Films ordered by english title
516 3/7 17:00 Grand Hall 6P1 4/7 10:00 Pupp Cinema 8K1 6/7 09:00 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Paweł Maślona
Poland, 2017, 100min.
Section: Official Selection - Competition
In his blackly humorous debut, talented director Paweł Maślona has submitted a consummate answer to the question whether or not a panic attack can be translated into film language. Dramatic moments in the lives of several unfortunates living in contemporary Warsaw are here presented with refreshing playfulness and a singular knack for mixing the tragic and the comic.
315 1/7 14:00 Grand Hall 932 7/7 10:30 Congress HallDirected by: Stephen Moyer
USA, 2018, 96min.
The tragic death of the youngest sister (Anna Paquin) brings together members of a complicated family. The broken husband (Rhys Ifans) joins the siblings (Melissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon and Denis O’Hare) and the aging father (Ed Asner) on a journey, at whose end lie not only the effects the complex woman left behind but also a moving portrait of her, assembled from painful and joyful memories.
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: Downside Up, Bo Hai, Atlantis, 2003, And So We Put Goldfish in the PoolDirected by: Antoine Giorgini
France, 2016, 19min.
Section: Prague Short Film Festival Presents
A talent competition for theater school is coming up for Tony. But on the day, his best friend Steven, who has been assigned the task of trading lines with Tony during the audition, doesn’t show up. When Tony fails to find Steven’s replacement he is forced to pack it in, and he firmly resolves never to speak a civil word to the traitor again. Special Jury Mention in the International Competition at the 2018 Prague Short Film Festival.
1D9 29/6 21:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 622 4/7 12:30 Small HallDirected by: Ivo Trajkov
Czech Republic, 1998, 95min.
Section: People Next Door
Employing purely cinematic devices, the film conveys to a hearing audience the way in which the hearing-impaired perceive the world around them. The Past tells the story of František, a lost man who lands himself in prison after killing the lover of his girlfriend Líza in a fit of rage. An evocative drama from Ivo Trajkov with Karel Zima in the lead role.
714 5/7 11:30 Grand HallDirected by: Barry Levinson
USA, 2018, 105min.
Section: Special Events
Al Pacino stars as the beloved coach, a legend of American football. The end of his incredibly successful career, however, was marred by a scandal involving the sexual abuse of boys: for years multiple accomplices looked the other way until Paterno’s colleague Jerry Sandusky was finally convicted. Celebrated filmmaker Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Wag the Dog) vividly transfers the case to the big screen.
6P5 4/7 19:00 Pupp Cinema 723 5/7 15:30 Small Hall 953 7/7 14:00 Cinema BDirected by: Tonia Mishiali
Cyprus / Greece, 2018, 96min.
Section: East of the West - Competition
Elpida is a housewife confronted with the first signs of menopause while trapped in a loveless marriage to a heartless, despotic man. Together with the physical changes she experiences, however, her mind and her perception of reality are also gradually affected… A formally mature, muted psychological drama addressing the issues surrounding the position of women in a patriarchal society.
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: The Dreams of the Centenarians, Pikk Street, We Were at Our Own Field, In Memory of a Day Gone ByDirected by: Ülo Tambek
Estonia, 1968, 18min.
Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
This recently restored documentary bears witness to both the Soviet production system and censorship. The view of life on a collective farm depicted here seemed too bleak for the officials involved, and the film was not screened for two decades. What we see is an honest observation of country life presented in a wonderful visual form.
251 30/6 09:00 Cinema B 7H3 5/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre 8C5 6/7 18:30 Čas Cinema This film will be screened with films: Government House, Flame, Art and Theft, Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder, Forest Paths, Elegy, Imperial Valley (cultivated run-off)Directed by: Siegfried A. Fruhauf
Austria, 2017, 10min.
Austrian film structuralist Siegfried A. Fruhauf takes inspiration from elements of the so-called phantom rides of silent film and transforms them into a distinctively original spectral trip, in which he tackles symmetry and perspective, and sets in motion an eternal conflict between industrial technology and elusive nature.
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: The Dreams of the Centenarians, Peasants, We Were at Our Own Field, In Memory of a Day Gone ByDirected by: Hans Roosipuu
Estonia, 1966, 10min.
Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary
Pikk Street is one of the most important thoroughfares of Tallinn’s Old Town. The picture playfully combines hidden camera footage with more observational images, employing shots from unusual angles; these are accompanied by specific sounds and interesting musical themes. The result is a true cinematic adventure.
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, Dried MeatDirected by: David Lowery
USA, 2011, 16min.
Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society
Dallas-based David Lowery (director of A Ghost Story and Disney’s Pete’s Dragon) created his own genre of lyrical earth-bound mysticism in his short films, which he carried into his remarkable feature work. Pioneer, made shortly before his second, break-out feature Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, is a simple bedtime story told to a young boy, and 16 minutes of pure cinema magic.
154 29/6 17:00 Cinema B 3N1 1/7 10:00 Národní dům Cinema 6L3 4/7 13:30 Lazne III CinemaDirected by: Babis Makridis
Greece / Poland, 2018, 99min.
Section: Another View
The story of a man who only feels happy when he is unhappy. And to be happy he’s willing to do anything… A brutal comedy about an addiction to sorrow and pity, co-authored by top scribe of the Greek Weird Wave, Efthimis Filippou (Dogtooth, The Lobster, Alps, The Killing of a Sacred Deer)
5C8 3/7 23:59 Čas Cinema 9C8 7/7 23:59 Čas CinemaDirected by: John McTiernan
USA, 1987, 107min.
Section: Midnight Screenings
“I ain’t got time to bleed.” A military commando team, hastily called up on a rescue mission to the Val Verde jungle, is made up of the toughest guys on the planet. Too bad, though, because their adversary is not of this world, and the cosmic carnivore has chosen Earth as its hunting ground.…
1L6 29/6 19:30 Lazne III Cinema 3P3 1/7 16:00 Pupp Cinema 727 5/7 21:30 Small HallDirected by: Timur Bekmambetov
United Kingdom / USA / Russia / Cyprus, 2018, 105min.
Section: Another View
To aid her in investigating the recruitment of girls into ISIS, a journalist sets up a fake Facebook account and is immediately contacted by one of the members of the terrorist organization. The new thriller from Timur Bekmambetov, which takes place entirely on a computer screen, keeps the suspense ratcheted up tight until the very last moment.
224 30/6 18:30 Small Hall 3K3 1/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema 552 3/7 11:30 Cinema BDirected by: Vitaly Mansky
Latvia / Switzerland / Czech Republic, 2018, 102min.
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
On December 31, 1999 Vladimir Putin ascended to the president’s chair in Russia. In his latest picture renowned documentarist Vitaly Mansky draws on witness accounts of the events that happened in the years following that fateful day. He then rounds it out with his own fascinating perspective and with the longtime unique experience of a man whom only a movie camera separated from upper echelon politics.