Film Europe is opening a brand new film venue in Prague's city centre this week - Edison filmhub will serve as a place for quality cinema, discussions, seminars and good coffee.
I'm well aware that this list is coming a little late, but better late than never. As usual, this one covers my top picks for titles released in the Czech Republic during 2018, which also includes festival screenings and those released on streaming services like Netflix. So unfortunately, The Favourite is not here (it was just released and you should definitely go and see it) and Suspiria is not here either (if it was, then it would probably be close to the top). Nevertheless, there were some impressive films that popped up in our little country last year, and some of them we even saw before the rest of the world.
Under the Silver Lake is a wonderful and whimsical journey through the darker side of L.A. and the Hollywood dream. In the vein of David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, but with a wicked sense of humour and a lovable young scruff at its centre.
New thriller Under the Silver Lake will screen at Prague's Be2Can Film Festival this October along with a host of other award-winning contemporary films from leading European film festivals Cannes, Berlinale and Venice.
Be2Can distribution will premiere Russian Oscar candidate Loveless in Prague's Kino Lucerna on the 18th of January.
120 BPM or BPM (Beats Per Minute) is a non-traditional movie about HIV in the sense that most of the film is spent in the heated debates of activist group ACT UP Paris, and when we finally see the searing physiological and psychological effects of the virus, it's brutal and unforgiving. This film doesn't hold back, and that's what puts it above the rest.
The award-winning queer film 120 BPM will premiere on the 30th November in Prague's Kino Světozor.