Films ordered by czech title
2N2 29/6 13:00 Národní dům Cinema 436 1/7 22:00 Congress Hall 7L2 4/7 13:30 Lazne III Cinema 956 6/7 20:00 Cinema BDirected by: Maryam Touzani
Morocco / France / Serbia, 2019, 98min.
Taciturn Abla runs a small bakery in the house she shares with her eight-year-old daughter Warda. One day their routine is disturbed by an unexpected knock at the door. Pregnant Samia is looking for a temporary place to stay in exchange for work. This understated drama about the magical power of human solidarity, delicious pastries, and Moroccan music was cheered by audiences at this year’s Cannes fest.
2H2 29/6 13:30 Husovka Theatre 6L6 3/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema 933 6/7 13:00 Congress HallDirected by: Seamus Murphy
Ireland / United Kingdom, 2019, 90min.
PJ Harvey, a seminal author and singer of her generation, travels through Kosovo and other areas marked by social crisis in search of ways to use popular music as a journalistic medium. Along the way we get a close-up look at the creative, focused, and witty artist writing songs in a glass studio visible to the public.
2D5 29/6 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 3L4 30/6 16:30 Lazne III Cinema 5H2 2/7 13:30 Husovka TheatreDirected by: Lendita Zeqiraj
Kosovo / Croatia / France / Albania, 2019, 107min.
A diverse group of women live in a remote mountain location. The only male element in the house is nine-year-old Aga, the son of one of the women. Opening the East of the West competition, Lendita Zeqiraj’s debut authentically re-creates the vibrant world of her energetic female protagonists, in which the flow of stories, the sound of singing, and coarse humor cannot mask the dark undertone of their country’s wartime past and its enduring ethnic tensions.
2N1 29/6 10:00 Národní dům Cinema 353 30/6 14:00 Cinema B 634 3/7 16:00 Congress Hall 9L4 6/7 16:30 Lazne III CinemaDirected by: Youssef Chahine
Egypt, 1978, 125min.
Winner of a Silver Bear at the Berlinale, this is one of Chahine’s most popular movies abroad: a grand autobiographical ode to pre-WW2 cosmopolitan Alexandria centering on a young actor (standing in for Chahine) who dreams of studying acting in the United States. Whimsical, multi-layered and utterly invigorating, this loving, crowd-pleasing panorama of Chahine’s birthplace meticulously reconstructs an Alexandria known by few outside Egypt.
1N1 28/6 10:00 Národní dům Cinema 227 29/6 21:30 Small Hall 556 2/7 20:00 Cinema B 8C1 5/7 10:00 Čas CinemaDirected by: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack
USA, 2018, 87min.
Oh Lord! In 1972 Aretha Franklin recorded her greatest gospel album, and director Sydney Pollack was there to capture the explosive spiritual music, Aretha’s singular charisma, the African-American community in Los Angeles, period outfits and the ecstasy. As The New York Times wrote: “Don’t bother with tissues. Bring a towel!”
4P4 1/7 19:00 Pupp Cinema 6K6 3/7 20:00 Drahomíra Cinema 714 4/7 14:00 Grand HallDirected by: Denis Côté
Canada, 2019, 96min.
After a tragic event strikes the remote town of Irénée-les-Neiges, the locals try to come to terms with their sorrow and doubt, but the arrival of strangely silent outsiders commands their attention. This melancholy portrait of a dying town, which screened in the main competition at this year’s Berlinale, plays with the ambiguity of the phrase “ghost town” and with the conventions of the ghost movie.
2C3 29/6 15:30 Čas Cinema 3K5 30/6 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema 551 2/7 09:00 Cinema BDirected by: Todd Douglas Miller
USA, 2019, 93min.
Fifty years after the first lunar landing, NASA has opened up its extensive archives and released previously unseen material of amazing audiovisual quality, including a 70mm film of the launch from Cape Canaveral and intimate footage of the otherworldly calm that prevailed in the lunar module. The nine-day mission becomes more than just Armstrong’s iconic “giant leap for mankind,” growing instead into a fascinating space odyssey.
1H2 28/6 13:30 Husovka Theatre 3K2 30/6 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema 5H3 2/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre 853 5/7 14:00 Cinema B This film will be screened with films: tx-reverse, Water and Clearing, Interbeing, Pareidolia, The Glamorous Boys of Tang, Walled Unwalled, MeteoriteDirected by: Charlotte Pryce
USA, 2018, 7min.
Mist lapping the edges of the surface of the earth and an infinitely dark night. Materialising somewhere in between is a mysterious, electrical substance – both ineffably intimate and cosmically remote. An entrancing cinematic poem that sets off into the unknown, inspired by medieval tales about mythical matter and 19th century photographic techniques.
2N5 29/6 22:00 Národní dům Cinema 4N2 1/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema 7D2 4/7 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 934 6/7 16:00 Congress HallDirected by: Bonifacio Angius
Italy, 2018, 98min.
Now in his fifties, Alessandro has been singing to unresponsive audiences in small-town clubs for years. After each gig he heads to a local bar, where he drinks his way through his meagre pay. The bleak monotony of this sensual hulk’s existence is radically shaken up by an encounter with Francesca, a childishly spontaneous woman with big green eyes. Set in the world of marginalised individuals, this unconventional romance unfolds on the sun-drenched island of Sardinia.
1H3 28/6 16:30 Husovka Theatre 352 30/6 11:30 Cinema B 6L5 3/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema This film will be screened with films: A Stone Slowly Falls, Reconstruction, Sugar and Salt, TremorsDirected by: Sebastien Petretti
Belgium / United Kingdom, 2018, 25min.
Mike is a music producer going through a rough time in his life. Dan is a sound engineer who is tired of his job. Their autistic brother Murphy has his headphones basically glued to his ears. And their mother Lilli is acting far from normal. What’s brought on this situation? The answer can be found on tapes safely stored in their small recording studio. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2019 Prague Short Film Festival.
2C1 29/6 10:00 Čas Cinema 557 2/7 22:30 Cinema B 7D6 4/7 21:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 9K6 6/7 20:00 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Oliver Laxe
France / Luxembourg / Spain, 2019, 85min.
Amador Coro returns home, but nobody welcomes him, not even his own mother, who responds with a frosty calmness. Years ago he started a devastating fire for which he deservedly spent time in the slammer. He is gradually readjusting to the slow pace of life on the family’s small farm in the wild Galician countryside, but one day flames rise again… Winner of the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes IFF.
434 1/7 16:00 Congress Hall 8L5 5/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema This film will be screened with films: A Siege, The Jarariju SistersDirected by: Natalie Cubides-Brady
United Kingdom, 2019, 24min.
The transformation of the landscape over time, the impact of technology on nature, and the contrast between modern industry and the myths that have, since time immemorial, been associated with unspoiled nature. All these topics come together in this hybrid documentary about the search for a man who mysteriously disappeared while investigating a Scottish nuclear reactor.