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.
Award-winning Icelandic comedy Woman at War will screen at this year's Scandi Film Festival starting later this week.
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.
An English friendly screening of the new French biopic Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti, based on the life of the famous French painter Paul Gauguin, will open Prague's 5th annual Crème de la Crème festival of French films happening 11 - 14 May in Kino Lucerna and Kino Evald.
Be2Can distribution will premiere Russian Oscar candidate Loveless in Prague's Kino Lucerna on the 18th of January.
Voyage of Time is something between poetry and documentary. It's a thought provoking and gorgeous interpretation of the story of our universe.