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Czech Films at Karlovy Vary IFF 2016

Festivals 2016-06-30

Six Czech films will compete this year in the festival's main sections. The Teacher by Jan Hřebejk and The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street by Jan Němec are in the main competition, The Noonday Witch by Jiří Sádek in East of the West and FC Roma by Tomáš Bojar and Rozálie Kohoutová and Normal Autistic Film by Miroslav Janek in Competition of Documentary films. Many other Czech films will be screened in the Horizons, Imagina, Czech Films 2015-2016 or Out of the Past sections.

Official Selection - Competition

The Teacher / Učitelka
SK, CZ 2016 | 102 min
dir. Jan Hřebejk

The principal of an elementary school calls a special parents meeting after it’s alleged that the seemingly empathetic and kindly-looking teacher Mrs. Drazděchová uses her students to manipulate their parents. Although this confidently-directed drama is set in the era of late Czechoslovak Normalization, the multifaceted study of pathological manipulation has universal applicability.

418 Mon 4 July 20:00 Grand Hall
5P1 Tue 5 July 10:00 Pupp Cinema
7K2 Thu 7 July 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema

Vlk z Královských Vinohrad / The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street
CZ, SK, FR 2016 | 68 min
dir. Jan Němec

“Our life zips by faster than our recollections of it,” stated Jan Němec (1936–2016), internationally celebrated Czech director. A true original, the hard-headed and hard-nosed rebel adapted his own quasi-autobiographical short stories into his final film to give us a dejected comedy, an unsentimental reminiscence, and a nonchalant settling of scores in punk regalia. Both the movie and its maker defy

216 Sat 2 July 17:00 Grand Hall
3P1 Sun 3 July 10:00 Pupp Cinema
5K1 Tue 5 July 9:00 Drahomíra Cinema

Documentary Films - Competition

FC Roma
CZ 2016 | 76 min
dir. Tomáš Bojar, Rozálie Kohoutová

Last season, when a new team, consisting primarily of Romany players, made it into the lowest Czech football league, most of their opponents decided to boycott them. Will the FC Roma teammates be able to
convince everyone that they’re not a bunch of ruffians from the fringes of society and that they just want to play football?

5C4 Tue 5 July 15:30 Čas Cinema
6K4 Wed 6 July 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema

Normální autistický film / Normal Autistic Film
CZ 2016 | 90 min
dir. Miroslav Janek

A foremost Czech documentarist with a unique authorial vision challenges us once and for all to stop perceiving autism as a medical diagnosis. Let’s take hold of the surrounding chaos and overload our
senses! In such a state one may understand autism as a fascinating way of thinking that’s often maddeningly difficult to decipher.

224 Sat 2 July 18:30 Small Hall
3K4 Sun 3 July 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema

East of the West - Competition

Houston, imamo problem! / Houston, We Have a Problem!
SI, HR, DE, CZ, QA 2016 | 88 min
dir. Žiga Virc

Tito, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Carter, and Clinton in a narrative docu-fiction about Yugoslavia’s hitherto secret space program, which aimed to put American astronauts on the Moon and thereby win the Cold War. Can eyewitnesses unravel the web of lies, dirty political games, and conspiracy theories?

6D6 Wed 6 July 16:00 Karlovy Vary Theatre
7L2 Thu 7 July 13:30 Lazne III Cinema

Polednice / The Noonday Witch
CZ 2016 | 90 min
dir. Jiří Sádek

Eliška moves back with her daughter Anetka to her husband’s native village. But something strange is going on and, as the temperature rises, Eliška becomes increasingly jittery. Fear is all-pervading
and spectres move freely between dream and reality. The Noonday Witch is both an atmospheric horror film and a psychological drama, deftly toying with the viewer’s senses.

4P3 Mon 4 July 16:00 Pupp Cinema
5L2 Tue 5 July 13:30 Lazne III Cinema


Czech films in non-competitive sections


Tordenskjold & Kold / Satisfaction 1720
DN, NO, CZ, SW 2016 | 98 min
dir. Henrik Ruben Genz


5 October
SK, CZ 2016 | 50 min
dir. Martin Kollár

Czech Films 2015-2016

Ani ve snu! / In Your Dreams!
CZ, SK, BG 2016 | 79 min
dir. Petr Oukropec

Eva Nová
SK, CZ 2015 | 106 min
dir. Marko Škop

Já, Mattoni – Vídeňské líbánky / I, Mattoni – Honeymoon in Vienna
CZ 2015 | 56 min
dir. Marek Najbrt

Já, Olga Hepnarová / I, Olga Hepnarova
CZ, SK, PL, FR 2016 | 105 min
dir. Petr Kazda, Tomáš Weinreb

Modré stíny / Blue Shadows
CZ 2016 | 278 min
dir. Viktor Tauš

Nikdy nejsme sami / We Are Never Alone
CZ, FR 2016 | 105 min
dir. Petr Václav

Odvaha / Courage
CZ 2016 | 70 min
dir. Pavel Štingl

Rodinný film / Family Film
CZ, DE, SI, FR, SK 2015 | 95 min
dir. Olmo Omerzu

Teorie tygra / Tiger Theory
CZ, SK 2016 | 102 min
dir. Radek Bajgar

V paprscích slunce / Under the Sun
RU, DE, CZ 2015 | 106 min
dir. Vitaly Mansky

Zkáza krásou / Doomed Beauty
CZ 2016 | 90 min
dir. Jakub Hejna, Helena Třeštíková

Ztraceni v Mnichově / Lost in Munich
CZ 2015 | 105 min
dir. Petr Zelenka

Out of the Past
Ikarie XB 1
CS 1963 | 82 min
dir. Jindřich Polák

Intimní osvětlení / Intimate Lighting
CS 1965 | 70 min
dir. Ivan Passer

Letos v září / This Year in September
CS 1963 | 85 min
dir. František Daniel

O slavnosti a hostech / The Party and the Guests
CS 1966 | 68 min
dir. Jan Němec

Takový je život / Such Is Life
CS 1929 | 71 min
dir. Carl Junghans

Prague Short Film Festival Presents

Lesapán / Leshy
CZ 2015 | 23 min
dir. Pavel Soukup

Seven Close Encounters

O něčem jiném / Another Way of Life
CS 1963 | 82 min
dir. Věra Chytilová

Romance pro křídlovku / Romance for the Bugle
CS 1966 | 86 min
dir. Otakar Vávra

Slnko v sieti / The Sun in a Net
CS 1962 | 90 min
dir. Štefan Uher

Special Events

CZ, UK, FR 2016 | 120 min
dir. Sean Ellis

Lucie: příběh jedný kapely / Lucie: The Story of a Rock Band
CZ 2016 | 88 min
dir. David Sís

Pustina / Wasteland
CZ 2016 | 120 min
dir. Alice Nellis, Ivan Zachariáš

Ucho / The Ear
CS 1970 | 91 min
dir. Karel Kachyňa

Last modified on 2016-06-30