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.
The touching new Ken Loach film and Cannes competitor Sorry We Missed You hits Czech cinemas this week, and it's one of the director's best films to date.
Ghost Town Anthology is a new French-Canadian supernatural drama that takes a wonderfully explicit look at the gossip and ghosts of lonely small-town life, and you can catch a special Q&A screening of the new film with director Denis Côté this Halloween in Edison Filmhub.
New German serial killer film The Golden Glove will hit Czech cinemas this Thursday (17/10) and is an insanely violent portrait of the infamous serial killer, which is absolutely worth seeing... but don't say I didn't warn you.
Berlinale winner Synonyms is a wonderfully quirky if not unquestionably complicated film that will frustrate you at times, but ultimately leave you wanting more of its running spitfire dialogue on identity and nationalism.