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Film is Great

Lucerna Cinema, Vodičkova 36, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00
Provided by: Film Europe, s. r. o.

  • Festival
  • film


  • Mon 10. 6. 2019 – Sun 16. 6. 2019

The first edition of the festival dedicated to British cinematography.

During the festival, 16 films will be projected at different venues in Prague. They were either produced in the United Kingdom, directed by British directors, played by British actors or they tell British stories. All of them highlight the diversity of British cinematography as well as its topics – from Shakespeare’s or Bronte’s adaptations to Scottish music rave scene.

The festival will kick off by Brian Welsh‘ BEATS which presents an authentic story about growing up in the time of British freeparty scene’s beginning. Another première will be The Keeper which reveal the story of the legendary football player Bernd Trautmand who successed in the United KIngdom after WWII despite of his German origin.  SPITFIRE is a document about plane that change the course of world history, told in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans. The Bookshop will take you on a journey to a small British town at the end of the 1950’s where a widow (Emily Mortimer) try to open a bookshop selling titles such as Lolita or Fahrenheit 451. Daphne is a story about a beautiful talented chef who is not able to develop a long-time relationship and tend to solve it by drinking. Andrea Arnold’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights will be released too.

Further on, the programme includes following films: PRIDE ( 2014, director: Matthew Warchus), MACBETH (2015, director: Justin Kurzel), Me, DANIEL BLAKE (2017, director: Ken Loach), HIGH LIFE (2018, director: Claire Denis), YOU WERE NEVER REALLY (2017, director: Lynne Ramsey), THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (2017, director: Yorgos Lanthimos), THE PERVERT'S GUIDE TO IDEOLOGY (2012, director: Sophie Fiennes), JIMMY‘S HALL (2014, director: Ken Loach), DESSERT FLOWER (2009, director: Sherry Hormann) and PERFECT SENSE (2011, director: David Mackenzie).

The festival commemorates the 100th anniversary of the British Embassy in Prague.

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