With both eyes and a mind that are wide open, the festival looks at the history of cinema as well as the here and now as it gathers together the creative explorations of a wide range of talented and brave directors. Some have been erroneously overlooked, while others have become golden classics of cinema.
This year’s research is focused on a remarkable film movement of the 20th century – the Czechoslovak New Wave. These films sparkle with wit, creatively reveal ridiculousness to the bone, present the terrible and miserable that takes place at all levels of power, and masterfully highlight the constant surge of thoughts and feelings we experience and the multilayered meaning of everything around us. The restored film classics are complemented by a documentary on the most internationally renowned Czech film director.