by: Camilla Magid
    Denmark / Finland, 2017, 95min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    In the economically depressed neighborhoods of South Central Los Angeles it’s far too easy to get on the wrong side of the law. One fateful day 42-year-old Brian, who has just been released from serving a long prison sentence, experienced it firsthand. The vicious cycle of social determination, however, also begins to effect the lives of teenager Juan and seven-year-old Gianni. The debuting director immerses herself in the depths of human vulnerability in order to draw out fragments of hope.

  • 1N5 30/6 19:00 Národní dům Cinema
    353 2/7 11:30 Cinema B
    734 6/7 16:00 Congress Hall
    The Last of Us Akher Wahed Fina
    Directed by: Ala Eddine Slim
    Tunisia / Qatar / United Arab Emirates / Lebanon, 2016, 94min.
    Section: Another View

    The movie, which makes do without dialogue, deftly alternates between film poem, topical movie critique, and existential allegory or myth. On his way through Tunis to Europe, N is ripped off by human smugglers, but sheer determination gets him in a boat on the sea and then to a mysterious forest where he must find his destiny.

  • 2D2 1/7 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    621 5/7 09:30 Small Hall
    8D5 7/7 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    Lemonade Joe Limonádový Joe aneb Koňská opera
    Directed by: Oldřich Lipský
    Czechoslovakia, 1964, 95min.
    Section: Out of the Past

    This brilliant parody of the classic Western, which apparently had master of the genre John Ford rolling in the aisles, is unique among Czech comedies. Others of its type usually disappear together with their film-viewing generation, while Lemonade Joe enchants audiences today just as it did back then. You can bet your bottom dollar you won’t find a single minute without an original idea, witty rejoinder, or ingenious special effect.

  • 1P1 30/6 10:00 Pupp Cinema
    4P5 3/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    824 7/7 18:30 Small Hall
    Let the Sunshine In Un beau soleil intérieur
    Directed by: Claire Denis
    France, 2017, 94min.
    Section: Horizons

    Divorced artist Isabelle, played by the captivating Juliette Binoche, is determined to find the love of her life and, convinced that he exists, she has no intention of backing down. Four years on, Claire Denis returned to Cannes with a film that might have been described as a melodrama or romantic comedy if she hadn’t, of course, deftly overturned everything we could conceivably associate with these genres.

  • 133 30/6 13:00 Congress Hall
    2H5 1/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre
    5N3 4/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema
    823 7/7 15:30 Small Hall
    Libera Nos Liberami
    Directed by: Federica Di Giacomo
    Italy / France, 2016, 90min.
    Section: Horizons

    Europe is not only a perfectly bureaucratized secular society – in the rush for a quick solution to the ills plaguing civilization, many return to the tradition of Catholic mysticism. This intriguing observational documentary demonstrates that exorcism isn’t merely a curiosity of the pop-culture canon but a service demanded by the masses.

  • 2D3 1/7 13:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    821 7/7 09:30 Small Hall
    The Life of Oharu Saikaku ichidai onna
    Directed by: Kenji Mizoguchi
    Japan, 1952, 137min.
    Section: Tribute to Kenji Mizoguchi

    A 17th-century story cycle unified into the tale of Oharu’s decline from lady-in-waiting to common prostitute. The film balances sympathy for Oharu with a broader, Buddhist perspective, which sees sexual pleasures and social injustices alike as aspects of the evanescent material world. The stately pace and exquisitely controlled images and sounds won Mizoguchi a Venice prize, launching his reputation in the West.

  • 417 3/7 20:00 Grand Hall
    5P2 4/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    7K3 6/7 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    The Line Čiara
    Directed by: Peter Bebjak
    Slovak Republic / Ukraine, 2017, 108min.
    Section: Official Selection - Competition

    Adam Krajňák is head of the family and also boss of a gang of criminals smuggling cigarettes across the Slovak-Ukrainian border. The failure of one of the transports triggers an avalanche of consequences that compels him to question his own boundaries, none of which he had planned on crossing until now.

  • 617 5/7 20:00 Grand Hall
    7P2 6/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    9K3 8/7 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    Little Crusader Křižáček
    Directed by: Václav Kadrnka
    Czech Republic / Slovak Republic / Italy, 2017, 90min.
    Section: Official Selection - Competition

    Little Jan, the only descendant of the knight Bořek (Karel Roden), has run away from home. His anxious father sets out to find him but his despair at the fruitless search gradually starts to overpower him. Václav Kadrnka has turned out a stylistically well-contoured adaptation of the poem by Jaroslav Vrchlický, where he employs a taciturn film form in order to encourage our imagination to engage in a poetic, cinematic pilgrimage.

  • 2H4 1/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    5N5 4/7 19:00 Národní dům Cinema
    853 7/7 11:30 Cinema B
    Little Harbour Piata loď
    Directed by: Iveta Grófová
    Slovak Republic / Czech Republic, 2017, 85min.
    Section: Czech Films 2016–2017

    Under somewhat unusual circumstances, ten-year-old Jarka finds herself a new family when she starts taking care of two abandoned babies. She enlists the help of Kristián, a boy of similar age, to help her prepare baby food in a dirty garden shed. In this poetic film, the children are thus finally able to create the home they never had themselves. But how long will this idyll last?

  • 536 4/7 18:30 Congress Hall
    9L5 8/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Greetings From Kropsdam
    Ljubljana – München 15:27 Ljubljana – München 15:27
    Directed by: Katarina Morano
    Slovenia, 2016, 42min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    Mala and Jure live in Ljubljana. They see their present existence as temporary. They’ll forget about work and their apartment when the longed-for moment arrives: the day they leave Slovenia and set out for Germany to find “something better.” But Mala is expecting a baby and it looks like it’s time to start realizing that the temporary may be permanent.

  • 2C2 1/7 10:00 Čas Cinema
    5H6 4/7 22:30 Husovka Theatre
    931 8/7 08:30 Congress Hall
    Lost in Paris Paris pieds nus
    Directed by: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
    France / Belgium, 2016, 82min.
    Section: Variety Critics’ Choice

    In this wonderfully inventive outing from burlesque comedians Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, she plays a shy librarian looking all over Paris for her missing Aunt Martha (the final role of Amour star Emmanuelle Riva), while he plays a harmless hobo who pops up practically everywhere she goes.

  • 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, Burning Mountains That Spew Flame, What Happens to the Mountain
    The Lost Object The Lost Object
    Directed by: Sebastian Diaz Morales
    Netherlands, 2017, 13min.
    Section: Imagina

    This fascinating experimental short deconstructs the fiction of cinema, but it also exposes the indivisibility of simulation and reality. The visually impressive work comments on the ideological basis of the film camera and artistic depiction, pointing to its existence and to the very act of creating a movie in a truly intriguing way.

  • 724 6/7 18:30 Small Hall
    8K4 7/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle Muchos hijos, un mono y un castillo
    Directed by: Gustavo Salmerón
    Spain, 2017, 90min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    Julita always wanted lots of kids, a monkey, and a castle. After finally realizing these wishes, however, her family loses their property in the economic crisis. But they have not lost the disarming ease and kindheartedness that mark their domestic squabbling. A film chronicle with elements of absurd humor that serves as a madcap allegory for the contemporary situation in Spain.

  • 321 2/7 09:30 Small Hall
    822 7/7 12:30 Small Hall
    This film will be screened with films: The Badly-Drawn Hen, 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
    Love and the Zeppelin Vzducholoď a láska
    Directed by: Jiří Brdečka
    Czechoslovakia, 1948, 9min.
    Section: Out of the Past

    Via a fin-de-siècle tale of ill-fated love that ultimately prevails, this film reflects the nostalgic interest Jiří Brdečka and designer Kamil Lhoták had in both obsolete technology and the golden age of slapstick comedy. Brdečka’s recurring theme of a couple in love makes its first appearance in the film.


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