Films ordered by  english title

  • 2L4 30/6 14:00 Lazne III Cinema
    4H2 2/7 13:30 Husovka Theatre
    856 6/7 22:30 Cinema B
    This film will be screened with films: Markéta Wants Her Bag
    Scalamare Scalamare
    Directed by: Jiří Kylián
    Czech Republic / Netherlands, 2017, 11min.
    Section: Czech Films 2017–2018

    The memorial to the victims of the First World War in Ancona, Italy, whose stairs have a magnificent view of waves breaking on the Adriatic Sea. A couple returning to the place they honeymooned 40 years earlier. A visually elegant miniature directed by world-renowned choreographer Jiří Kylián, where words are unnecessary because dance says it all.

  • 7D4 5/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    Searching Bloudění
    Directed by: Jan Čuřík, Antonín Máša
    Czechoslovakia, 1965, 79min.
    Section: Special Events

    In this depiction of a generational conflict of values, the film’s title symbolically conveys many of the characters’ frame of mind. The father, a one-time communist of Stalinist bent, is trying to find a way to excuse his past. The son, affected by his dad’s moral failings and with his soul in disarray, is endeavouring to choose the right way to live his life, as are the three youngsters he encounters when he runs away from home.

  • 133 29/6 13:00 Congress Hall
    354 1/7 17:00 Cinema B
    6N3 4/7 16:00 Národní dům Cinema
    Searching for Ingmar Bergman Searching for Ingmar Bergman
    Directed by: Margarethe von Trotta
    Germany / France, 2018, 95min.
    Section: Out of the Past

    This year he would have turned 100. Commemorate the anniversary of one of the most important filmmakers of all time with a documentary by a German director, who investigates Bergman and his artistic legacy, his closest cooperators, and the contemporary artists whom he significantly influenced.

  • 3K1 1/7 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    955 7/7 20:00 Cinema B
    Season of the Devil Ang Panahon ng Halimaw
    Directed by: Lav Diaz
    Philippines, 2018, 234min.
    Section: Horizons

    1970s Philippines. With its “moderate” four-hour length, this stylistically clear-cut depiction of a cruel era under martial law comes off as rather brief – only, of course, in the context of Diaz’s impressively long prior films. Nevertheless, the maverick writer-director’s latest offering will surprise even loyal fans as it represents his first foray into new genre turf: the musical.

  • 5D2 3/7 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    8K7 6/7 22:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    See No Evil, Hear No Evil See No Evil, Hear No Evil
    Directed by: Arthur Hiller
    USA, 1989, 103min.
    Section: People Next Door

    Wally is rude, loud, and blind. Dave is cultured, quiet, and deaf. They couldn’t be more different, but they complement each other perfectly. A classic of the genre, this crime comedy brings to the screen two hardheaded guys who don’t take guff from anyone.

  • 327 1/7 21:30 Small Hall
    Sharp Objects Sharp Objects
    Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
    USA, 2018, 60min.
    Section: Special Events

    An exclusive pre-premiere of the first episode of HBO’s long-awaited series “Sharp Objects.” Journalist Camille Preaker returns to her hometown in order to report on the murder of two girls, and the more she delves into the story, the deeper she falls into her own past. The series, which was based on the eponymous bestseller by novelist Gillian Flynn, will be shown as part of the festival’s HBO Exclusive.

  • 2H1 30/6 10:30 Husovka Theatre
    533 3/7 13:00 Congress Hall
    853 6/7 14:00 Cinema B
    Short Cut Na krátko
    Directed by: Jakub Šmíd
    Czech Republic, 2018, 107min.
    Section: Czech Films 2017–2018

    Eleven-year-old Jakub can’t stand his stepsister or his domineering grandma. To make matters worse he finds out that his workhorse of a mother lied to him about his father, who is certainly not navigating any maritime vessel, as she would have him believe. Family ties are sorely put to the test in Jakub Šmíd’s understated drama, an adaptation of the award-winning novella To Disappear by Petra Soukupová.

  • 5D3 3/7 13:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    9L3 7/7 13:30 Lazne III Cinema
    Signum Laudis Signum laudis
    Directed by: Martin Hollý
    Czechoslovakia, 1980, 85min.
    Section: Out of the Past

    The trenches of World War I provide for a captivating backdrop to the drama of Corporal Hoferik. In his devotion to the Habsburg Monarchy, he fanatically carries out his military orders, but he ultimately suffers the Empire’s disfavor. The director brings uncommon intensity to bear as he vividly portrays this anomalous and historically oft-repeated paradox.

  • 523 3/7 15:30 Small Hall
    The Silent Child The Silent Child
    Directed by: Chris Overton
    United Kingdom, 2017, 20min.
    Section: People Next Door

    Libby, who is deaf, is growing up in a family where, for all the rush, there’s still no time left for the seemingly shy little girl. Everything changes when she meets a social worker named Joanne… This Academy Award-winning short film is an empathetic manifesto on the right of the deaf to have their own language. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaking delegation headed by screenwriter and actress Rachel Shenton, ambassador of Britain’s National Deaf Children’s Society.

  • 9S1 7/7 22:30 Outdoor Cinema
    Sink or Swim Le grand bain
    Directed by: Gilles Lellouche
    France, 2018, 122min.
    Section: Special Events

    Downcast Bertrand is suffering a midlife crisis. When he answers an ad placed by a group looking for a new member for their male synchronised swimming team (we’re talking aquabeaux here), he has no idea that the amateur squad will not only bring him new friends but also a new lease of life. A comedy about holding your breath for as long as it takes to ensure life goes swimmingly.

  • 137 29/6 19:00 Congress Hall
    5C6 3/7 21:00 Čas Cinema
    9H5 7/7 22:30 Husovka Theatre
    A Skin So Soft Ta Peau si lisse
    Directed by: Denis Côté
    Canada / Switzerland / France, 2017, 94min.
    Section: Another View

    This merciless observational piece focuses on modern gladiators (wrestlers, bodybuilders, and trainers) who maintain extreme diets, toil in the weight room, and follow a strict daily routine. Each of these peak individuals has a different goal, but they all share the same obsession: to push beyond the limits of their bodies.

  • 2K3 30/6 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    8L3 6/7 13:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Rat Pack Rat, 1985, The Rabbit Hunt, Dried Meat, Pioneer
    Skunk Skunk
    Directed by: Annie Silverstein
    USA, 2014, 15min.
    Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society

    Annie Silverstein’s short film about a girl, her dog, and an encounter at a swimming hole bears an intimate connection to its Texas environs and has a searing authenticity. Silverstein made the film while a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. The film was awarded the top prize of the Cannes Cinéfondation.

  • 314 1/7 11:30 Grand Hall
    721 5/7 09:30 Small Hall
    Slacker Slacker
    Directed by: Richard Linklater
    USA, 1991, 97min.
    Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society

    The film that defined Austin, Texas for a generation. Richard Linklater enlisted his local community to help him make a visionary feature that would take shape through a chain of interactions over the course of a single day, the action moving from one scene to the next by following each new character. The film is known as one of the defining American movies of the 1990s.

  • 153 29/6 14:00 Cinema B
    353 1/7 14:00 Cinema B
    6H4 4/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre
    Sleep Has Her House Sleep Has Her House
    Directed by: Scott Barley
    United Kingdom, 2017, 90min.
    Section: Imagina

    A spectral landscape where human traces have completely disappeared. Only animals under the cover of darkness quietly await the arrival of a mystic spirit diffusing over the forest basins. This feature-length cinematic nocturne is a nightmare, a romantic excursion into unbridled wilderness, and an apocalyptic vision in one.

  • 1K5 29/6 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    8L1 6/7 10:30 Lazne III Cinema
    The Slow Business of Going The Slow Business of Going
    Directed by: Athina Rachel Tsangari
    Greece / USA, 2000, 95min.
    Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society

    The Slow Business of Going is a wild experiment involving a patchwork of film images and references, in a story about a young woman who travels the world collecting audiovisual material. Tsangari’s first feature, made with a grant from the Austin Film Society, heralds the artist’s dexterity with film logic and language, and with imaginative cultural critique.

  • 239 30/6 22:00 Congress Hall
    9L5 7/7 16:30 Lazne III Cinema
    Somebody Up There Likes Me Somebody Up There Likes Me
    Directed by: Bob Byington
    USA, 2012, 76min.
    Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society

    Somebody Up There Likes Me stars Nick Offerman as the sidekick of a young slacker who bumbles and fails his way through romantic encounters. Film Comment noted that “the film remains true to the Byington spirit – snapshots of life bursting with disappointment and desperation, dished up tongue in cheek, laced with offbeat wit, and offered in a spirit of fun.”

  • 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: Fair Sisters, Mask of Sarnath, Death of a Rock Star, Leonardo, Jr., Invasion of the Aluminum People
    Speed of Light Speed of Light
    Directed by: Brian Hansen
    USA, 1981, 30min.
    Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society

    Speed of Light is best described, in the words of its creators, as a “screaming red piece of time crash-landing in the cultural backwash of the American Gothic.” Directed by Brian Hansen, the film also features a soundtrack by Radio Free Europe, an Austin new wave/art rock/mechanical noise group of which Hansen was a member.

  • 411 2/7 09:00 Grand Hall
    6P6 4/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    Strangers on a Train Strangers on a Train
    Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
    USA, 1951, 101min.
    Section: Out of the Past

    Thirty-year-old Patricia Highsmith must have felt honored when the great Hitchcock chose to film her very first novel Strangers on a Train (1950). He must certainly have been drawn to a character often found in his own work – the dangerous psychopath hiding his predilections behind a flawless mask. Here, shortly before his untimely death, the talented Robert Walker appears as the dashing and irresistible ladies’ man.

  • 356 1/7 22:30 Cinema B
    5N4 3/7 19:00 Národní dům Cinema
    627 4/7 21:30 Small Hall
    Styx Styx
    Directed by: Wolfgang Fischer
    Germany / Austria, 2018, 94min.
    Section: Another View

    A successful German doctor fulfils a long-held dream to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. She is prepared for anything – at least she thinks she is. However, her pilgrimage to Ascension Island is cut short when she comes across a boat overloaded with refugees.

  • 618 4/7 20:00 Grand Hall
    7P2 5/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    9K2 7/7 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    Sueño Florianópolis Sueño Florianópolis
    Directed by: Ana Katz
    Argentina / Brazil / France, 2018, 103min.
    Section: Official Selection - Competition

    Lucrecia, Pedro, and their teenage kids Julian and Florencia set out from Buenos Aires one sweltering day in a rattletrap Renault to vacation in the Brazilian summer resort of Florianópolis. Renowned Argentinian director Ana Katz draws upon gentle humor and light melancholy to relate a tale of first love, past lovers, fateful encounters, and fleeting joys.

  • 6P3 4/7 16:00 Pupp Cinema
    7C3 5/7 12:30 Čas Cinema
    9H1 7/7 10:30 Husovka Theatre
    Suleiman Mountain Suleiman gora
    Directed by: Elizaveta Stishova
    Kyrgyzstan / Russia, 2017, 101min.
    Section: East of the West - Competition

    Karabas is a man who has never really grown up. He drinks too much, and he and his young pregnant wife just scrape by. When his first wife Zhipara arrives with the news that she’s found their long-lost son Uluk, a question arises: Could the fractured foursome all live together? A distinctive debut which dexterously combines a road movie with a family drama and an original comedy, thereby painting a vivid portrait of life in Kyrgyzstan.

  • 338 1/7 19:30 Congress Hall
    453 2/7 14:00 Cinema B
    8S1 6/7 22:30 Outdoor Cinema
    9N1 7/7 10:00 Národní dům Cinema
    Summer Leto
    Directed by: Kirill Serebrennikov
    Russia / France, 2018, 126min.
    Section: Horizons

    Leningrad, the beginning of the 1980s. The grey gloom of political repression is brightened by an emerging edgy rock movement. Mike, frontman of the band Zoopark, meets young musician Viktor, who’s soon to become a Russian rock legend… Kirill Serebrennikov offers a visually polished tribute to artists whose music changed the world.

  • 427 2/7 21:30 Small Hall
    5P6 3/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    9N2 7/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema
    Support the Girls Support the Girls
    Directed by: Andrew Bujalski
    USA, 2018, 93min.
    Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition

    Lisa is a dedicated restaurant manager who is trying to keep the place afloat, get on with the owner and the customers, and support her employees. But a deluge of accumulated problems gradually saps her patience. In a film about the search for dignity in a business that objectifies its employees, the natural performances of the entire female ensemble lent solid support.

  • 311 1/7 09:00 Grand Hall
    4P6 2/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    9D9 7/7 21:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    Sweet Country Sweet Country
    Directed by: Warwick Thornton
    Australia, 2017, 113min.
    Section: Horizons

    The Australian bush, Northern Territory, 1920s. Free Aborigine Sam gets on the wrong side of embittered war veteran Harry, who believes that the original inhabitants should still be wearing irons. This masterfully directed Australian Western about deeply embedded brutality and racism garnered the Special Jury Prize at Venice and the most coveted award at the Toronto IFF.

  • 434 2/7 16:00 Congress Hall
    8L6 6/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Marica, 1981
    Sweet Home Czyzewo Sweet Home Czyżewo
    Directed by: Jakub Radej
    Poland, 2017, 28min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    “You’re not local anymore,” Marcin is told when he returns to his hometown after spending three years in America. The truth behind this remark becomes very clear to the young man the day after he gets back. Within twenty-four hours he loses everything he’s been looking forward to and has hitherto believed in.

  • 524 3/7 18:30 Small Hall
    6K3 4/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    852 6/7 11:30 Cinema B
    The Swing The Swing
    Directed by: Cyril Aris
    Lebanon, 2018, 74min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    Viviane and Antoine have lived together for 65 years, and while she still has her strength, he has long been bedridden. And so no one is able or has any desire to tell the weakened old man the distressing news that his beloved daughter has suddenly died. Indeed, the grief might cause his death… A heavy, lyrical portrait brightened by the warming rays of loved ones’ smiles.


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