New historic drama Charlatan directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, The Burning Bush) is turning heads everywhere for its tender portrayal of historic Czech healer Jan Mikolášek who cured hundreds with plant-based remedies during occupied Czechoslovakia.
Watch for free: ‘Our Iranian Lockdown’ – a rare look inside quarantine in Tehran
The Guardian recently released a free-for-watch documentary short and Q&A with Iranian filmmakers Sara Khaki and Mohammad Reza Eyni, who filmed the early days of lockdown in Iran from within their Tehran apartment.
Karlovy Vary IFF joins YouTube’s ‘We Are One’ global online film festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has joined We Are One: A Global Film Festival, which will feature over 100 films co-curated by 21 prolific festivals, hailing from 35 countries, in addition to master classes, VR content and musical performances over a 10-day digital event starting May 29.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to screen films across 96 Czech cinemas this year
The recently cancelled Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has organised the quarantine-friendly alternative KVIFF at Your Cinema film event which will see 16 films screen in 96 cinemas across the Czech Republic from July 3 – 11.
Watch David Lynch’s new short film ‘Fire (Pozar)’ on YouTube for free
Despite these being strange times, you’ve got to admire the hard work of creative geniuses like David Lynch that are putting their solitude to good use.
Da 5 Bloods trailer – the new Spike Lee will hit Netflix in June
BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee has just shared the first teaser trailer footage for his new film Da 5 Bloods, which will surely brighten up your quarantine as it’s going to Netflix!
Edison Filmhub launches online VoD platform ‘EdisONLINE’
Those who come to my Movie Barf Monday nights (or did when people still had a social life) will already be familiar with the gorgeous Edison Filmhub and cafe, and their quality selection of contemporary European festival films and classics. The current quarantine restrictions were the perfect excuse for the filmhub to launch EdisONLINE – the first Czech-Slovak film festival VoD service for only 155CZK, the price of a single cinema ticket.
Drive-in cinemas return to Prague for the first time in 20 years
Drive-in cinemas are back in the Czech capital for the first time in 20 years! Perhaps this is one of the better things to arise out of quarantine? Enjoy the cinema experience from the safety of your own car. Don’t have one? Might be time to invest!
Get through quarantine with these award-winning Farsi films
Farsi Cinema Center (FCC) recently introduced their new online streaming space Watch Nook – a unique space to watch short films from the Farsi-speaking world, including those from filmmakers from Iran, Tajikistan and Afghanistan, either living within those countries or from abroad.
Howl’s Moving Castle and even more Studio Ghibli added to Netflix
Bored in quarantine? Never fear! The final block of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films have now been added to Netflix CZ on April 1st. Classics like Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and many more will join a host of other films already available to stream on the service.