Prague Febiofest postponed due to coronavirus threat

By Ryan Keating-Lambert

Update: Due to the current restritcions of the Czech Government related to the coronavirus outbreak and the cancellation of events involving more than 100 people, the organizers of Febiofest IFF decided to postpone the festival which was originally sceduled to start on March 19. The new dates are yet to be confirmed.

Woody Harrelson was confirmed to be at the festival’s opening ceremony but his attendance along with other guests is now in question until a new date can be confirmed.

The actor was scheduled to present the 2011 crime drama Rampart along with director Oren Moverman, who will receive a prestigious Kristián award for his many contributions to cinema throughout the years. There will also be a tribute to Moverman’s films this year, including a screening of The Messenger – the 2009 war drama that saw both Harrelson and Moverman nominated for Oscars.

Woody Harrelson (Source: The Independent)

Also scheduled to return to the festival this year is director Agnieszka Holland with her new film Charlatan starring Czech greats Ivan and Josef Trojan, which will have its Czech premiere at the glamorous opening night in Prague’s Obecní dům.

Award-winning Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda is also planning to attend with his first English language film The Truth, starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke. The director will have nine of his films screened, including the 2019 Oscar nominee and Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters.

For more information on the festival and updates, visit the website.

Photo: Huff Post


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