Films ordered by english 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.
125 28/6 20:30 Small Hall 4P5 1/7 22:00 Pupp CinemaDirected by: Bart Freundlich
USA, 2018, 112min.
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.
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.
2C8 29/6 23:59 Čas Cinema 336 30/6 22:00 Congress Hall 728 4/7 23:59 Small HallDirected by: Ridley Scott
USA / United Kingdom, 1979, 117min.
The crew of an interstellar cargo ship are on their way back to Earth when the onboard computer prematurely awakens them from hibernation. The passengers discover that the ship has intercepted a distant signal. After landing on a barren planet they find a wrecked spaceship, and on it a hatchery filled with strange eggs. The immortal sci-fi saga begins.
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!”
3L5 30/6 19:30 Lazne III Cinema 555 2/7 17:00 Cinema B 7H3 4/7 16:30 Husovka TheatreDirected by: Eva Tomanová
Czech Republic, 2019, 75min.
Monika is pregnant by Mirek, a marriage con man who is serving time for cheating several women out of hundreds of thousands of crowns. A strong woman, Monika initially believes he can change, but over time she becomes increasingly afraid of him. Eva Tomanová’s empathetic documentary follows all the ups and downs of their unusual relationship.
251 29/6 09:00 Cinema B 622 3/7 12:30 Small Hall 8H3 5/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre This film will be screened with films: Happy End, The Fishermen, Fruits of Clouds, Hide N Seek, The Kite, Bloody Fairy Tales, Woman's Day, DaughterDirected by: Diana Cam Van Nguyen
Czech Republic, 2018, 10min.
Apart is an intimate, melancholic, and highly sensitive story of three people who lost a parent during their adolescence. This animated documentary takes a fresh approach to rotoscoping, in which live-action footage of real people is painted over to create an animated format. The movie’s structure is thus organically transformed into everything from abstract images to realistic scenes.
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.
5D5 2/7 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 6L4 3/7 16:30 Lazne III Cinema 8H2 5/7 13:30 Husovka TheatreDirected by: Andrei Cohn
Romania, 2019, 126min.
August 1983, somewhere in Romania. The bright summer’s day that Dinu is spending with his family on the beach is darkened by the arrival of the police and his unexplained arrest. He finds himself sharing a cell with small-time crook Vali, who soon proves to be quite a sinister fellow inmate. A formally inventive drama about the chilling absurdity of totalitarian regimes.
216 29/6 20:00 Grand Hall 3P2 30/6 13:00 Pupp Cinema 5K2 2/7 11:30 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Jonás Trueba
Spain, 2019, 129min.
In the hot summer months, when Madrileños leave their homes in droves to escape the insufferable heat, the centre of Madrid is left abandoned. That is, except for the tourists and a handful of undaunted locals – and those who can’t see the way forward, like Eva, a charming thirty-something. Told with appealing finesse, the story unfolds during the city’s August festivals, when a person’s inner turmoil can be soothed by fleeting encounters and unexpected adventures.