Ladj Ly's debut feature film Les Misérables is less musical than its name suggests... It's a tense little gang thriller set in the modern-day Montfermeil district of Paris, where Victor Hugo's classic novel 'Les Misérables' was written, whose explosive third act feels wholly original and timely.
This year, the Prague French Film Festival boasts a number of titles with both Czech AND English subtitles. From competition films like Cannes hit comedy On a Magical Night to Ladj Ly's visceral Parisian gang thriller Les Misérables, and a retrospective on French auteur Henri-Georges Clouzot. Prague based cinemas Kino Lucerna, Kino Svetozor, Kino 35 and Edison Filmhub will host the festival from November 20th - 27th.
New Czech LGBT film distributor Queer Kino will bring Xavier Dolan's new film Matthias & Maxime to Czech cinemas this Thursday the 14th of November after a sold-out premiere at Prague's Mezipatra Queer Film Festival this week.
This year, Czech Republic's queer film festival Mezipatra will celebrate its 20th anniversary from November 7th - 14th with a wonderfully diverse programme carefully selected in line with this year's theme 'Winds of Change' - a focus on the persistence and drive one must have to bring continuous change to a world that is still far from perfect. Check out this year's festival trailer by Jay Walker.
Original 'Hellboy' Ron Perlman will be one of the esteemed guests at Prague's very first Comic-Con taking place next February, according to ČTK.
Prague's Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest will celebrate its 6th year from November 1st - 2nd in cinemas Kino Lucerna, Kino Atlas and Kino Ponrepo with a tantalising mix of classic and contemporary cinema from the shores of Australia and New Zealand, including a special screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. So crank the ABBA and dust off your finest frock because your three favourite queens are coming to town!
Film Europe's Be2Can festival is here again and promises an eclectic selection of international festival films that will surprise, shock and wow even the most avid cinema-goer.