Bored of the quarantine yet? I am too. Home office seems like a great idea in theory... but when you factor in children, a lot of work (or lack of work) and more, you need a bit of an escape. Here are ten films to (hopefully) get you through covid-19. BUT, before you get watching, can I make a suggestion?
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.
Horse Girl is a lively exploration of one girl's madness and frustration. What starts off as a quirky indie comedy that we've seen a hundred times before soon turns into a wonderfully unique representation of mental health that's both heartfelt and hypnotic. And Brie is fantastic.
The first trailer for new animated anthology series Love, Death + Robots is a sensory overload of epic proportion, and I mean that in the best possible way.
Velvet Buzzsaw is the most peculiar film I have seen so far this year. It feels dated, predictable, tacky and occasionally trashy. In hindsight though, maybe it wasn't trashy enough? It feels like a satire on the art community, albeit one that we've heard too many times before, but never actually plays up the horror enough to take into trash cinema territory.
Alfonso Cuarón's award-winning new film Roma will screen in Prague's Kino Aero along with some of the director's most noteworthy titles.
Synth gurus Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein will perform their Stranger Things soundtrack live at the Film Music Prague festival next February.