Past films 2014

VELVET TERRORISTS

This seriocomic documentary focuses on three men who performed romantic acts of guerrilla resistance under Normalization.

THE CONFIDANT

This paranoid historical thriller is based on a true story. It is about a ham radio buff in the tumultuous late 1960s whose talents came to the attention of the secret police StB).

HONEYMOON

It should have been the best day of her life, but then a strange guest with a stranger claim entered the marriage merriment.

THE BOXER AND DEATH

In a Nazi concentration camp, an escapee awaiting execution is spared when the commandant, a former prize-fighter, discovers the prisoner has amateur boxing ability. 

THE LYRICIST

 Examines the life and work of historian Jan Mlynarik (1933 - 2012) that was closely intertwined with controversial events within the historical development of former Czechoslovakia.

THE GODFATHER'S STORY

Film based on Jaroslav Kmenta’s bestseller Godfather Mrazek. It relates the rise and fall of real-life mafioso František Mrázek.

CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS

This sweet, bawdy, tragicomic delight concerns a train dispatcher at a small railway station in German-occupied Czechoslovakia during WW II.

BURNING BUSH

Focuses on the personal sacrifice of a student, Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in January 1969 in protest against Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia.

CANDIDATE

A political comedy-thriller, tells “a real story that never happened.”, a cynical analysis of the society which lets itself be manipulated by the rich and the powerful.

DELIGHT

The film's main theme is obsession. An obsession with love, with art, originality, copying, with success, money and... with oneself. 

BEFORE TONIGHT IS OVER

One night,  two young women, two plumbers  a building contractor

and a former major all meet and reveal their unfulfilled dreams, illusions and the disappointments of average people of those times.

TO SEE THE SEA

The charming directorial debut of Jiří Mádl claims instead to be the work of his film’s protagonist, 12 year old Tomáš. In fact, the whole film is presented as if it really were shot and edited by Tomáš.

LIKE NEVER BEFORE

In Zdeněk Tyc’s compelling chamber drama, the end of summer also spells the end of a life.

BIRDS, ORPHANS AND FOOLS

Three adolescent war orphans seclude themselves in an anarchic and playful existence of denial and juvenile joy.

ALICE

Jan Švankmajer’s brilliant first feature is a free interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. 

CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE

A 1996 film by Jan Švankmajer is an absorbing story of six obsessive sexual fetishists satisfying their urges through the most elaborate of means.

NORMALIZATION

This documentary tragedy explores the shocking behind-the-scenes events of the longest running case in the history of the Czechoslovak judiciary that began in 1976. 

SHORT FILMS 

 

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