Films ordered by  english title

  • 421 2/7 09:30 Small Hall
    8D6 6/7 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana
    Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
    Finland, 1994, 60min.
    Section: Seven Close Encounters

    Aleš Najbrt presents

    Aki Kaurismäki’s style is immediately apparent. An economical approach and an ability – ostensibly employing the simplest means possible – to capture the essence of people and of life’s principal values. A flair for evoking an atmosphere in which melancholy blends with gentle irony. And this unconventional road movie documents the filmmaker’s penchant for his own perennial heroes and stories – diffident outsiders and their rarely fulfilled desire for happiness.

  • 1P1 29/6 10:00 Pupp Cinema
    3L5 1/7 16:30 Lazne III Cinema
    611 4/7 09:00 Grand Hall
    Take Shelter Take Shelter
    Directed by: Jeff Nichols
    USA, 2011, 121min.
    Section: Made in Texas: Tribute to Austin Film Society

    Take Shelter is the Arkansas-born, Austin-based filmmaker’s rumination on an empire in decline and its shattering effects on masculinity. The film features one of the greatest career performances of Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Shannon, as well as a breakout role for the then-emerging actress Jessica Chastain.

  • 1K2 29/6 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    321 1/7 09:30 Small Hall
    922 7/7 12:30 Small Hall
    This film will be screened with films: White Bell, The Beginning, Apolinaras, El Dorado, The Old Man and the Land, A Trip Through Misty Meadows
    Ten Minutes Older Vecāks par 10 minūtēm
    Directed by: Herz Frank
    Latvia, 1978, 10min.
    Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

    Ten Minutes Older is an unusual film – it is shot in just one take lasting exactly ten minutes. The camera observes children watching a puppet theatre play. We don’t see the spectacle, just the emotional impact it has on one little boy. His face becomes the mirror of his soul.

  • 414 2/7 11:30 Grand Hall
    8D5 6/7 16:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    The Cranes Are Flying Letyat zhuravli
    Directed by: Mikhail Kalatozov
    USSR, 1957, 98min.
    Section: Out of the Past

    Andrei Tarkovsky described the visual merits of Mikhail Kalatozov’s films as outstanding and saw them as inspirational for his own work. In an era of faceless wartime epics, this drama, focusing on a simple tale of tragic love, appeared as a revelation – not only in its theme but in its expressive style, which ensured that the image, editing and sound also had a significant creative role to play in the film.

  • 2P6 30/6 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    4N5 2/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema
    927 7/7 21:30 Small Hall
    To the Ends of the World Les confins du monde
    Directed by: Guillaume Nicloux
    France / China / Belgium, 2017, 103min.
    Section: Horizons

    Indochina, 1945. Young French soldier Robert Tassen (Gaspard Ulliel) sets out on a frantic mission whose goal is to find and punish Vietnamese General Vo Binh, instigator of the massacre that saw Robert’s brother brutally slain. This powerful, dark probe into the depths of a soldier’s soul comes from one of the most versatile of French directors (e.g. The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq).

  • 718 5/7 20:00 Grand Hall
    8P2 6/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    9K5 7/7 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    To the Night To the Night
    Directed by: Peter Brunner
    Austria / USA, 2018, 102min.
    Section: Official Selection - Competition

    As a child Norman survived a fire that took the rest of his family. As an adult he is still struggling with the resulting trauma, and he finds it difficult to start a new life with his girlfriend and little boy. An oppressive atmosphere, subtle hints, and spectacular images playing upon the subconscious – these are the primary attributes of this brutally intimate study of a wounded individual. Captivating Caleb Landry Jones excels in the main role.

  • 2C3 30/6 12:30 Čas Cinema
    633 4/7 13:00 Congress Hall
    823 6/7 15:30 Small Hall
    Touch Me Not Touch Me Not
    Directed by: Adina Pintilie
    Romania / Germany / Czech Republic / Bulgaria / France, 2018, 125min.
    Section: Horizons

    “Why haven’t you ever asked me what this film is about? And why haven’t I ever told you anyway?” Largely rhetorical, these questions open the Romanian filmmaker's bold cinematic exploration of human intimacy. This highly tactile, conceptual film attempts to capture the physical proximity of one person to another and to define our own sense of intimacy with ourselves. Awarded the Golden Bear for Best Film at this year’s Berlinale.

  • 719 5/7 22:30 Grand Hall
    8C7 6/7 21:30 Čas Cinema
    9K7 7/7 22:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    Trash on Mars Mars
    Directed by: Benjamin Tuček
    Czech Republic, 2018, 84min.
    Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition

    The budget for the program to colonize Mars was so drastically cut back that settlements never appeared on the faraway planet. Now the only reminder of the ambitious plan is an abandoned base inhabited by a very lonely robot. The silence and tranquility of the red planet is eventually disturbed, however, by a privately-funded Czech crew, whose members have taken on the mission for very different reasons…

  • 223 30/6 15:30 Small Hall
    3K5 1/7 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    551 3/7 09:00 Cinema B
    Treasure Island L' Île au trésor
    Directed by: Guillaume Brac
    France, 2018, 97min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    The summer season at a recreation center near Paris is in full swing, so there is no shortage of amusing situations at the crowded swimming pool. A glimpse into the mindset of the visitors and employees of the extensive park – original French inhabitants and immigrants who come here to relax because they lack the means for a more exotic vacation.

  • 2H5 30/6 22:30 Husovka Theatre
    7N1 5/7 10:00 Národní dům Cinema
    The Tribe Plemya
    Directed by: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
    Ukraine, 2014, 130min.
    Section: People Next Door

    Sergei is the new kid at a boarding school for deaf-mute children. During the course of his harrowing initiation he endeavours to experience love in spite of the emotion-deprived world around him. This icy debut, which employs the untraditional medium of sign language, needs not a single word to convey the full, devastating picture of how human society works – a fact also reflected in the film’s array of coveted awards.

  • 1K2 29/6 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    321 1/7 09:30 Small Hall
    922 7/7 12:30 Small Hall
    This film will be screened with films: White Bell, The Beginning, Apolinaras, El Dorado, The Old Man and the Land, Ten Minutes Older
    A Trip Through Misty Meadows Kelionė ūkų lankomis
    Directed by: Henrikas Šablevičius
    Lithuania, 1973, 11min.
    Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

    Henrikas Šablevičius made this film as a farewell to the siaurukas, a slow, narrow-gauge train recalling the idyllic times of independent Lithuania. A Trip Through Misty Meadows remains a shining example of the Lithuanian poetic documentary thanks to its unique cinematic language and visual allegories conveying a deep connection to the past, something that architects of the “new life” struggled to erase.


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