The Iranian Film Festival is upon us once again and has fast become one of the Czech Republic's best new film festivals. From recent award-winning features like Bani Khoshnoudi's immigrant tale Fireflies to classics like Asghar Farhadi's Fireworks Wednesday, the festival boasts a diverse programme able to cater the likes of anyone.
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.
Have you seen Fleabag? The ingeniously hilarious and true-to-life series by the talented Phoebe Waller-Bridge? Then get your shit together because the live West End show will screen in Prague's Kino Aero this September.
Kino Světozor will celebrate its 15th anniversary next week with a unique selection of award-winning modern classics by Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino and more... and tickets start from just 100Kč.
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.
The 15th Prague Short Film Festival is upon us again, and this year's diverse programme of films from all over the globe, both in and out of competition, is now up. From Ingmar Bergman to Amazonian women, and virtual reality to sex for beginners, there's a treat for everyone here.
The new Czech biopic Jan Palach will have an English subtitled screening at 'Catch-Up Tuesday' in Prague's Kino Světozor on September 4.