Czech Films at Cottbus 2017

07 November 2017

Czech Film

Czech Films at Cottbus 2017


Fifteen Czech and coproduction films and one internet serial will be presented in various sections at Film Festival Cottbus (November 7 – 12). In addition, a project Images of Love directed by Tomas Winski and produced by Radovan Síbrt and Jakub Pinkava will be pitched at co-production market Connecting Cottbus. 

German-Polish-Czech competition section U18 will include short film Bo Hai (watch trailer) by Dužan Duong, premiered at Jihlava IDFF last month, road movie Montenegro by Petr Kubík and Slovak-Czech coproduction movie Nina by Juraj Lehotský, which was introduced at Toronto IFF this year.

In the non-competitive section Nationale Hits will be presented the most succesful Czech film of 2016, Jiří Strach’s An Angel of The Lord 2, the new title of Oscar holder Jan Svěrák Barefoot, documentary Children Online by Kateřina Hager and two episodes of popular politically incorrect internet series Blaník Agency.

"Vietnam in Europe  - The Vietnamese diaspora in Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland" is a subtitle of this year’s Focus section, which will include three Czech films: short film Mat Goc by Dužan Duong, documentary V.I.P. – Vietnamese Important People by Lukáš Kokeš and animation The Little One by Diana Cam Van Nguyen.

In the other sections will be introduced short films Imitation (dir. Sasha Stelchenko) and Atlantis, 2003 by Michal Blaško, documentary Jožka by Hamze Bytyci, and feature Out directed by György Kristóf, premiered at Cannes IFF (Un Certain Regard).

Three Czech movies will be also presented at section Specials – Fraternal Kiss: The Wolf From Royal Vineyard Street by Jan Němec and Tomáš Klein, It’s Gonna Be Worse by Petr Nikolaev and A Case for the New Hangman by legendary director of Czechoslovak New Wave Pavel Juráček.

You can learn more about the Czech films in the program here.

Moreover, the Czech film project Images of Love will be presented at co-production market Connecting Cottbus by the director Tomas Winski and producers Radovan Síbrt and Jakub Pinkava (Pink Production).


Atlantis, 2003

2003, four years before Slovakia joined the Schengen Area. Martin and Denisija, a young couple from Ukraine, are trying to get illegaly to Germany through Slovakia, like many others. The border between Slovakia and Ukraine will…


Michal Blaško





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