Premieres in Czech cinemas

Traces of a Landscape
Traces of a Landscape

Release Date
27.05.2021

Director
Petr Záruba

The painter, photographer, and experimental filmmaker Jan Jedlička lost the landscape of his youth. The political situation after 1968 forced him to leave Czechoslovakia. He settled down in Switzerland. Looking for a new inspiration, he fell in love with the flat landscape of Maremma region in Tuscany. He found his new artistic home there and, as an artist, he began from scratch. A characteristic…

Wolves at the Borders
Wolves at the Borders

Release Date
20.05.2021

Director
Martin Páv

Wolves are back! Having been exterminated in the Broumov region in the Czech Republic more than two hundred years ago, wolves have been slowly returning to the countryside and changing lives of the locals. The documentary looks at the contradictory reactions to their arrival: while for some people they offer hope of making the nature healthier, others see them only as enemies killing helpless…

Fibonacci
Fibonacci

Director
Tomáš Hubáček

Human swarm running through the land. Thirteen performers in a drop-shaped formation create a single organism, controlled by a collective intelligence or intuition. It spills over the land of geometric patterns, terrain waves, divides and re-connects. It stops at the horizon to rest and then runs on. The contrast between a lively movement and the still geometry of the land.

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 worlwide. 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 / Spring 2021

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