Films ordered by  english title

  • 122 29/6 12:30 Small Hall
    451 2/7 09:00 Cinema B
    822 6/7 12:30 Small Hall
    Laika Lajka
    Directed by: Aurel Klimt
    Czech Republic, 2017, 88min.
    Section: Czech Films 2017–2018

    The real Laika didn’t survive her journey into outer space. In this puppet musical, however, the plucky dog manages to reach a remote planet that man has yet to conquer – for the time being, at any rate. Animator Aurel Klimt looks to the Czech puppet tradition forged by Jiří Trnka to create a tale about the unexpected champions of the Space Race.

  • 2K6 30/6 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    9C2 7/7 10:00 Čas Cinema
    Land of Silence and Darkness Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit
    Directed by: Werner Herzog
    Germany, 1971, 85min.
    Section: People Next Door

    Although only three people and minimal funding were involved in its creation, this picture is one of the most important documentaries of all time. The story of Fini Straubinger, a deaf-blind woman, demonstrates what it means to be truly alone. How can deaf-blind people understand our world? And can they reconcile themselves to their fate?

  • 237 30/6 19:00 Congress Hall
    6L8 4/7 23:00 Lazne III Cinema
    Last Night at the Alamo Last Night at the Alamo
    Directed by: Eagle Pennell
    USA, 1983, 84min.
    Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society

    Eagle Pennell, Texas’ own outlaw filmmaker, came out of a world full of saloons and country people, barmaids, drunks, schemers, and small time criminals. Not surprisingly, he chose to realize a film that would capture “a dying breed of Westerner” whose existence was threatened by Texas’ sprawling urban development and ever-growing oil wealth.

  • 1K6 29/6 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    7D2 5/7 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    Lawrence of Arabia Lawrence of Arabia
    Directed by: David Lean
    United Kingdom, 1962, 227min.
    Section: Seven Close Encounters

    Martin Krejčí presents

    Lean’s supreme mastery as a film director is manifested in this monumental epic, principally in the way he blended a character study of an ambiguous hero with a portrayal of complex historical events. The opulent production design, the composition of the battle scenes, the mesmerizing shots of the desert, the acting performances and compelling music brought the film seven Academy Awards plus the distinction of a work whose splendour is equal to its underlying message.

  • 2N1 30/6 10:00 Národní dům Cinema
    715 5/7 14:00 Grand Hall
    Leave No Trace Leave No Trace
    Directed by: Debra Granik
    USA, 2018, 119min.
    Section: Horizons

    Fifteen-year-old Tom lives with her father in the woods on the edge of Portland. Voluntary isolation from “normal society” allows them to create a reality of pure, simple joys untainted by civilization. But one day the surrounding world rears its ugly head, and confrontation is unavoidable. Creator of the acclaimed Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik turned in one of the highlights of this year’s Sundance fest.

  • 534 3/7 16:00 Congress Hall
    9L6 7/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Regained Memory
    The Legionnaire Il leginario
    Directed by: Hleb Papou
    Italy, 2017, 13min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    Daniel is an officer in a police special operations unit which has been given the task of clearing out a house full of immigrants. He, himself, is a descendant of African newcomers and the situation is made worse by the fact that his brother and mother live in the house as well. The time has come for him to decide whether to remain loyal to the establishment or to his own roots.

  • 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, Death of a Rock Star, Invasion of the Aluminum People
    Leonardo, Jr. Leonardo, Jr.
    Directed by: Lorrie Oshatz
    USA, 1981, 7min.
    Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society

    Leonardo, Jr. is a loving tribute to the wonderful silent comedy work of Buster Keaton. Writer, director, and actor Lorrie Oshatz tastefully and affectionately creates a catalogue of humorous situations with the style and grace of the Master.

  • 256 30/6 22:30 Cinema B
    656 4/7 22:30 Cinema B
    735 5/7 17:00 Congress Hall
    Light Years Años Luz
    Directed by: Manuel Abramovich
    Argentina / Spain / Brazil, 2017, 72min.
    Section: Another View

    We’re on the set of the period film Zama by director Lucrecia Martel, where actors in Spanish colonisers’ wigs pull on cigarettes and are then, moments later, running away from menacing-looking Indians covered in war paint. Light Years offers a glimpse into the working methods of South America’s most prominent female filmmaker while, instead of the traditional peeks behind the scenes, it serves up a restrained, poetic observational piece.

  • 1K1 29/6 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    322 1/7 12:30 Small Hall
    923 7/7 15:30 Small Hall
    This film will be screened with films: The Ferry, The Mail, Earth of the Blind, Antigravitation
    The Linen Veļa
    Directed by: Laila Pakalniņa
    Latvia, 1991, 11min.
    Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

    The first part of a trilogy, the film follows a delivery van driver who brings linen to a children’s hospital. As a backdrop to the deliveries, the movie presents small details of the hospital’s daily routine that are filled with emotional power. The film introduces a style Pakalniņa would continue in her later work.

  • 1L5 29/6 16:30 Lazne III Cinema
    439 2/7 22:00 Congress Hall
    5H4 3/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre
    6N5 4/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema
    Little Tickles Les chatouilles
    Directed by: Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer
    France, 2018, 103min.
    Section: Another View

    Fact, memories and imaginings merge together in this explosive drama, in which dancer, actress, screenwriter and director Andréa Bescond processes her own traumatic experiences as a child who was sexually abused by a family friend. This rousing picture, incorporating moments of humour despite its weighty theme, was a hit at Cannes this year.

  • 623 4/7 15:30 Small Hall
    7K5 5/7 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    951 7/7 09:00 Cinema B
    A Little Wisdom Xiao Zhihui
    Directed by: Yuqi Kang
    Canada / Nepal / China, 2017, 92min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    An isolated Buddhist monastery in southern Nepal not only provides refuge for monks, but also for orphans up to the age of sixteen. Far removed from civilisation, the boys learn about strict discipline and order yet, like all children, they hanker after adventure. An observational documentary which captures both the routine of the passing days and the vagaries of boyhood.

  • 2D2 30/6 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    5H3 3/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    7P6 5/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    Loveling Benzinho
    Directed by: Gustavo Passos Pizzi
    Brazil / Uruguay / Germany, 2018, 95min.
    Section: Horizons

    A large and lively family live on the outskirts of Rio. During heated days full of pranks and mutual teasing, Irene prepares for her son’s sudden departure abroad. This heartfelt film, about growing up too fast, maternal love, and family solidarity, garnered buzz at Sundance and Rotterdam.

  • 125 29/6 20:30 Small Hall
    711 5/7 09:00 Grand Hall
    Loves of a Blonde Lásky jedné plavovlásky
    Directed by: Miloš Forman
    Czechoslovakia, 1965, 77min.
    Section: Special Events

    Back in the day viewers throughout Europe and probably elsewhere became intrigued by an insignificant young trainee from a small Czech town. And this thanks to Miloš Forman, who rendered his tale of innocent Andula and her emotional disenchantment in an innovative way, suggesting to the audience that they are direct observers of her ordinary yet still remarkable and universal story.

  • 1C2 29/6 10:00 Čas Cinema
    4N4 2/7 19:00 Národní dům Cinema
    9D2 7/7 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    Lucia’s Grace Troppa Grazia
    Directed by: Gianni Zanasi
    Italy, 2018, 110min.
    Section: Horizons

    Lucia, a surveyor by profession, lives with her teenage daughter in a small town in the Veneto region. One day the Virgin Mary appears to her and instructs her to build a church on a site planned for the construction of a commercial centre. Lucia initially thinks her mind is playing tricks, but in the end, in order to fulfil the Madonna’s wish, she launches a battle with the authorities and investors. And with good reason as it turns out. Starring Alba Rohrwacher, Lucia’s Grace won an award from the Directors’ Fortnight at this year’s Cannes fest.

  • 227 30/6 21:30 Small Hall
    4P3 2/7 16:00 Pupp Cinema
    635 4/7 17:00 Congress Hall
    Lucky Lucky
    Directed by: John Caroll Lynch
    USA, 2017, 88min.
    Section: Another View

    A remembrance of the late Harry Dean Stanton, who died in 2017. The film narrative catches Lucky at a time when his daily routine is interrupted. Forced to face up to his own mortality, Lucky feels that all his jovial fellow citizens should be conscious of the inevitability of death and the subsequent void, and that this knowledge needn’t be a painful experience.


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