Although things are looking a bit dire in the film industry lately, there’s still hope! Many Prague-based film festivals are adapting and moving online this season and the Mezipatra Queer Film Festival, now in its 21st year, is no exception. The festival will retain its youthful, colourful and carefree spirit despite the circumstances, and will kick off on November 5th with a live broadcast on streaming service Moje Kino, where you can watch a number of award-winning LGBTQ films until November 12th.
Prague-based filmmaker Gem Deger’s debut feature film Playdurizm recently dropped its first trailer so I sat down with the young filmmaker to talk about making writingk, directing and starring in his own film, watching David Cronenberg as a child and his obsession with neon lighting.
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.
New teen movie Love, Simon has met with praise all around the world for putting a gay character at the centre of its narrative, and will hit Czech cinemas early June.
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.