23 August 2022
In the fall issue of CZECH FILM, we focus on the films presented at big festivals in the busiest season of the year. While San Sebastian gives floor to Petr Václav’s long-awaited periodic drama Il Boemo, Venice Film Festival includes 5 Czech films in its programme – debuts by Michal Blaško (Victim) and Mihai Mincan (To the North) world-premiere in Orizzonti, Darkening enriches Venice Immersive as the very first Czech VR film, Cristina Grosan competes in Giornate degli Autori with Ordinary Failures and Karel Kachyňa’s The Ear returns in digitally restored version in Venice Classics. We also look back at Locarno Film Festival, which introduced three Czech films, including the Golden Leopard winning Nightsiren by Tereza Nvotová (more about the achievement in Czech Film Now). We also put the spotlight on young generation of filmmakers, who are beginning to set Czech cinema in motion, in both "Czech Film Springboard" and “New Generation Transforming Czech Cinema” articles. Furthermore, we also bring an unorthodox look at the film industry in an interview with talented editor Šimon Hájek and introduce the production company MasterFilm.