Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has joined We Are One: A Global Film Festival, which will feature over 100 films co-curated by 21 prolific festivals, hailing from 35 countries, in addition to master classes, VR content and musical performances over a 10-day digital event starting May 29.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to screen films across 96 Czech cinemas this year
The recently cancelled Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has organised the quarantine-friendly alternative KVIFF at Your Cinema film event which will see 16 films screen in 96 cinemas across the Czech Republic from July 3 – 11.
Watch David Lynch’s new short film ‘Fire (Pozar)’ on YouTube for free
Despite these being strange times, you’ve got to admire the hard work of creative geniuses like David Lynch that are putting their solitude to good use.
Da 5 Bloods trailer – the new Spike Lee will hit Netflix in June
BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee has just shared the first teaser trailer footage for his new film Da 5 Bloods, which will surely brighten up your quarantine as it’s going to Netflix!
Edison Filmhub launches online VoD platform ‘EdisONLINE’
Those who come to my Movie Barf Monday nights (or did when people still had a social life) will already be familiar with the gorgeous Edison Filmhub and cafe, and their quality selection of contemporary European festival films and classics. The current quarantine restrictions were the perfect excuse for the filmhub to launch EdisONLINE – the first Czech-Slovak film festival VoD service for only 155CZK, the price of a single cinema ticket.
Drive-in cinemas return to Prague for the first time in 20 years
Drive-in cinemas are back in the Czech capital for the first time in 20 years! Perhaps this is one of the better things to arise out of quarantine? Enjoy the cinema experience from the safety of your own car. Don’t have one? Might be time to invest!
Howl’s Moving Castle and even more Studio Ghibli added to Netflix
Bored in quarantine? Never fear! The final block of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films have now been added to Netflix CZ on April 1st. Classics like Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo and many more will join a host of other films already available to stream on the service.
10 underrated films to watch during quarantine
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?
10 films to stream this International Women’s Day
Although far from perfect, the representation of women in film has somewhat improved in recent years. From Rosamund Pike’s ‘Marla’ in I Care A Lot to Olivia Colman’s ‘Queen Ann’ in The Favourite, women are finally being put front and centre and receiving more opportunities to play characters outside of the usual tropes and stereotypes seen in your typical Hollywood film. Give these films a watch this International Women’s Day, and think about some other ways that you could participate meaningfully. Happy viewing!
Under the Shadow review – genuinely terrifying Iranian horror
A genuine fright fest that like all good modern horrors, relies more on atmosphere than cheap jump scares. With the turbulent backdrop of the Iran-Iraq war and an extremely unnerving folk tale mixed in, Under the Shadow is more than worth your time.