Prague-based filmmaker Gem Deger’s debut feature film Playdurizm has just dropped its first neon-blazed trailer, and it looks sufficiently weird and wild.
Those who come to my Movie Barf Monday nights (or did when people still had a social life) will already be familiar with the gorgeous Edison Filmhub and cafe, and their quality selection of contemporary European festival films and classics. The current quarantine restrictions were the perfect excuse for the filmhub to launch EdisONLINE – the first Czech-Slovak film festival VoD service for only 155CZK, the price of a single cinema ticket.
New documentary film Solo recently won the Czech Joy award for best Czech documentary at the prestigous Jihlava Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic. Pianist and protagonist Martín Perino is currently in the Czech Republic performing and promoting the film, which will be released nationally this Thursday, October 31st through Artcam films.
Pamela Anderson is on the cover of the latest issue of Vogue Czechoslovakia in a photoshoot inspired by classic Czechoslovak film Who Wants to Kill Jessie?
The new Czech biopic Jan Palach will have an English subtitled screening at ‘Catch-Up Tuesday’ in Prague’s Kino Světozor on September 4.
Recently, I had the privilege of visiting the set of one of the most exciting film projects shooting in the Czech Republic in recent years, WWII thriller The Painted Bird, based on the controversial WWII novel by Polish author and Jerzy Kosiński, and starring Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgard, Julian Sands and the young Petr Kotlar as the Jewish boy forced to wander a war torn Eastern Europe.
Czechoslovak actor and director Juraj Herz passed away this week at the age of 83. He is responsible for some of the country’s most popular cult classic films including Cremator and Beauty and the Beast.
The Prague International Film Festival aka Febiofest will celebrate a landmark 25 years this year with a class selection of new films, as well as some golden oldies. In addition to the festival’s epic programme, there will also be workshops, masterclasses and a host of other noteworthy events. Tickets and passes are now on sale.
‘Think like a Czech, speak like a Czech and act like a Czech’ are just some of the phrases one might think of when watching Bo Hai, the new short film by emerging young Czech-Vietnamese filmmaker Dužan Duong.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting the extraordinarily talented Czech actress and self-proclaimed ‘little weirdo’ Petra Bučková to discuss her diverse national and now international acting career, playing Czech film legend Pavel Juráček, speaking Shakespeare’s Bard, working with Orlando Bloom, and that element of crazy that’s missing from modern female characters.