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.
Valerian is a complicated sci-fi cat. Like Besson’s The Fifth Element, it relies heavily on style and quirk, but lacks complexity or depth in its two youthful characters.
RAW is much more than a marketing campaign for gore and horror, it’s a fiercely original and well-directed coming-of-age piece, with some subtle nods to feminism… and some not so subtle nods to cannibalism.
Now in its second year, Weird Europe in Bio OKO is dedicated to the twisted and deranged films at the centre of Europe’s artistic heart. Presented by Aleš Stuchlý & Vít Schmarc, the festival boasts fresh titles that’ll strike a chord deep within your tortured soul, as well as accompanying introductions and talks.
Allied has some exhilarating moments and serves well as a thriller, but slightly misses the mark of reaching Oscar glory. What starts off as an engaging and well crafted first act, dies a little towards the finale from excessive romance and cardboard acting from Brad Pitt.