Although far from perfect, the representation of women in film has improved in recent years. From Alex Garland’s female led sci-fi Annihilation to Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, there are a lot of relatively recent films to remind you that women in film are here, and they’re here to stay. You should probably listen to what they have to say! The following are all (currently) available to stream in the Czech Republic. Get to it.
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.