Although far from perfect, the representation of women in film has improved in recent years. From Rosamund Pike’s ‘Marla’ in I Care A Lot to Olivia Colman’s ‘Queen Ann’ in The Favourite, the below list is a mix of recent titles that more than demonstrate that remarkable and inspiring women can now be found everywhere in film, and you should not only listen to what they have to say but give them a round of applause this International Women’s Day. Majority of us are also still in lockdown, so you have no excuse! Happy watching!
Although things are looking a bit dire in the film industry lately, there’s still hope! Many Prague-based film festivals are adapting and moving online this season and the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, now in its 21st year, is no exception. The festival will retain its youthful, colourful and carefree spirit despite the circumstances, and will kick off on November 5th with a live broadcast on streaming service Moje Kino, where you can watch a number of award-winning LGBTQ films until November 12th.
Denis Villenueve’s Dune is one of the most anticipated science fiction blockbusters of the decade, and the first trailer has finally dropped.
The much-anticipated teaser trailer for Matt Reeves’s The Batman is here and it looks to be an even angstier take on the character than past adaptations (if that’s even possible). It looks incredible and Robert Pattinson appears to be a natural.
New historic drama Charlatan directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, The Burning Bush) is turning heads everywhere for its tender portrayal of historic Czech healer Jan Mikolášek who cured hundreds with plant-based remedies during occupied Czechoslovakia.
Palm Springs is a colourful and fun take on the time-loop sub-genre; a genre that has been poked and prodded in every which way for decades since Groundhog Day. If you’re looking for a summer flick filled with light laughs, this one is for you. In saying that though, Palm Springs also cynical and bittersweet at times.
The Guardian recently released a free-for-watch documentary short and Q&A with Iranian filmmakers Sara Khaki and Mohammad Reza Eyni, who filmed the early days of lockdown in Iran from within their Tehran apartment.
The very first biopic on Czech president and playwright Václav Havel hits Czech cinemas today. Written and directed by Slávek Horák (Home Care), Havel covers the early years of the Czech icon’s dissident life up to the Velvet Revolution.
Prague-based filmmaker Gem Deger’s debut feature film Playdurizm recently dropped its first trailer so I sat down with the young filmmaker to talk about making writingk, directing and starring in his own film, watching David Cronenberg as a child and his obsession with neon lighting.
The follow-up to the popular South-Korean zombie horror film finally has a trailer, and it looks like they’ve cranked it up a notch.
After a lengthy pause due to the covid-19 pandemic, The second season of The Witcher has finally been given the go-ahead to start shooting again. This time in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Britain.