Premieres in Czech cinemas

Touch Me Not
Touch Me Not

Director
Adina Pintilie

Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me No follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tomas and Christian, offering a deeply empathic insight into their lives. Craving for intimacy yet also deeply afraid of it, they work to overcome old patterns, defense mechanisms and taboos, to cut the cord…

Circus Rwanda
Circus Rwanda

Release Date
22.11.2018

Director
Michal Varga

Rosťa Novák, the principal of Cirk La Putyka ensemble, artistic workaholic and perfectionist, agrees to make a joint project with a group of acrobats from Rwanda. First time in his life, Rosťa travels to Africa, to create a circus show about clash of different cultures. How will he cope with the hit of his expectations and Rwandese reality?

Moments
Moments

Release Date
22.11.2018

Director
Beata Parkanová

Contemporary family drama Moments is structured around the character of young warm-hearted woman Anežka, who is always there for her family, tries to help everybody and keep her promises. But she learns in the course of the story that one's selfsacrifice has to be limited and that sometimes she also needs to fulfil her own dreams and longings. Moments is a film about everyday life, primary…

Putin's Witnesses
Putin's Witnesses

Director
Vitaly Mansky

The events of the film begin on December 31, 1999 when Russia was acquainted with its new President. The film is based on unique and strictly documentary testimonies of the true causes and consequences of the operation “Successor”, as a result of which Russia ended up with the President who still rules the country. The protagonists of the film are Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin,…

Inside the War on ISIS
Inside the War on ISIS

Release Date
22.11.2018

Director
Jana Andert

Czech documentarist Jana Andert left for Iraq in autumn 2016. For eight months she lived and shot there at the front line of the battle of Mosul with Golden Division, an elite Iraq Army squad. She got into the situation at her own expenses without support of any the big TV stations she usually works for. Thanks to that she could be completely independent and not to respect any security measures…

Breaking News
Breaking News

Director
Tomáš Bojar

One day, two newsrooms, one event that has grabbed the headlines. Tonight, the Czech president is expected to make it clear whether he is going to run for the office again, announcing his decision to a group of his sympathizers and supporters gathered at the Prague Castle. Journalists are not allowed to attend the event, and will only be notified about the president’s decision the next day.…

Vote For Kibera
Vote For Kibera

Release Date
22.11.2018

Director
Martin Páv

Kibera is the largest slum in Africa which is located in the centre of Nairobi, Kenya. We are following people who have transformed their hard experiences into meaningful activities as well as people who represent the ordinary life in the slum. All of them have one thing in common - they are trying to transform their home into a better place to live. Our characters are connected by Don - a young…

The Cellar
The Cellar

Director
Igor Voloshin

The marriage of Milan and Táňa Labát is going through a crisis. Discontent and vigorous Táňa considers her husband, who avoids resolving any problems, a coward. Their 16 years old daughter Lenka takes their alienation very hard. But one night during the summer holidays, their lives change. Milan leaves to play a concert with his band in a district town while Lenka is…

The Magic Quill
The Magic Quill

Release Date
29.11.2018

Director
Marek Najbrt

For the sake of order in the world, each region has its hell, where a Magic quill writes down human sins. When a sinners folder fill up, a devil squad comes to take them. Lucifers son Boniface is sent to bring a new quill to Pitchfork, but gets robbed by the greedy Mr. Slime who uses the quill not only to hide his sins, but to enslave the villagers and make them dig for a treasure he hopes to use…

The One Who Loved You
The One Who Loved You

Director
Jan Pachl

Family comedy/detective drama infused with Christmas spirit and set in the spa town of Karlovy Vary. The detective, however, is not a member of a professional investigation team, rather the members of his family (his wife, his sons, his mother and a family doctor – an impractical practitioner), use quite unorthodox ways to find out the truth and solve both his last case and his mysterious…

Documentary film with acted sequences about Vratislav Effenberger (1923 - 1986), a prominent figure of Czechoslovak post-war surrealism, whose work reflects his peculiar approach towards everyday reality of socialist Czechoslovakia as well as uncompromising attitude towards the whole western society. At the same time, due to the range of his work and activities in 1970s, Effenberger was also…

Pat a Mat: Zimní radovánky
Pat a Mat: Zimní radovánky

Release Date
22.11.2018

Director
Marek Beneš

The upcoming winter brings many new challenges and adventures for Pat and Mat. The two famous clumsy neighbors have to deal with the surprisingly big amount of new snow in their gardens, they also come up with the idea of building a sauna, try to decorate their houses for Christmas and, of course, make original Christmas presents. As always, for Pat and Mat no problem is an obstacle and no…

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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