Films ordered by english title
523 4/7 15:30 Small Hall 9L4 8/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema This film will be screened with films: After the Reunion, Atlantis, 2003Directed by: Giorgi Mukhadze
Georgia, 2016, 16min.
Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Their mother’s death becomes the grim pretext for estranged siblings to reunite. Ana and Niko are having trouble reconnecting, and words just seem to get in the way. Then something seemingly insignificant from the past helps them break down the barrier dividing them, and they remember how it was when each other’s presence brought them joy.
1H4 30/6 16:30 Husovka Theatre 2N6 1/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema 4N6 3/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema 7K6 6/7 20:00 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Daniel Ribeiro
Brazil, 2014, 96min.
Section: People Next Door
Leo is now fifteen and would like to live his own life. But since he’s blind, everyone around him is constantly trying to provide unasked-for assistance. His routine days are suddenly altered by the arrival of a new classmate – and by the intense feelings he has for the boy. Tenderness and spontaneity are the common denominators in an emotionally charged picture of first love and self-discovery.
4C3 3/7 12:30 Čas Cinema 7N3 6/7 13:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Valeska Grisebach
Germany / Bulgaria / Austria, 2017, 119min.
This year at Cannes, the producers of the hit Toni Erdmann introduced the long-awaited third film by renowned German director Valeska Grisebach. Her picture unfolds in the Bulgarian-Greek border region in a community of German construction workers, foreigners in a no man’s land whose conflicts with the local community, according to the rules of the genre, seem to be inevitable – the movie is titled Western after all.
3K3 2/7 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema 554 4/7 14:00 Cinema B 8H5 7/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre This film will be screened with films: Extrapolate, FUDDY DUDDY, keep that dream burning, Urth, Impassenger, The Lost Object, Burning Mountains That Spew FlameDirected by: Christin Turner
USA, 2016, 12min.
A lone driver on a long journey to the unknown travels through the American landscape as night is falling. But with the approaching monolith of Devils Tower, his perception of the passing horizon warps into an almost hallucinogenic vision of the afterlife called forth by the mysterious spirit of the mountain. The film pays tribute to a sacred landscape while constructing a meditation on one’s own death.
1N3 30/6 13:00 Národní dům Cinema 453 3/7 11:30 Cinema B 6H3 5/7 13:30 Husovka TheatreDirected by: Mouly Surya
Indonesia, 2013, 104min.
Section: People Next Door
A delicate Indonesian film about love that introduces us to a group of blind kids; they may not have a clear vision of the future but that doesn’t mean they don’t dream – on the contrary. This poetic work captures moments we might otherwise tend to overlook, and it demonstrates that the loss of one sense doesn’t necessarily mean we forfeit a colourful view of the world.
2K1 1/7 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema 354 2/7 14:00 Cinema B 753 6/7 11:30 Cinema B 9D4 8/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal TheatreDirected by: Deepak Rauniyar
Nepal / USA / Qatar / Netherlands, 2016, 89min.
Section: Another View
A partisan named Chandra who fought against monarchy and dictatorship returns home years later to a Nepalese mountain village to bury his father. But he arrives in the middle of a traditional burial ceremony, and after a conflict he is forced to complete the process merely with the help of two children. Perhaps their journey signifies more than mere submission to the bygone ways Chandra fought against, but also hope for a brighter future for a country at a crossroads.
319 2/7 22:30 Grand Hall 4K3 3/7 11:30 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Vít Klusák
Czech Republic / Slovak Republic / United Kingdom, 2017, 105min.
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
A stylized portrait of an authentic Czech neo-Nazi, who hates his life but doesn’t know what to change. Corrosively absurd and starkly chilling in equal measure, this tragicomedy investigates the radical worldview of “decent, ordinary people.” And just when it seems that its message can’t get any more urgent, the film culminates in a totally uncompromising way.
1P5 30/6 22:00 Pupp Cinema 311 2/7 09:00 Grand Hall 7N5 6/7 19:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal
USA / United Kingdom, 2017, 105min.
This comprehensive biographical documentary details the meteoric rise and dramatic fall of Whitney Houston via numerous testimonies from people in the pop icon’s close circle and also through a series of previously unpublished video recordings.
1C4 30/6 15:30 Čas Cinema 3H6 2/7 22:30 Husovka Theatre 5N4 4/7 16:00 Národní dům Cinema 7H5 6/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre This film will be screened with films: In the Year of the Monkey, Red Light, Dadyaa: The Woodpeckers of Rotha, Chasse RoyaleDirected by: Marie Dvořáková
Czech Republic / USA, 2016, 15min.
Section: Prague Short Film Festival Presents
A young trombone player spends an adventurous night trying to open an impossible bottle of wine. A girl who’s fast asleep, a crooked bookcase, and some mold get in the way, turning his world upside down. When the night is over he is forced to perform the ultimate act of courage.
7D4 6/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal TheatreDirected by: Václav Vorlíček
Czechoslovakia, 1966, 81min.
Section: Special Events
Superheroes from Kája Saudek’s comic-book illustrations come to life in a comedy that still charms audiences fifty years after it first hit the big screen, not only for its bizarre theme, but also for the remarkable ideas coming from the director’s chair. Quips aimed at state bureaucracy and bovine-brained policemen never entirely lose their currency; moreover, the film can also be taken as an original critique of scientific arrogance.
814 7/7 15:00 Grand Hall 9N5 8/7 19:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Taylor Sheridan
USA, 2016, 111min.
Section: Special Events
Game tracker Cory Lambert is out in the desolate snowy tundra of Wyoming when he discovers the body of a Native American woman. The investigation is led by newly qualified FBI agent Jane Banner, who asks Cory to help her get to the bottom of the mysterious death… A masterful directorial debut from successful screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario and Hell or High Water), in which Jeremy Renner in the role of Cory gives one of the most complex performances in recent times.
228 1/7 22:00 Small Hall 535 4/7 17:00 Congress Hall 7H4 6/7 16:30 Husovka TheatreDirected by: Audrius Stonys
Lithuania / Estonia, 2016, 56min.
This uncommon documentary portrait takes us to the Kazakh part of the Tian Shan mountains where a small glaciological station stands at the base of the Tuiuksu glacier, altitude 3,500 meters. Here, in a land of silence untroubled by historical events, lives a loner scientist who has dedicated her life to monitoring the climatic pulse of the planet.
1L4 30/6 19:30 Lazne III Cinema 355 2/7 17:00 Cinema B 7N4 6/7 16:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Stéphane Brizé
France / Belgium, 2016, 119min.
Normandy 1819. Educated in a convent, young adult Jeanne is happy to marry a country nobleman, but when things go south she is unable to properly respond to his brutality and infidelity. Her disenchantment gradually transforms into the loss of illusion, but even as she grows older Jeanne fails to learn to fight. Stéphane Brizé’s excellent adaptation of the Guy de Maupassant novel competed last year at Venice, winning a FIPRESCI Prize.
4N1 3/7 10:00 Národní dům Cinema 8N4 7/7 16:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Pedro Almodóvar
Spain, 1988, 88min.
Section: 30 Years of the European Film Academy
As she doggedly searches for her inconstant lover, protagonist Pepa serves as the common thread linking absurd situations with insights into the bizarre lives of numerous characters. The film successfully passes for a madcap comedy, but the women here are connected by something else – emotional turmoil and loneliness.
1H3 30/6 13:30 Husovka Theatre 6H6 5/7 22:30 Husovka Theatre 9H6 8/7 22:30 Husovka TheatreDirected by: Jem Cohen
USA / United Kingdom, 2016, 57min.
Film poet Jem Cohen has been known for decades for his perceptive portrayals of various parts of the world. This time his hour-long film investigates life in the British coastal town of Southend-on-Sea – a place whose rhythm is affected by the unceasing ebb and flow of the tides. Objects reflected in windows, the inhabitants’ seemingly banal monologues, obscure and empty corners, and houses emanating the magic of the past – all these bespeak ordinariness but also the uniqueness of human beings.
3D3 2/7 13:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 722 6/7 12:30 Small HallDirected by: Dušan Makavejev
Yugoslavia / Germany, 1971, 84min.
Section: Six Close Encounters
Around 1971, while walking down Oxford Street, we passed by the Mecca of London’s art houses at the time, the Academy Cinema, which was showing something called The Mysteries of the Organism. All of a sudden, cinema took a new dimension in our eyes; it was fresh, impertinent, joyously radical, a melting pot of documentary, archive footage and pure fiction, an exploration of Wilhelm Reich’s theories on sexual energies. There is no better proof that movies weren’t just about telling stories – they could take you much further…
Dan Fainaru, Edna Fainaru