Films ordered by  english title

  • 224 29/6 18:30 Small Hall
    421 1/7 09:30 Small Hall
    Time of the Servants Čas sluhů
    Directed by: Irena Pavlásková
    Czechoslovakia, 1989, 116min.
    Section: Liberated

    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 Cinema
    Tlamess Tlamess
    Directed 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 Cinema
    Tommaso Tommaso
    Directed 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 Cinema
    To the Stars To the Stars
    Directed 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 Bērziņš
    Touch Me Was bleibt
    Directed 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 Cinema
    The Traitor Il traditore
    Directed by: Marco Bellocchio
    Italy / France / Germany / Brazil, 2019, 145min.
    Section: Horizons

    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 Dance
    Tremors Drżenia
    Directed 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 Theatre
    The Trial Process
    Directed 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 Cinema
    The True Adventures of Wolfboy The True Adventures of Wolfboy
    Directed 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, Meteorite
    tx-reverse tx-reverse
    Directed by: Virgil Widrich, Martin Reinhart
    Austria, 2019, 5min.
    Section: Imagina

    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.


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