At this year’s Írán:ci Film Festival, happening throughout the Czech Republic and Slovakia until January 31st, I was fortunate enough to meet Farsi Cinema Center founder Amir Endalah and project coordinator Marisa Sittheeamorn to discuss their INCREDIBLE work with the non-profit non-partisan platform, dubbed FCC, and how they bring Farsi film industries with Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan together with the rest of the world.
This year, Czech Republic’s queer film festival Mezipatra will celebrate its 20th anniversary from November 7th – 14th with a wonderfully diverse programme carefully selected in line with this year’s theme ‘Winds of Change’ – a focus on the persistence and drive one must have to bring continuous change to a world that is still far from perfect. Check out this year’s festival trailer by Jay Walker.
Prague’s Aussie and Kiwi Film Fest will celebrate its 6th year from November 1st – 2nd in cinemas Kino Lucerna, Kino Atlas and Kino Ponrepo with a tantalising mix of classic and contemporary cinema from the shores of Australia and New Zealand, including a special screening of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. So crank the ABBA and dust off your finest frock because your three favourite queens are coming to town!
To celebrate its landmark 20th anniversary, Prague’s Mezipatra Queer Film Festival recently announced that they have kicked off the summer with their new LGBTQ film distribution label Queer Kino.
A rather colourful and sensational trailer just dropped for Elton John biopic Rocketman, but can we expect another textbook and family friendly Bohemian Rhapsody?
Among the One World Documentary Film Festival’s diverse programme this year is new Canadian documentary Love, Scott which follows gay hate crime survivor Scott Jones as he revisits the atrocity committed against him.
The 19th Mezipatra Queer Film Festival is fast approaching and the festival has just released their programme along with this year’s theme, ‘Beyond Reality’, which promises to fully immerse audiences in fantasy and vivid imagination.
Love, Simon is an amusing teen romcom that wins because of its gay protagonist, even if it is sickly sweet and sentimental at times.
Czech Republic’s annual queer film festival Mezipatra recently started a crowdfunding campaign on hithit.com to raise funds for a new LGBTQ community centre in Vršovice’s Patra bar and cafe, and needs your support!
OK, dear readers. I’m on my balcony drinking wine again, so naturally it’s time for more of that personal word vomit. So, this feels like an age ago now. Before I was influenced by Aronofsky, Polanski, Tarkovsky, and other directors whose surnames end in ‘ski’, I was teenager obsessed with V for Vendetta.