The Exorcist Director’s Cut to screen in Febiofest Classics section

By Ryan Keating-Lambert

Prague International Film Festival Febiofest will screen horror classic The Exorcist in its Director’s Cut version, never before seen in Czech cinemas.

The iconic 1973 film, dubbed by many as the scariest film ever made, will screen as a part of the festival’s Classics section on March 24.

From critically acclaimed director William Friedkin and based on the popular novel by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist sees mother and actress Chris MacNeill (Ellen Burstyn) call in two priests when her teenage daughter Regan (Linda Blair) becomes possessed by a demonic spirit.

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The Extended Director’s Cut version from 2000 adds an extra 11 minutes of footage including the infamous ‘spider walk’ sequence.

Other titles in the Classics section include Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire, Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing, Jacques Deray’s La Piscine, David Lynch’s Wild at Heart and more.

Febiofest will take place from March 21-29 mainly in CineStar Anděl, as well as in CineStar Černý Most, National Film Archive’s Ponrepo and the Municipal Library of Prague.

For full programme and ticket details visit the official website.

Photos: Febiofest

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