Premieres in Czech cinemas

Passengers
Passengers

Director
Jana Boršková

Raw and authentic film about coming of age of four young men who were forced to be separated from their families at a tender age and grow up in children’s home. Deprived of affection, protection, and communication, they long for love, struggling to escape their fates and make something out of their lives. Yet, assuming responsibility for themselves and their families does not come easy. Can they…

Illusion
Illusion

Director
Kateřina Turečková

In her original concept of a film as a computer game, the author presents her personal report from Budapest where she spent a year as a student. The viewers take part in a game, going through several levels that put them into everyday situations related to the issues of the contemporary Hungarian society.

The Prize for Happiness
The Prize for Happiness

Director
Olga Dabrowská

Who pays for our mistakes? Ordinary human happiness comes in many forms. Some obvious, some unexpected. Where can you find it and what must you sacrifice to attain it? The film presents the stories of people who have lost the trail on their search for happiness and are now trying to find it again. Relationships, love, power, and, of course, children – they bring us hope and joy but must often…

Freedom in the Air
Freedom in the Air

Release Date
24.01.2019

Director
David Balda

Strong and thrilling story of a Czech pilot and the endless love for flying. The life of army soldiers of socialist Czechoslovakia in 1989 was filled with moments of freedom in the air, but largely destroyed by the State security, its persecution and informers. Four friends and their flight mentor serve at the border for years. The death of a former RAF pilot in 1974 after his attempt to fly…

Women on the Run
Women on the Run

Release Date
31.01.2019

Director
Martin Horský

Věra has lived a wonderful life with Jindřich, and she is fully determined to fulfil his last wish - running a marathon! She and her daughters would split up the route into four parts, and they'd overcome the over 42-kilometer-long challenge as a family relay team. There's three months left until the start, and trainer Vojta has prepared a great fitness plan. The daughters aren't rushing to start…

Highlighting

Vladimír Smutný (b. 1942), winner of seven Czech Lions for Best Cinematography, has worked with legendary domestic directors František Vláčil, Jiří Menzel, and Karel Kachyňa, as well as with international crews on genre pics including Love Lies Bleeding, starring Faye Dunaway, and the French TV series Maigret. Recently he wrapped up shooting on two much-awaited features: a cinematic adaptation of Jerzy Kosiński’s war story The Painted Bird, by director Václav Marhoul, and the sports film The Golden Betrayal, with Radim Špaček.

Interview by Pavel Sladký for CZECH FILM Magazine / Fall 2018

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