Be2Can Film Festival 2017 programme recommendations

The fourth edition of the Be2Can Film Festival is coming this October and promises to be another year rich in diverse titles and broad cinema discussion. Be2Can brings the best of the best from the top European festivals in Berlin, Venice, and of course Cannes.

Noir Film Festival in Křivoklát castle – Hitchcock, Bogart and more

This weekend (17/08 - 20/08) sees the Noir Film Festival's third year taking place in the picturesque Czech castle Křivoklát. The festival boasts a number of hot names and titles this year, including one of the genre's founding fathers, the one and only Alfred Hitchcock.

Czech focus: Želary

Želary was the Czech Oscar contender for Best Foreign Language Film in 2004 and is set in WWII. Eliška (Aňa Geislerová), a nurse and rebel messenger, is forced into hiding from the Nazis after members of her group are exposed and persecuted. With her life at stake, she is forced to integrate into village life and marry Joza (György Cserhalmi), a local farmer she barely knows. Hesitant at first, Eliška eventually adapts to her new identity and becomes a strong foundation for the village of Želary.