By Ryan Keating-Lambert
The Film is GREAT festival will showcase a superb selection of British films, including 4 premieres, from the 10th to the 16th of June in Kino Lucerna and Film Europe’s new Edison Filmhub, to celebrate the landmark 100th anniversary of the British Embassy in the Czech Republic.
Among the films, local independent film distributor Film Europe will premiere Brian Welsh’s new ’90s inspired rave film Beats – a universal coming-of-age story set in Scotland which sees two best mates unite for one final night of dance party bliss before moving on with their lives, but things don’t exactly go according to plan as the boys dive head first into a dangerous criminal underworld.
Beats will premiere in Kino Lucerna on Monday, 10th of June at 18:00. The premiere after party REVOLT featuring DJs Z-Kat, Tasya and Tuca will kick off at 20:00 in Klub swim. Entrance is 100Kc but those who attend the film’s premiere will have free admission.
Other new titles include documentary Spitfire – a look at the legendary British fighter plane that changed the course of world history, Isabel Coixet’s The Bookshop – the story of a free-spirited widow who opens a provocative bookstore in a sleepy English town in the ’50s starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson, British-German co-production The Keeper – a look at the rise of German soldier Bernd Trautmann and his rise to Manchester football fame, and Daphne – a compelling character study of a reckless chef and party animal (Emily Beecham) whose life is changed after witnessing a violent crime.
The festival will also screen past festival hits including Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake, Lynn Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here and more.
Related: Film Europe opens new Edison Filmhub in downtown Prague
For tickets and more info, visit the official Facebook event.