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The Auschwitz Report
The Auschwitz Report

Release Date
28.01.2021

Director
Peter Bebjak

True story of Freddy and Walter, two young Slovak Jews, who were deported to Auschwitz in 1942. On 10 April 1944, after meticulous planning and with the help and the resilience of their inmates, they manage to escape. While the inmates, they had left behind, courageously stand their ground against the Nazi officers, the two men are driven on by the hope that their evidence could save lives.…

Once Upon a Time in Poland
Once Upon a Time in Poland

Release Date
28.01.2021

Director
Filip Remunda, Vít Klusák

In the middle of Europe, two nations coexist side by side, close to one another in many ways, and yet worlds apart. The Czechs are dedicated atheists, while the Poles are born as baptized Catholics. Czechs shake their heads in disbelief at Polish piety, while Poles hold Czechs in contempt for living without God. A Czech documentary crew sets out on a summertime pilgrimage across Poland in order…

Dragon Girl
Dragon Girl

Director
Katarina Launing

Gina (10) dreads Christmas. Living in hiding, orphaned and alone, her mantra is “Never get to know anyone! Always be invisible!” One night, she breaks into an empty house whose residents are on holiday — a perfect place to celebrate Christmas all alone. Everything gets upside down when she discovers a baby dragon in the garage! The neighbouring kid, Mortimer (10), is surprised to discover Gina in…

The Pack
The Pack

Director
Tomáš Polenský

Skate blades cut the surface of the ice. Shadows of hockey players swirl through the frozen spray, leaving deep scratches in the ice. David (16), a talented goalie, is placed in a new hockey team. He is determined to do everything he can to succeed. Too bad, the other goalie, Miky (16), is the coach´s son! And as if that wasn’t bad enough, the team doesn’t exactly welcome David…

Introducing

The proliferation of quality TV shows and the streaming wars have created a previously unknown parity between the silver screen and small screens worldwide. Established filmmakers have been drawn to television and episodic projects enabling them to push boundaries, subvert expectations, and re-invent tired conventions. While the gap has diminished linearly, content has exploded exponentially. Big screen, small screen, mobile screens – talent started to rapidly switch from medium to medium.

Article by Martin Kudláč for CZECH FILM magazine / Fall 2020

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