Films ordered by section
41A 3/7 23:00 Grand Hall 6P5 5/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema 7N1 6/7 10:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Sofia Coppola
USA, 2017, 94min.
It’s 1864 and a wounded soldier of the enemy Union Army finds himself ensconced in a closed community of pupils and supervisors at a young ladies’ seminary somewhere in Virginia. During his convalescence, the compassion evinced by the women who receive and care for him begins to warp into jealousy and rivalry for his favor. The outstanding Nicole Kidman shines in this remake of the 1971 morality play.
1K5 30/6 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema 613 5/7 14:00 Grand Hall 7P5 6/7 22:00 Pupp CinemaDirected by: Jonas Carpignano
Italy / USA / France / Sweden, 2017, 120min.
Some movies are magical, and Jonas Carpignano’s A Ciambra is one of them. The movie screen disappears, and for two hours the viewer becomes part of Calabria’s effervescent Roma community, where 14-year-old Pio tries desperately to grow up and become the equal, for better or worse, of his older brother. Although his duel with the local underworld is mismatched, Pio is determined to become a man at any cost.
1C2 30/6 10:00 Čas Cinema 339 2/7 22:00 Congress Hall 8C5 7/7 18:30 Čas CinemaDirected by: Hong Sang-soo
South Korea, 2017, 92min.
Areum is looking forward to her first day of work at a small publishing house, unaware that she’s replacing the boss’s lover who recently left him. She is therefore caught off-guard when the boss’s wife causes a scene in the belief that Areum was to be the recipient of a love letter the wife found in her husband’s correspondence. A low-key black-and-white drama of love, separation, and jealousy.
2P5 1/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema 456 3/7 20:00 Cinema B 5N6 4/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema 818 7/7 22:00 Grand HallDirected by: François Ozon
France / Belgium, 2017, 107min.
Beautiful but unhinged Chloé falls for her psychotherapist, but complications arise when the young woman discovers that her lover has concealed the existence of a twin brother. This psychological thriller from François Ozon, with its highly provocative references to films treating psychoanalytical issues, grabs our attention through its clever use of the duplication principle.
322 2/7 12:30 Small Hall 455 3/7 17:00 Cinema B 751 6/7 09:00 Cinema B 832 7/7 10:30 Congress HallDirected by: Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jiménez
Chile, 2017, 81min.
Loner Martín has been given the simple task of housesitting for his successful cousin, who left with his family on a long trip abroad. But then the mysterious environment starts to work its magic and Martín finds himself creating his own virtual family. But isn’t his fabrication, in fact, more real than the fragile illusion of the family nest temporarily vacated by its residents?
1L2 30/6 13:30 Lazne III Cinema 412 3/7 11:30 Grand Hall 6K6 5/7 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema 9N1 8/7 10:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Sergio Castellitto
Italy, 2017, 103min.
Fortunata, a hairdresser from the outskirts of Rome and single mother devoted to her daughter, is determined to quit her arduous job traipsing round to the homes of her female clients so that she may fulfil her dream of opening up her own salon. An affecting melodrama awarded recently at this year’s Cannes festival.
21A 1/7 23:00 Grand Hall 439 3/7 22:00 Congress Hall 6P4 5/7 19:00 Pupp CinemaDirected by: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
USA, 2017, 100min.
Independent filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie built their hard-edged, over-the-top crime drama on a base of brotherly love: feeling responsible, enterprising Connie tries to get his younger brother Nick out of jail. While co-director Benny Safdie plays Nick with gusto, Robert Pattinson pours charisma into the role of Connie.
5K6 4/7 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema 612 5/7 11:30 Grand Hall 7C4 6/7 15:30 Čas Cinema 939 8/7 22:00 Congress HallDirected by: Michael Haneke
France / Germany / Austria, 2017, 107min.
In his new film screened in competition at Cannes, two-time Palme d’Or winner Michael Haneke returns to his regular focus on family, and even revisits two characters from his previous main screen offering Amour. While the earlier movie examines the bond between an elderly couple, viewers of Happy End observe the disintegration of a traditional middle-class family against the backdrop of the current refugee crisis.
239 1/7 22:00 Congress Hall 457 3/7 22:30 Cinema B 611 5/7 09:00 Grand Hall 937 8/7 19:00 Congress HallDirected by: John Cameron Mitchell
United Kingdom / USA, 2017, 103min.
Punk devotee Enn would love to find a girl. And maybe he has after meeting the ethereal Zan (Elle Fanning), who considers punk to be “from another colony,” which isn’t the only indication that the pair hail from different planets... Based on the story of the same name by Neil Gaiman, John Cameron Mitchell’s intergalactic fusion of romcom and musical even sees Nicole Kidman passing as a rebel.
3P5 2/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema 713 6/7 14:00 Grand Hall 9N3 8/7 13:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Fatih Akin
Germany / France, 2017, 106min.
Fatih Akin’s new thriller tells the story of Katja, whose happy family life is torn apart by sudden tragedy. Desperate, in a world full of unjustified hatred, she suppresses all her inhibitions in order to achieve justice. Diane Kruger gives an outstanding performance, for which she took away the Best Actress award at the recent Cannes film festival.
3N3 2/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema 4H5 3/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre 6N1 5/7 10:00 Národní dům Cinema 934 8/7 16:00 Congress HallDirected by: Kornél Mundruczó
Hungary / Germany, 2017, 123min.
Syrian refugee Aryan’s attempt to cross the Hungarian border becomes an ill-fated journey. He is shot several times by the police during the incident but no one could foresee the consequences. The young man gains the ability to levitate... While also pointing out the corruption of Hungarian society, Jupiter’s Moon provides a surreal, visually breathtaking gloss on the brutal reality of the current refugee crisis.
1P1 30/6 10:00 Pupp Cinema 4P5 3/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema 824 7/7 18:30 Small HallDirected by: Claire Denis
France, 2017, 94min.
Divorced artist Isabelle, played by the captivating Juliette Binoche, is determined to find the love of her life and, convinced that he exists, she has no intention of backing down. Four years on, Claire Denis returned to Cannes with a film that might have been described as a melodrama or romantic comedy if she hadn’t, of course, deftly overturned everything we could conceivably associate with these genres.
133 30/6 13:00 Congress Hall 2H5 1/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre 5N3 4/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema 823 7/7 15:30 Small HallDirected by: Federica Di Giacomo
Italy / France, 2016, 90min.
Europe is not only a perfectly bureaucratized secular society – in the rush for a quick solution to the ills plaguing civilization, many return to the tradition of Catholic mysticism. This intriguing observational documentary demonstrates that exorcism isn’t merely a curiosity of the pop-culture canon but a service demanded by the masses.
2L4 1/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema 6N5 5/7 19:00 Národní dům Cinema 721 6/7 09:30 Small HallDirected by: Emmanuel Gras
France, 2017, 96min.
Congo. A villager named Kabwita dreams of a better future for himself and his family. His greatest, his only hope is the strength of his arms and his indomitable will. This documentary-inflected movie, which pulls the viewer into the everyday life of a simple person, was awarded the main prize during Cannes’ Critics’ Week.
1P3 30/6 16:00 Pupp Cinema 2L3 1/7 16:30 Lazne III Cinema 6P3 5/7 16:00 Pupp Cinema 8C3 7/7 12:30 Čas CinemaDirected by: Mohammad Rasoulof
Iran, 2017, 117min.
An archetypal story about the last honest man (charismatic thirtysomething Reza), who stands up to local corruption (a mob corporation in the remote northern Iranian countryside) even at the cost of endangering his own family. This original and engrossing drama by a respected Iranian filmmaker won the main prize in Un Certain Regard at this year’s Cannes fest.
1L3 30/6 16:30 Lazne III Cinema 2H3 1/7 13:30 Husovka Theatre 624 5/7 18:30 Small Hall 9K6 8/7 20:00 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Amir Naderi
Italy / USA / France, 2016, 95min.
An irrepressible villager decides to defeat a massive mountain in order to allow life into his inhospitable valley and to fight against a merciless fate. Monumentally told, this myth of the medieval Alps summons today’s life warriors through the immediate and highly visual energy of the Iranian globetrotter’s cinematic imagery.
3N4 2/7 16:00 Národní dům Cinema 656 5/7 20:00 Cinema B 9C3 8/7 12:30 Čas CinemaDirected by: Léonor Serraille
France, 2017, 97min.
Thirty-something Paula has been dumped by her boyfriend after ten years together. Refusing to accept the role of the passive victim, the embittered woman suddenly finds herself on the street. Her odyssey through Paris to recapture her independence and composure – a journey filled with bizarre encounters – is just beginning. An enchanting drama with comedic touches, the film received the Caméra d’Or at this year’s Cannes festival.
3N1 2/7 10:00 Národní dům Cinema 454 3/7 14:00 Cinema B 7C2 6/7 10:00 Čas CinemaDirected by: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross
Germany / Georgia / France, 2016, 119min.
Three generations squeezed into one flat in Tbilisi. On her 52nd birthday Manana decides to up sticks in order to go and live somewhere quiet by herself; in the conservative minds of her family and friends, this is unthinkable. This realistic study of traditional Georgian values provides perfect fodder for a wealth of caustically comic situations.
1P2 30/6 13:00 Pupp Cinema 211 1/7 09:00 Grand Hall 5L5 4/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema 757 6/7 22:30 Cinema BDirected by: Tarik Saleh
Sweden / Germany / Denmark, 2016, 109min.
While investigating the murder of a beautiful singer, Detective Naredin becomes enmeshed in a game played out at the highest levels of Egyptian politics. Neither old nor new alliances can be trusted, and as the 2011 revolution approaches, Cairo is becoming more and more dangerous. The movie, which betrays a predilection for the noir tradition, won at Sundance.
312 2/7 11:30 Grand Hall 5N1 4/7 10:00 Národní dům Cinema 7P4 6/7 19:00 Pupp CinemaDirected by: Aki Kaurismäki
Finland / Germany, 2017, 98min.
A forlorn Syrian refugee and a morose door-to-door shirt salesman form a rather odd couple, but their interaction sends a melancholy yet optimistic message about the strength of solidarity. And fans of the distinctive Finnish director won’t be disappointed: there’ll be plenty of laconic humor, subtly humorous gags, and his inimitable set design.
2L1 1/7 10:30 Lazne III Cinema 5C4 4/7 15:30 Čas Cinema 6N4 5/7 16:00 Národní dům Cinema 933 8/7 13:00 Congress HallDirected by: Hana Jušić
Croatia / Denmark, 2016, 105min.
After her despotic father has a stroke Marijana suddenly finds herself head of the family. Her new status gives her the opportunity to taste the kind of freedom she has never known before. But with it comes a burden of a different kind that is surprisingly more difficult to bear. Drawing on the distinctive atmosphere of the Balkans, this social drama about the inner strength of an initially submissive woman was awarded at the Venice IFF.
1N6 30/6 22:00 Národní dům Cinema 3L5 2/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema 5P3 4/7 16:00 Pupp Cinema 811 7/7 09:00 Grand HallDirected by: Lone Scherfig
United Kingdom, 2016, 117min.
While Britain is being heavily bombed, women have to take up roles normally assigned exclusively to men. Thanks to her refined sense of dialogue, Catrin is given the task of working on a screenplay for a film which requires authenticity and optimism to raise the spirits of British women contributing to the war effort. A star-studded, period romance about filmmakers and the desire to inspire.
2K4 1/7 14:00 Drahomíra Cinema 451 3/7 09:00 Cinema B 6H5 5/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre 9C4 8/7 15:30 Čas CinemaDirected by: Amat Escalante
Mexico / Denmark / France / Germany / Norway / Switzerland, 2016, 100min.
Working mother Alejandra lives an unsatisfied life with her two sons and brutish husband Angel. She receives support from her brother Fabian, but he, like her husband, holds onto a secret. The arrival of mysterious Veronica turns the siblings’ lives inside out and uncovers the desires their limited existence prevented them from exploring till now.
1P4 30/6 19:00 Pupp Cinema 3C5 2/7 18:30 Čas Cinema 6N6 5/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema 856 7/7 20:00 Cinema BDirected by: Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi
Austria / Germany, 2017, 107min.
Michael Glawogger never returned from a planned trip around the world, and the material he shot had to be completed by his editor Monika Willi. The result is a visually powerful work that uses images of waste, decay, and death to show the all-pervading energy of life. The picture is accompanied by Glawogger’s poetic commentary.
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.
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.
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.