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  • After the Wedding Po svatbě / After the Wedding
    Directed by: Bart Freundlich
    USA, 2018, 112 min

    Isabel, an American woman who directs an orphanage in Calcutta, is running out of funds. Theresa lives in New York; she heads a media empire and is prepared to sponsor the shelter under one condition: Isabel has to get herself over to New York. A carefully paced drama starring the wonderful Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams.

  • The End of Berhof Zánik samoty Berhof / Zánik samoty Berhof
    Directed by: Jiří Svoboda
    Czechoslovakia, Poland, 1983, 98 min

    The war is finally over but the atmosphere is still tense. Ulrika lives in a secluded spot in the mountains near the German border, condemned to coexist with her boorish father after her mother’s death. One day a German nun bursts into the house accompanied by three young Wehrmacht soldiers; she has to get them back home whatever the cost. The drama, which draws together characters variously deformed by circumstance, is compelling for its deliberately restrained direction, masterfully paced suspense, and its evocative depiction of an utterly bleak environment.

  • Forman vs. Forman Forman vs. Forman / Forman vs. Forman
    Directed by: Helena Třeštíková, Jakub Hejna
    Czech Republic, France, 2019, 81 min

    Forman vs. Forman is a comprehensive portrait of the Oscar-winning Czech director. The movie is unique for its ingenious compilation of images drawing on existing footage and also on hitherto unknown shots discovered in the collections of friends and colleagues. On set and in interviews the filmmaker contemplates the notion of freedom and its limitations.

  • Jiří Suchý - Tackling Life with Ease Jiří Suchý - Lehce s životem se prát / Jiří Suchý - Lehce s životem se prát
    Directed by: Olga Sommerová
    Czech Republic, 2019, 104 min

    Jiří Suchý. Theatre personality, musician, poet, writer, graphic artist, collector, citizen. One of the key figures of the domestic cultural scene over the last six decades and a tireless campaigner for the enrichment of the Czech language. Olga Sommerová’s documentary presents a portrait of an artist and a man – a portrait of our times.

  • Late Night Late Night / Late Night
    Directed by: Nisha Ganatra
    USA, 2019, 102 min

    After a glittering career of twenty-five years, charismatic but jaded queen of late-night talk shows Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) discovers her viewing figures are rapidly spiralling. But then spontaneous Molly turns up looking for a job. Might she be the desirable female element lacking in Katherine’s team of egocentric alpha males and frustrated oddballs? Distantly related to The Devil Wears Prada, this enchanting comedy wowed audiences at this year’s Sundance.

  • Learning to Drive Řidičský průkaz / Learning to Drive
    Directed by: Isabel Coixet
    United Kingdom, USA, 2014, 90 min

    As her family is falling apart, a New York literary critic takes driving lessons so that she can visit her daughter in Vermont. Her instructor, an Indian Sikh, is having his own marital difficulties. Together, they may just find a way to take control of their lives.

  • The Myth of Fingerprints Otisky prstů / The Myth of Fingerprints
    Directed by: Bart Freundlich
    USA, 1997, 93 min

    Although they look like an ideal American family, it has been a long time since they last met at the same table. When four adult children visit their parents at their home in New England for the first time in years, you can be sure it will be no ordinary Thanksgiving.

  • Pavarotti Pavarotti / Pavarotti
    Directed by: Ron Howard
    United Kingdom, USA, 2019, 114 min

    In another acclaimed music documentary, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard takes a look at the fascinating life of the legendary Italian tenor. Howard presents the personal realm and more than fifty-year career of the “King of the High Cs,” Luciano Pavarotti, through rare archive footage and interviews with friends and family. The director also looks at the singer’s role in popularizing opera, and includes controversial moments from his private life.

  • The Sleepers Bez vědomí / Bez vědomí
    Directed by: Ivan Zachariáš
    Czech Republic, 2019, 120 min

    October 1989. Violinist Marie and her politically engaged husband set out for Prague after twelve years of exile in London. But was their decision to dive into the pre-revolutionary chaos perhaps a bit too hasty? The communists are still in power, and the couple’s dissident past can still lead to unpleasant consequences… The first two parts of HBO Europe’s spy miniseries are being presented at KVIFF as an exclusive pre-premiere.

  • Spider-Man: Far from Home Spider-Man: Daleko od domova / Spider-Man: Far from Home
    Directed by: Jon Watts
    USA, 2019, 142 min

    Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far from Home, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Our friendly neighborhood superhero and his friends Ned, MJ, and the rest go on vacation to Europe. But Peter’s plan to leave the crime-fighting behind for a few weeks and just have fun soon goes awry when agent Nick Fury shows up. Fury wants Peter to help him figure out why the old continent is being attacked by giant Elementals. An exclusive regional pre-premiere at the Karlovy Vary IFF.

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