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

April 29 - May 20, 2017

at FilmBar (map)

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1:30 p.m.


Tiger Theory

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Tiger Theory

Teorie tygra


Director: Radek Bajgar

Cast: Jiří Bartoška, Eliška Balzerová, Iva Janžurová, Tatiana Vilhelmová

Producer: Petr Erben

Director of photography: Vladimír Holomek, Petr Koblovský

Screenplay: Radek Bajgar, Mirka Zlatníková

Length: 101 minutes

Jan, almost 60, is a successful veterinary doctor, however he feels he’s losing a grip on his life while being controlled by his wife Olga. The last drop for Jan's decision to leave his wife is the suicide of his father-in-law who faced the same issues. Jan doesn’t want to end up on the same route, he longs for control of his own life again. His solution is an escape from the present life, even though he might need to go to a nuthouse.

Website: Czech

Facebook: Czech

Trailer: English subtitles

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1:30 p.m.


Snake Brothers

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The Snake Brothers

Kobry a užovky


Director: Jan Prušinovský

Cast: Matěj Hádek, Kryštof Hádek, Jan Hájek, Lucie Žáčková, David Máj, Lucie Polišenská, Věra Kubánková, Jana Šulcová

Producers: Jan Prušinovský, Ondřej Zima

Director of photography: Petr Koblovský

Screenplay: Jaroslav Žváček

Length: 111 minutes

Two brothers, nicknamed Grass Snake and Cobra, live in a small Czech town not far from Prague. Coming from a dysfunctional family, they both feel that they are unable to live a satisfying life. Grass, almost forty, unemployed and still without a wife, can't escape from the shadow of his druggie and troublemaker brother Cobra. Things seem to change for Grass after he gets the opportunity to be part of a promising business. It is just then when his drug-addicted brother Cobra appears in Grass’ life again jeopardizing everything Grass has achieved. But this time, he is determined not to let anything to stop his last chance in life to be happy…

Website: Czech

Facebook: Czech

Trailer: English subtitles

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 1:30 p.m.



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Gangster Ka

Gangster Ka


Director: Jan Pachl

Cast: Hynek Čermák, Predrag Bjelac, Filip Čapka, Vlastina Svátková, Alexej Pyško, Roman Kracík, Zdeněk Žák, Tomáš Jeřábek, Miroslav Etzler, Jan Révai, Jan Vlasák, Jaromír Hanzlík, Václav Chalupa, Radek Bruna, Olga Ženíšková, Marian Roden, Eva Kodešová, Hana Benešová, Stanislav Majer, Aleš Balda

Producer: Adam Dvořák, Roman Kašparovský

Director of photography: Marek Janda

Screenplay: Jan Pachl

Length: 100 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. The main character is the gangster Radim Kraviec (Hynek Čermák). He was always capable of violence, but when his father is abducted and killed by a competing mafia, he is changed into a murdering monster.

Website: Czech

Facebook: Czech

Trailer (no English subtitles): Czech only

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 1:30 p.m.


The Teacher

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The Teacher



Director: Jan Hřebejk

Cast: Zuzana Mauréry, Peter Bebjak, Csongor Kassai, Martin Havelka, Zuzana Konečná, Ondřej Malý, Attila Mokos, Éva Bandor, Richard Labuda

Producers: Zuzana Mistríková, Ľubica Orechovská, Ondřej Zima, Jan Prušinovský

Director of photography: Martin Žiaran

Screenplay: Petr Jarchovský

Length: 102 minutes

Since arrival of the new teacher, Maria Drazdechova, to a Bratislava suburban school in 1983, life has turned upside down for students and parents. Following a suicide attempt of one of the students, likely related to the teacher’s corrupted behaviour, the school‘s principal calls for an urgent parent meeting that will suddenly put the future of all the families at stake. The teacher’s high connections within the Communist Party makes everyone feel threatened. However, at this point, parents have to make a choice: will they dare to go against the corrupt system and stand up for what they believe in, or will they just remain silent and let things go by?

Website: English/Slovak

Facebook: Slovak

Trailer: English subtitles

All films are with English subtitles



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This film festival, showcasing the best new feature films from the Czech Republic, is presented in association with:

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