Films ordered by english title
224 29/6 18:30 Small Hall 421 1/7 09:30 Small HallDirected by: Irena Pavlásková
Czechoslovakia, 1989, 116min.
Timid Dana is dumped by her lover. In an attempt to make him jealous, she talks her best friend into lending Dana her boyfriend. Thus begins Dana’s transformation from hapless outsider into a manipulative femme fatale capable of anything. Winner of the Caméra d’Or Special Distinction at the 1990 Cannes fest, Time of the Servants presents an image of society just before the fall of communism that the local regime wanted banned from the big screen.
2L2 29/6 13:30 Lazne III Cinema 451 1/7 09:00 Cinema B 6N5 3/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema 8K4 5/7 14:00 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Ala Eddine Slim
Tunisia / France, 2019, 120min.
Section: Another View
A magical allegory of our politically chaotic present … or perhaps just an elusive fantasy. Soldier S is given leave to attend his mother’s funeral, but he never returns to his unit. Young F learns she is pregnant and a few days later disappears into the woods. A fragile mystery about individuals who find themselves in a world not subject to the usual rules.
2P2 29/6 13:00 Pupp Cinema 5N4 2/7 19:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Abel Ferrara
Italy, 2019, 115min.
Section: Another View
The titular hero of the latest offering from ex-bad boy Abel Ferrara, played impeccably by Willem Dafoe, feels at home in Rome, and he even enjoys struggling to learn Italian. But he also sees a change in outlook overtaking his young wife Nikki, with whom he has a little girl, the apple of his eye. Ferrara continues his probe into the unsettlingly dark side of our existence in a supremely unexpected fashion, via a film so intense it takes your breath away.
716 4/7 20:00 Grand Hall 8P2 5/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema 9K5 6/7 17:00 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Martha Stephens
USA, 2019, 111min.
Section: Official Selection - Competition
Bullied by her classmates, reclusive Iris finds small-town life pure torment; for self-assured Maggie, however, moving to the provinces provides an opportunity to stand out from the rest. A film excelling in finely wrought detail that takes us back to the 1960s, a time when society, bound by gender prejudice, detested the idea of individuality in women.
534 2/7 16:00 Congress Hall 9L5 6/7 19:30 Lazne III Cinema This film will be screened with films: Playing, He Was Called Chaos BērziņšDirected by: Eileen Byrne
Germany / Luxembourg, 2018, 21min.
Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Alice is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. Her boyfriend Moritz tries to be supportive, but he isn’t capable of fully understanding her state of mind (or at least that’s how it seems to Alice). The young woman tries to overcome her fears of an uncertain future, but she struggles to come to terms with her operation-scarred body. An intimate film about a sensitive but also highly important topic.
135 28/6 19:00 Congress Hall 2P1 29/6 10:00 Pupp Cinema 612 3/7 11:00 Grand Hall 9N4 6/7 19:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Marco Bellocchio
Italy / France / Germany / Brazil, 2019, 145min.
Among the Sicilian Mafia, collaborating with the law amounts to treason, which is punishable by death and the eradication of the traitor’s entire family. And yet in 1986, Cosa Nostra member Tommaso Buscetta became a key witness in a grand Mafia trial.
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, Make Aliens DanceDirected by: Dawid Bodzak
Poland, 2018, 21min.
Section: Prague Short Film Festival Presents
Imagine that you’re in the forest. It’s dark, quiet, empty. You don’t know why you’re there. You suddenly hear a howl. You’re afraid. You want to be anyplace else. You see a wolf, then another, and another. They come closer and closer and surround you. What do you do now? Winner of the Grand Prix in the International Competition at the 2019 Prague Short Film Festival.
222 29/6 12:30 Small Hall 633 3/7 13:00 Congress Hall 8D3 5/7 13:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal TheatreDirected by: Sergei Loznitsa
Netherlands, 2018, 128min.
Section: Another View
Stalin’s show trials paved the way for the Great Terror. The court proceedings against members of the so-called Industrial Party were staged on camera as a spectacle designed to intimidate. Thanks to Sergei Loznitsa, even ninety years on the archive footage still speaks of the unchanging principles of totalitarian mechanisms and of the manipulative force of demagogy and film.
514 2/7 14:00 Grand Hall 722 4/7 12:30 Small Hall 9N1 6/7 10:00 Národní dům CinemaDirected by: Martin Krejčí
USA, 2019, 88min.
Section: Official Selection - Out of Competition
Paul, the protagonist of Martin Krejčí’s eagerly anticipated feature debut, is growing up with his father. Making friends is practically impossible because he looks drastically different from his peers: he has the condition known as congenital hypertrichosis, meaning that he suffers from an abnormal amount of hair growth all over his face and body. On his thirteenth birthday, Paul decides to seek out his mother in order to get answers to unasked questions.
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: Water and Clearing, Pwdre Ser: the rot of stars, Interbeing, Pareidolia, The Glamorous Boys of Tang, Walled Unwalled, MeteoriteDirected by: Virgil Widrich, Martin Reinhart
Austria, 2019, 5min.
The sacred space of the motion-picture theatre is where the magic of cinematography unfolds time and again. The rapid sequence of film frames, which only capture a momentary fragment of the whole, creates the illusion of an uninterrupted continuum. Here the filmmakers reverse the relationship between time and space, drawing their viewers in as they experience each frame as an impression of the entire time while only seeing part of the filmed space.