Lynne Ramsay's hallucinatory revenge drama seems like a quiet tribute to Taxi Driver, with a wonderfully raw and stripped down performance from Joaquin Phoenix. There's a welcoming focus on primitive emotion rather than balls-out action.
Currently screening at Prague's Be2Can, The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a wild, unconventional, and wholly unpredictable horror film with tremendous psychological depth, which somehow blends seamlessly with director Yorgos Lanthimos' signature quickfire wit and dialogue.
The Square is a satirical take on the modern madness of the art industry. Packed with subtle nods to our doomed society, it makes for a deep post-viewing discussion. However, director Ruben Östlund gives a bit too much to ponder here, and that makes this Cannes Palme d'Or winner fall short.
Be2Can Distribution presents an English friendly screening of After the Storm, the new film from Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda, which will premiere in Prague's Kino Svetozor on Thursday September 7.
Cannes crowd pleaser Good Time is an in your face adrenalin rush. The Safdie Brothers deliver a heist thriller that's remarkably inventive, addictive, and bursting at the seams with bittersweet chaos.
Now in its 52nd year, the Czech Republic's A-list film festival will run from June 30 - July 8 and boasts another impressive selection of international films competing for the prestigious Grand Prix Globe, and a host of other awards.
Both Clive Owen (Children of Men) and Tom Felton (Harry Potter) have recently been spotted in downtown Prague after joining the production of Ophelia, currently being filmed in Prague.