Premieres in Czech cinemas

Charlatan
Charlatan

Release Date
20.08.2020

Director
Agnieszka Holland

Inspired by the true story of herbalist Jan Mikolasek, who dedicated his life to caring for the sick in spite of the immense obstacles he faced in his private and public life. Born at the turn of the 20th century, Mikolasek wins fame and fortune using unorthodox treatment methods to cure a wide range of diseases. Already a local institution in Czechoslovakia before World War II, the healer gains…

Kiruna - A Brand New World
Kiruna - A Brand New World

Release Date
13.08.2020

Director
Greta Stocklassa

Located way above the polar circle, the Swedish mining town Kiruna was built on a great iron ore deposit and created a significant income for the Swedish government. However, due to the mining, the city has started to collapse. In order to save the industry, the city council have decided to move the town 3 km to the east and to turn a potential disaster into a great opportunity - making the New…

Casting for Love
Casting for Love

Release Date
13.08.2020

Director
Eva Toulová

A romantic comedy about a thirty-five-year-old actress Stela, who is going through both professional and personal crisis. She loses her job in a local theatre and on top of that finds out that her husband has been cheating on her for years. To prove him that she is still attractive and she can find someone much better that him, she goes on a series of dates with strangers. The problem is that…

Lost Coast
Lost Coast

Director
Jiří Zykmund

The film follows the lives of fishermen and vacationers who, through community efforts and friendly cooperation, seek to improve the otherwise deserted shores of the South Moravian reservoir Nové Mlýny, whether for a family holiday or leisurely fishing. Due to bureaucratic machinations, however, they are forced to sell off their summer homes and leave this place full of nostalgia…

Introducing

While the COVID-19 pandemic has put the brakes on the film industry, documentaries in the post-production phase are still being completed. This includes new works by such well-known filmmakers as Helena Třeštíková, Erika Hníková, and Miro Remo, as well as first and second films by new directors Martin Páv, Francesco Montagner, and Jindřich Andrš. When the festival season reopens in full swing, these films will be ready for it.

article by Vítězslav Chovanec for CZECH FILM magazine / Summer 2020

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