Although far from perfect, the representation of women in film has improved in recent years. From Rosamund Pike’s ‘Marla’ in I Care A Lot to Olivia Colman’s ‘Queen Ann’ in The Favourite, the below list is a mix of recent titles that more than demonstrate that remarkable and inspiring women can now be found everywhere in film, and you should not only listen to what they have to say but give them a round of applause this International Women’s Day. Majority of us are also still in lockdown, so you have no excuse! Happy watching!
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a refreshing (force free) entry in the Star Wars universe. An entertaining origin story that pays homage to the original character but also stands firmly on its own.
Prague’s Kino Svetozor will now hold an English friendly movie night every Tuesday at 20:45.
Spielberg returns to sci-fi with a movie he was born to make. Ready Player One is a fun outing into nostalgia nirvana even if it fails to fully bring the source material’s characters right off the page.
Festival darling Beach Rats is a coming-of-age story that is sometimes dreary but often elevated by a superb performance by Harris Dickinson.
Prague Studios is one of the largest film and television production studios in the Czech Republic and sees a multitude of local and international talent pass through its doors on a day to day basis. I recently took a tour to get a feel for the place, and was treated to some surprising titbits about the complex’s intriguing history.
The Oscar winning film lives up to the hype and treats to an engaging romance that never falls victim to cliche. A well directed drama with a superb performance by newcomer Timothée Chalamet.
The Prague International Film Festival aka Febiofest will celebrate a landmark 25 years this year with a class selection of new films, as well as some golden oldies. In addition to the festival’s epic programme, there will also be workshops, masterclasses and a host of other noteworthy events. Tickets and passes are now on sale.
Screened on opening night of the Future Gate Sci-fi Film Festival, How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a hilarious and delightfully playful interpretation of Neil Gaiman’s punk inspired short story and destined for cult classic greatness.
The Shape of Water is a gothic fairy tale full of originality and heart. Charming and truly captivating from start to finish, not to mention a visual feat that only Guillermo Del Toro could pull off.