From provocative premieres to award-winning masterpieces,
the festival features the best of contemporary Czech cinema.

April 28 - May 19, 2018

at FilmBar (map)

Saturday, April 28, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

 

Barefoot


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Barefoot

Po strništi bos

2017

Director: Jan Svěrák

Cast: Ondřej Vetchý, Tereza Voříšková, Alois Grec, Jan Tříska, Viera Pavlíková, Oldřich Kaiser, Zuzana Stivínová, Hynek Čermák, Petra Špalková, Zdeněk Svěrák, Sebastian Pošmourný, Miroslav Hanuš, Petr Brukner, Miroslav Táborský

Producer: Jan Svěrák

Cinematography: Vladimír Smutný

Screenplay: Jan Svěrák, Zdeněk Svěrák

Length: 111 minutes

˝Barefoot (is a) beautiful piece of nostalgia shot entirely from a little boy’s perspective, one that never makes a misstep.˝ ~Deborah Young, film critic, Hollywood Reporter

Set in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation, a young boy named Eda opens up a world of trouble when he inadvertently reveals that his father has been listening to resistance broadcasts from London. As a result, the Nazi requisition their apartment, and they are forced into exile in the countryside. Shot from the perspective of the 8-year-old boy, Eda finds his own adventures and discovers a new crop of friends during the extraordinary times. Along the way, Eda’s innocent perspective of the world contrasts with the shadow of World War II weighing heavily upon the country.

Awards: 15 Czech Lion (Cech equivalent to Oscars) nominations, 5 Czech Lion Awards

Website: Czech

Facebook: Czech

Trailer: English subtitles

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

 

Family Friend


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Family Friend

Rodinný přítel

2017

Director: Jan Hřebejk

Cast: Anna Geislerová, Ondřej Sokol, Martin Finger, Klára Melíšková, Gabriela Míčová, Josefína Marková, Samuel Budiman, Lenka Krobotová, David Novotný, Sabina Remundová, Karel Dobrý, Jiří Macháček, Jakub Laurych

Producer: Viktor Taus

Cinematography: Bartek Cierlica

Screenplay: Petr Jarchovský

Length: 130 minutes

FAMILY FRIEND is a melodrama taking place in the early 40s during German occupation. Three young women and two children await the return of their imprisoned husbands and fathers from Nazi concentration camps. A family friend and doctor named Jiri watches over the women forced into a family union by the war. The film tells a story of forbidden love that remains unfulfilled, friendship bigger than life, desire, departures and returns. Love, friendship and loyalty leave deep imprints on the family lives of women brought together by destiny.

The film is the first part of director Jan Hřebejk’s trilogy Garden Store (Zahradnictví), also comprised of the films Deserter (Dezertér) and (Suitor) Nápadník.

Please note: The director, Jan Hřebejk, will be present at the screening, and will answer attendees' questions following the screening.

Awards: 4 Czech Lion (Cech equivalent to Oscars) nominations

Website: Czech

Facebook: Czech

Trailer: English subtitles

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

 

GangsterKa


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Gangster Ka: African

Gangster Ka: Afričan

2015

Director: Jan Pachl

Cast: Hynek Čermák, Predrag Bjelac, Filip Čapka, Vlastina Svátková, Alexej Pyško, Ted Otis, Tomáš Jeřábek, Miroslav Etzler, Brian Caspe, Jan Vlasák, Radek Bruna, Dan Bradford, Eva Kodešová, Abigail Rice, Stanislav Majer, Barbora Mottlová

Producers: Adam Dvořák, Roman Kašparovský

Cinematography: Marek Janda

Screenplay: Jan Pachl

Length: 96 minutes

A film based on a book by Jaroslav Kmenta tells the story of a mafioso who got rich by tax fraud of billions of crowns in transactions with petroleum products and who later tried to gain control of the state-owned petroleum concern. After narrowly escaping arrest in Prague, Czech mobster Radim "Káčko" Kraviec flees first to Seychelles and then to South Africa where he continues with his criminal endeavours. However, his illicit activities cannot go unnoticed forever.

Website: Czech

Facebook: Czech

Trailer (no English subtitles): Czech only

Saturday, May 19, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

 

Ice Mother


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Ice Mother

Bába z ledu

2017

Director: Bohdan Sláma

Cast: Zuzana Kronerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek, Václav Neužil, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Petra Špalková, Marek Daniel, Alena Mihulová, Marie Ludvíková, Luboš Veselý, Josef Ježek, Zdeňka Sajfertová

Producers: Pascal Caucheteux, Petr Oukropec, Pavel Strnad

Cinematography: Marek Diviš

Screenplay: Bohdan Sláma

Length: 106 minutes

Is it possible to break out of one’s routine and head into a new direction late in life? Sixty-year-old Hana is unexpectedly given the impulse to do just that when she meets her contemporary Broňa. He encourages her to take up physical conditioning, especially swimming. Hana’s grown-up sons have been brazenly abusing her generosity for years. They feel that their mother’s new friend could jeopardize their power position. The prospect of a new romance with a hardy nonconformist, who arrives at a family lunch with a hen friend called Adele, finally goads Hana into changing the established order. In his new tragicomedy, director Bohdan Sláma continues to examine familiar themes – broken family relationships, the quest for love and happiness, and the characters’ ability to transform their lives.

Awards: Best Screenplay Award at the Tribeca Film Festival; 16 Czech Lion (Cech equivalent to Oscars) nominations, 6 Czech Lion Awards (including Best Film); 2 Czech Film Critics' Awards

Website: Czech

Trailer: English subtitles


All films are with English subtitles

 

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