Czech Films at Karlovy Vary IFF 2016

    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 30-06-2016