Films ordered by  english title

  • 7D7 5/7 19:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    Wag the Dog Wag the Dog
    Directed by: Barry Levinson
    USA, 1997, 97min.
    Section: Special Events

    Barry Levinson has a rich and remarkable filmography covering a variety of genres, with several titles rightfully claiming a place in the history of cinema. After Rain Man, the primary contender is the scintillating satire Wag the Dog, aimed at both sides of the equation: those who quite literally fabricate political causes to order and those who willingly gobble them up.

  • 2P3 30/6 16:00 Pupp Cinema
    5L7 3/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    834 6/7 16:00 Congress Hall
    Wajib Wajib
    Directed by: Annemarie Jacir
    Palestine / France / Germany / Colombia / Norway / Qatar / United Arab Emirates, 2017, 96min.
    Section: Horizons

    After many years in Italy, architect Shadi returns home to Nazareth for his sister’s wedding. And as an old Palestinian custom dictates, he and his father are to deliver the wedding invitations in person. Written and directed with care, the film takes viewers on a poignant journey toward mutual respect, out of which emerges a comprehensive mosaic of contemporary, if often contradictory, Palestine.

  • 7C4 5/7 15:30 Čas Cinema
    8H3 6/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre
    9H2 7/7 13:30 Husovka Theatre
    Walden Walden
    Directed by: Daniel Zimmermann
    Switzerland / Austria, 2018, 100min.
    Section: Documentary Films - Competition

    Gentle birdsong filters through dense forest vegetation only to be drowned out by the sudden roar of chainsaws. Thus begins a documentary comprising a mere thirteen 360° panning shots, whose uncompromising formal concept places great demands on the patient viewer. But as soon as we align our breathing with the slow rhythm of the shots a surprising odyssey opens out before us of the paradoxical migration of wood from Austrian forests to a secret, far-off destination.

  • 537 3/7 19:00 Congress Hall
    9L7 7/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Where the Summer Goes (chapters on youth), Dialect
    Warm Comedy about Depression, Madness and Unfulfilled Dreams Hrejivá komédia o depresii, šialenstve a nesplnených snoch
    Directed by: Michal Ďuriš
    Slovak Republic, 2017, 22min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    States of depression or mild insanity shouldn’t immediately be viewed as something negative. Talented director Michal Ďuriš portrays a family whose members have known each other for so long that it’s difficult to differentiate between love and cabin fever. Everyone will experience a crisis at some point in their lives, but it’s important to talk about it. Even if it means potential dialogue will be replaced with sticky notes.

  • 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, Peasants, In Memory of a Day Gone By
    We Were at Our Own Field Pabuvam savam lauki
    Directed by: Henrikas Šablevičius
    Lithuania, 1988, 20min.
    Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

    Glastnost and Lithuania’s eventual independence from the USSR open up the possibility of examining previously banned subjects: death, postwar resistance and – as in We Were at Our Own Field – the damage done by the Soviet occupation and the simple longing for home.

  • 152 29/6 11:30 Cinema B
    3H1 1/7 10:30 Husovka Theatre
    6L5 4/7 16:30 Lazne III Cinema
    When the War Comes Až přijde válka
    Directed by: Jan Gebert
    Czech Republic / Croatia, 2018, 76min.
    Section: Czech Films 2017–2018

    “We’ll become legends of our time,” states one of the members of the Slovak Recruits paramilitary group, which puts young people through inhumane drills and aims to “defend and preserve the nation”. Jan Gebert’s documentary, screened at the Berlinale, observes a youngster with authoritarian inclinations, part of a growing nationalism in unexpected age groups.

  • 537 3/7 19:00 Congress Hall
    9L7 7/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    This film will be screened with films: Dialect, Warm Comedy about Depression, Madness and Unfulfilled Dreams
    Where the Summer Goes (chapters on youth) Onde o Verão Vai (episódios da juventude)
    Directed by: David Pinheiro Vicente
    Portugal, 2018, 20min.
    Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow

    One baking hot day a group of youngsters take off for the river. To pass the time they amuse themselves with the story of a man whose pet snake tried to swallow him whole; it seems that, in sharing this tale, they unwittingly set the tone of this lazy, carefree day. The stifling heat and the sensuality of the pervasive natural surroundings awaken feelings that would otherwise have remained well and truly hidden.

  • 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: The Beginning, Apolinaras, El Dorado, The Old Man and the Land, Ten Minutes Older, A Trip Through Misty Meadows
    White Bell Baltie zvani
    Directed by: Ivars Kraulītis
    Latvia, 1961, 24min.
    Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

    An early example of Riga-style film of the 1960s. Urban life in Riga as seen through the eyes of a little girl (Ilze Zariņa) who is looking for white bell flowers. This short drama, which draws on the city symphony genre, presents a picture of city life from the early morning hours to the peak of the day.

  • 4D3 2/7 13:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    White Paradise Bílý ráj
    Directed by: Karel Lamač
    Czechoslovakia, 1924, 70min.
    Section: Out of the Past

    The social melodrama White Paradise, with its classic story and advanced technical quality, was a huge success at the box office in 1924, thanks in part to the involvement of Der starke Vierer (the strong four), one of the most distinctive creative teams to come out of early Czechoslovak cinema: director and actor Karel Lamač, cameraman Otto Heller, actress Anny Ondra and, later on, scripter Václav Wasserman. White Paradise will be screened at the festival with live musical accompaniment.

  • 134 29/6 16:00 Congress Hall
    3L7 1/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    821 6/7 09:30 Small Hall
    Wildlife Wildlife
    Directed by: Paul Dano
    USA, 2018, 104min.
    Section: Horizons

    Acting icon of American independent film, Paul Dano debuts as director with an adaptation of a novel focusing on a thoughtful boy named Joe, whose adolescence in 1960s Montana is marked by his parents’ catastrophic marriage crisis. This solidly-built psychological drama features engaging performances from Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, and, above all, 16-year-old Ed Oxenbould.

  • 2C1 30/6 09:00 Čas Cinema
    5K6 3/7 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    9N5 7/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema
    The Wild Pear Tree Ahlat Agaci
    Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
    Turkey / France / Germany / Bulgaria, 2018, 188min.
    Section: Horizons

    Sinan has always wanted to be a writer. Convinced of his own exceptionalism, he returns to his hometown where he would like to earn enough money to publish his own book. Instead, he finds himself caught up in the same debts as his father… This visually captivating film is a reminder of the ineluctability of fate.

  • 318 1/7 20:00 Grand Hall
    4P2 2/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    6K2 4/7 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    Winter Flies Všechno bude
    Directed by: Olmo Omerzu
    Czech Republic / Slovenia / Poland / Slovak Republic, 2018, 85min.
    Section: Official Selection - Competition

    Mischievously self-assured Mára and somewhat eccentric Heduš set out into the frozen wastes in search of adventure – by car, naturally. After all, Mára’s turning fifteen soon. A road movie about the flies that occasionally buzz around even in winter, and a story – before it ends at the police station – that tells of the elusive bond of boyhood friendship and the irrepressible desire to experience something, even if you don't exactly know what.

  • 2H4 30/6 19:30 Husovka Theatre
    4C5 2/7 18:30 Čas Cinema
    832 6/7 10:30 Congress Hall
    This film will be screened with films: The Coast, 511 Best Photographs of Mars, Midsummer Day
    Woman from Kihnu Kihnu naine
    Directed by: Mark Soosaar
    Estonia, 1974, 49min.
    Section: Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary

    Kihnu is a small island in the Gulf of Riga. Soosaar looks at the islanders from the point of view of an explorer, just like his filmmaking hero Robert Flaherty once did. Their traditional lifestyle unfolds in front of his camera: customary songs and rituals, and heartfelt images of people’s daily lives.

  • 519 3/7 22:30 Grand Hall
    8P6 6/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    The World Is Yours Le Monde est à toi
    Directed by: Romain Gavras
    France, 2018, 94min.
    Section: Horizons

    François deals drugs but he’ll only continue doing so until he saves up enough money to fulfil his dream – to become the official distributor of Mr. Freeze popsicles. However, things suddenly get out of hand and François is forced to take on one last job that will hopefully set things straight… A somewhat scatterbrained gang, consisting of his mum, two Mohammeds and his ex-stepfather, leaps into action.


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