Bored of the quarantine yet? I am too. Home office seems like a great idea in theory... but when you factor in children, a lot of work (or lack of work) and more, you need a bit of an escape. Here are ten films to (hopefully) get you through covid-19. BUT, before you get watching, can I make a suggestion?
Although far from perfect, the representation of women in film has improved in recent years. From Alex Garland's female led sci-fi Annihilation to Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, there are a lot of relatively recent films to remind you that women in film are here, and they're here to stay. You should probably listen to what they have to say! The following are all (currently) available to stream in the Czech Republic. Get to it.
Woody Harrelson will come to town for the Prague International Film Festival Febiofest this March, which will take place from March 19 - 27.
Hayao Miyazaki fans will be jumping for joy over the news that classics Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away plus many more will join a host of other Studio Ghibli films already available to stream on Netflix CZ from this Sunday, March 1st.
Those who know me will know that aside from my ridiculous obsession with all things film, I'm also very into viruses... not in a funny way, obviously. I'm fascinated by them and have been itching to do a listicle 'best of' one day soon. But until then, here is why Steven Soderbergh's Contagion is by far the best and most realistic virus movie to come out of Hollywood.
Dutch composer, musician and lute player extraordinaire Jozef van Wissem (Only Lovers Left Alive) was recently in Prague and Brno to play a couple of concerts as a part of the accompanying programme of Czech Republic's Future Gate sci-fi film festival.
At this year's Írán:ci Film Festival, happening throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia until January 31st, I was fortunate enough to meet Farsi Cinema Center founder Amir Endalah and project coordinator Marisa Sittheeamorn to discuss their INCREDIBLE work with the non-profit non-partisan platform, dubbed FCC, and how they bring Farsi film industries with Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan together with the rest of the world.