News Festival tips for Saturday 21 August

Published: August 21, 2021| 08:00 AM

On the second day of the festival, apart from the films themselves, you will also have a number of other interesting moments to look forward to. These include, for example, a discussion on the film Every Single Minute at 1 p.m. in the Czech Television House. The documentary by Erika Hníková has its world premiere today starting at 5 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Thermal, opening the Crystal Globe Competition at the same time.

At 1 p.m., this time on Thermal’s 1st floor, the launch of the book Autorka neklidu (Author of Unrest), which contains a total of forty film reviews of the work of Věra Chytilová, is also beginning. The author of the book is journalist Zbyněk Vlasák.

One hour later, at 2 p.m., the fresh award-winner Michael Caine will present his latest film Best Sellers, which premiered at this year's Berlinale.

At 2 p.m. a discussion on the film Zátopek will begin at innogy point at the Mill Colonnade, followed an hour later by another in the Czech Television House as part of the Tea at Three programme. Then, at 7:30 p.m., you can also take part in the vinyl release party for the soundtrack to the film and a concert by Beata Hlavenková and Kapela snů in the Czech Television House.

At 4 p.m., on the 1st floor of Thermal, Petr Sís will ceremoniously open the Through Story exhibition, which gives a glimpse into the life story and work of this internationally renowned author of children’s books, Illustrator and graphic artist.

At 5 p.m., a discussion on the film Reconstruction of Occupation, which depicts the invasion of the Warsaw Pact troops into Czechoslovakia, will begin in the Czech Television House. KVIFF will be showing it four times at the festival as part of the Special Screenings section and for the first time at 12 p.m. today, August 21, fifty-three years after the invasion.

And from 6 p.m., the Concert for Wings will begin in Poštovní dvůr. Stars of the Czech musical firmament and more will be playing in support of the Pianos for Schools project. Like all the other events mentioned above, admission to the concert is free of charge.

Today, the extensive accompanying programme will be continuing, of course. You can find more information about it here.

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