Films ordered by  english title

  • 7D6 26/8 19:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    8C4 27/8 15:00 Čas Cinema
    9H2 28/8 13:30 Husovka Theatre
    9L4 28/8 19:00 Lazne III Cinema
    After the Winter Na konci zimy / Poslije zime
    Directed by: Ivan Bakrač
    Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, 2021, 101 min

    Five childhood friends from a small Montenegrin town have gradually moved away to different corners of the former Yugoslavia, yet they remain in contact, aware that their long-time friendship continues to play a fundamental role in their lives. In his inspired debut, director Ivan Bakrač delivers a spirited testimony of the young post-war generation, who still have the shadow of the past hanging over them.

  • 3D4 22/8 13:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    621 25/8 09:00 Small Hall
    9D6 28/8 19:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    Ahed's Knee Ahedino koleno / Haderek
    Directed by: Nadav Lapid
    France, Israel, Germany, 2021, 109 min

    A renowned director is preparing to shoot a film about the celebrated Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi. But his work is suddenly interrupted by an invitation to a small town in the middle of the Arava desert, where they’re showing one of the filmmaker’s movies. The routine courtesy visit, however, develops into an angry confrontation and indictment of the hypocritical system. This controversial and formally radical film won the Jury Prize (ex aequo) at the recent festival in Cannes.

  • 2D2 21/8 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    3P3 22/8 16:00 Pupp Cinema
    618 25/8 23:00 Grand Hall
    836 27/8 22:00 Congress Hall
    Ali & Ava Ali a Ava / Ali & Ava
    Directed by: Clio Barnard
    United Kingdom, 2021, 95 min

    Ali, a charismatic joker who keeps his sorrow carefully locked away, encounters Ava, a likeable woman bearing her heart on her sleeve and a trauma from her distant past. The sparks fly and a romance is born. An enchanting film full of irresistible humour that doesn’t try to paste over reality as it tells its story of love, the quest for reassurance, and the importance of Bob Dylan. The audience hit of this year’s festival in Cannes.

  • 424 23/8 15:00 Small Hall
    855 27/8 20:00 Cinema B
    This film will be screened with films: I Am, Versailles
    All Dogs Die Všichni psi jednou zemřou / Allir Hundar Deyja
    Directed by: Ninna Pálmadóttir
    Iceland, Croatia, USA, 2020, 17 min

    A solitary farm is home to an equally solitary man named Gunnar. The endless silence that surrounds him is occasionally disturbed only by the barking of his canine companion, and by the presence of his granddaughter, who turns up one day… A tender story of unspoken fears, of powerful gestures that disguise weakness, and of mortality, a subject we all have to address at some point in our lives.

  • 2C5 21/8 18:00 Čas Cinema
    355 22/8 20:00 Cinema B
    933 28/8 13:00 Congress Hall
    All Eyes Off Me Ve skrytu / Mishehu Yohav Mishehu
    Directed by: Hadas Ben Aroya
    Israel, 2021, 90 min

    At a party Danny can't bring herself to tell Max that she is pregnant with his child since, in the meantime, he's got together with his new girlfriend, Avishag. Max tries to satisfy his new partner’s masochistic sexual fantasies, but their experimentation doesn't go as Avishag had imagined, and so she seeks refuge with the older Dror, for whom she dog-sits.

  • 2L2 21/8 13:00 Lazne III Cinema
    353 22/8 14:00 Cinema B
    535 24/8 19:00 Congress Hall
    752 26/8 11:30 Cinema B
    This film will be screened with films: Stuffed, Delimitation, The End of Suffering (A Proposal), Filipiñana
    Along Came a Prince A tu se zjevil princ / Trecea un prinț călare
    Directed by: Cristina Groșan
    Romania, Czech Republic, 2020, 22 min

    At a theatre workshop for young people, a teenager embarks on a sexual relationship with a slightly older girl. But isn’t this all a bit of a mistake? The people around them react in various ways, yet no-one is indifferent to what’s going on. Voted Best Film in the National Competition at the 2021 Pragueshorts Film Festival.

  • 251 21/8 09:00 Cinema B
    3L1 22/8 10:00 Lazne III Cinema
    655 25/8 20:00 Cinema B
    7H5 26/8 22:30 Husovka Theatre
    Amparo Amparo / Amparo
    Directed by: Simón Mesa Soto
    Colombia, Sweden, Qatar, 2021, 95 min

    In this tense social drama, the title character races against time after her son is drafted during an army raid on the streets. A single mother for whom her children are everything, Amparo finds herself at the mercy of a corrupt system as the search for bribe money tests her personal boundaries and the strength of social ties that are already wearing thin. Shown this year as part of Critics’ Week in Cannes.

  • 627 25/8 21:00 Small Hall
    7K4 26/8 18:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    952 28/8 11:30 Cinema B
    Ananda Ananda / Ananda
    Directed by: Stefano Deffenu
    Italy, 2020, 60 min

    In this film, Ananda doesn't denote the Hindu state of sublime delight, but instead refers to a tribe of eternally joyful children who have decided to live freely. The search for this elusive tribe forms the apparent axis of this skilfully edited video diary charting a journey through India. The filmmaker has chosen a personal perspective that allows him to rise above the stereotypical travelogue.

  • 2P2 21/8 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    4C1 23/8 09:00 Čas Cinema
    713 26/8 11:00 Grand Hall
    Apples Jabka / Mila
    Directed by: Christos Nikou
    Greece, Poland, Slovenia, 2020, 90 min

    The world has been gripped by a pandemic which causes sudden amnesia. Aris becomes part of a special programme designed to help him build a new identity. This beguilingly melancholic debut from Christos Nikou opened last year’s Orrizonti in Venice, where it justifiably earned unanimous praise from the critics and won viewers’ hearts.

  • 416 23/8 17:00 Grand Hall
    5P1 24/8 10:00 Pupp Cinema
    6L3 25/8 16:00 Lazne III Cinema
    7K1 26/8 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    As Far as I Can Walk Strahinja / Strahinja Banović
    Directed by: Stefan Arsenijević
    Serbia, France, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Lithuania, 2021, 92 min

    Strahinja and his wife Ababuo left Ghana with a dream of a better life in Europe. Instead of reaching the western part of the continent, they were deported back to Serbia. Strahinja has started to build himself a career, while Ababuo is unable to fulfil her ambitions and she feels increasingly frustrated. When she disappears one day, Strahinja sets out to find her… A crystal clear, humanistic story about the need to find one’s place in the world. It’s also a tale of love, the most profound testimony of which might also be the most painful.

  • 517 24/8 20:00 Grand Hall
    6P2 25/8 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    7L4 26/8 19:00 Lazne III Cinema
    8K2 27/8 12:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    At Full Throttle Láska pod kapotou / Láska pod kapotou
    Directed by: Miro Remo
    Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2021, 85 min

    Fifty-something former miner Jaroslav has always dreamt of a career as a race car driver. In a congenial and jovial manner, he represents not only the charms and struggles (especially economic) of southeastern Moravia, but also the ever more visible chasm between city and countryside. An uncommonly charismatic portrait of a man struggling with the traumas of the past who, with disarming directness, clings to the promise of good luck and a dignified life alongside a new partner.


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