Screened on opening night of the Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a hilarious and delightfully playful interpretation of Neil Gaiman's punk inspired short story and destined for cult classic greatness.
Now in its 7th year, the Festival of Iranian Films is back again with some daring new titles to push the envelope of independent cinema.
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.
Be2Can distribution will host the premiere of the new Yorgos Lanthimos film The Killing of a Sacred Deer, starring Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman, on November 1 in Prague's Kino Svetozor.
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.