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

April 27 - May 18, 2019

at FilmBar (map)

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

 

Patrimony


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Patrimony

Tátova volha

2018

Director: Jiří Vejdělek

Cast: Eliška Balzerová, Tatiana Vilhelmová, Vilma Cibulková, Eva Holubová, Hana Maciuchová, Emília Vášáryová, Martin Myšička, Bolek Polívka, Jana Plodková, Václav Neužil ml., Dominika Frydrychová, Ivana Uhlířová, Milan Aulický

Producers: Tomáš Hoffman, Jiří Vejdělek

Cinematography: Vladimír Smutný

Screenplay: Iva Jestřábová, Jiří Vejdělek

Length: 90 minutes

Unexpectedly, costume designer Eva has become a widow. The surprises continue when an unknown child's drawing is discovered in her husband's possessions, and even though Eva would generously ignore the discovery, her daughter, whose life is falling apart at the seams, latches onto the idea of an estranged stepbrother. The mother and daughter set out in Ludvík's vintage VOLGA GAZ 21 car to follow the trails of Ludvík's former lovers and friends and find out more about the hidden family secret.

Website: Czech

Facebook: Czech

Trailer: English subtitles

Awards: Nominated for 1 Czech Lion (Czech equivalent to Oscars)

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

 

Dukla 61


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Dukla 61

Dukla 61

2018

Director: David Ondříček

Cast: Marek Taclík, Martha Issová, Oskar Hes, Antonie Formanová, Peter Nádasdi, Robert Mikluš, Petr Buchta, Jiří Sedláček, Štěpán Kozub, Jiří Langmajer, Martin Myšička, Václav Neužil ml., Tomáš Bambušek, Lucie Žáčková, Izabela Firlová, Pavel Batěk, Kristýna Krajíčková, Vojtěch Babišta, Anita Ešpandrová, Marianna Chovanová, Tomáš Mařec

Producer: Michal Reitler

Cinematography: Marek Dvořák

Screenplay: Jakub Režný, Matěj Podzimek

Length: 150 minutes

Director David Ondříček uses the July 7, 1961, Dukla mine disaster in the Czechoslovakia as the backdrop for this taut family-drama-turned-thriller. Here, the focus is on the Šlachta family, highly respected members of the mining community near Ostrava. Milan is a burly team leader below ground, while his petite but commanding wife Marie runs their household with an iron fist. The drama starts as their eldest son Petr drops out of Mining Engineering College and moves back to the family home with a pregnant Jewish girlfriend in tow, much to his parents’ disappointment. Unwilling to be a burden on his family, Petr decides to follow Milan underground, a choice that his father thinks he will soon come to regret. Meanwhile, at the mine, lax safety standards and an avalanche of errors pile up while pressure builds in the shafts and at home.

Website: Czech

Facebook: Czech

Trailer: English subtitles

Awards: Nominated for Czech Film Critics' TV Film Award, 2019 Czech Lion Awards (Oscars equivalent): Best Film/Mini Series Made for Television, Best Audiovisual Act (Martha Issová)

Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

 

Suitor


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Suitor

Zahradnictví: Nápadník

2017

Director: Jan Hřebejk

Cast: Anna Fialová, Aňa Geislerová, Martin Finger, Ivan Lupták, Filip Březina, Gabriela Míčová, Klára Melíšková, Karel Dobrý, David Novotný, Lenka Krobotová, Sabina Remundová, Vendula Svobodová, Miroslav Táborský, Jáchym Kučera, Kryštof Michal, Jan Kalina, Lukáš Bech, Zdeněk Pecháček, Patrik Paušo, Nikola Čechová, Zora Valchařová-Poulová

Producers: Viktor Tauš, Michal Kollár

Cinematography: Bartek Cierlica

Screenplay: Petr Jarchovský

Length: 113 minutes

Film trilogy Garden Store consists of three separate films taking place against the backdrop of the most dramatic periods of the last century. It tells the story of three families: a family of an air radio operator, a family of a hair salon owner and a family of a garden store owner. Suitor, taking place in the late 1950s, concentrates on family relations scarred by the war and the communist takeover. The tragicomic insight shows a generational conflict between the prewar and postwar generations. Suitor is a romantic comedy about expectations parents have about the future fortune of their children.

Website: Czech

Facebook: Czech

Trailer: English subtitles

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

 

Short Cut


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Shortcut

Na krátko

2018

Director: Jakub Šmíd

Cast: Jindřich Skokan, Julia Issa, Petra Špalková, Marta Vančurová, Martin Finger, Jindřich Žampa

Producer: Viktor Schwarcz

Cinematography: Vidu Gunaratna

Screenplay: Petra Soukupová

Length: 104 minutes

Eleven-year-old Jakub can’t stand his stepsister or his domineering grandma. To make matters worse he finds out that his workhorse of a mother lied to him about his father, who is certainly not navigating any maritime vessel, as she would have him believe. Family ties are sorely put to the test in Jakub Šmíd’s understated drama.

Website: Czech

Facebook: Czech

Trailer: English subtitles


All films are with English subtitles

 

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