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Last week we learned, via the National Film Archive (Czech Republic) that Janus Films (and the Criterion Collection) had just signed a new deal with plans to bring 30 classic Czech films to the Us.
From the announcement:
The National Film Archive has concluded an important contract with distribution company Janus Films which opens the road to expending knowledge of Czech classic films in all of North America.
Among the more than 30 Czech classic films available to American audiences for screening in cinemas and on DVD in the Us and Canada are titles such as The Cremator, Marketa Lazarová, All My Good Countrymen, Three Nuts for Cinderella. It’s made possible thanks to a new contract signed by National Film Archive director Michal Bregant and distribution company Janus Films.
Michal Bregant offered a comment: “We have signed the contract symbolically this week in Bologna at the festival Il cinema ritrovato, which »
- Ryan Gallagher
“The Devil’s Mistress”
Presented by the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles, Czech That Film festival (Ctf) in Los Angeles is now in its 6th edition and is bringing an exciting mix of films to the city this spring, and will be followed by a new traveling film series.
15 venues across North America will screen a wide selection of critically acclaimed films from poignant dramas to unique animation as part this year’s Czech That Film.
Pavol Šepeľák, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Los Angeles explained, “C.S. Lewis said that art is something of a “window” into worlds unseen. The films that you will see during this edition of the festival are exactly that: “windows” to times and places that are out of reach, yet so significant for better understanding our daily lives. We would like to thank and honor the talented Czech directors »
- Carlos Aguilar
The sixth edition of the Czech That Film Festival opens Friday with Karlovy Vary fest winner “The Teacher” unspooling at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center. The screening will be preceded by a reception to kick off the 15-city traveling festival, which will visit New York; San Francisco; Seattle; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Dallas and Austin, Texas; Little Rock, Ark.; Toronto; Denver; Portland, Ore.; Minneapolis; Salt Lake City; and Atlanta. The fest runs March 23-April 17.
Zuzana Maurery took the lead actress prize for “The Teacher” at Karlovy Vary last year.
A selection of critically acclaimed Czech films will unspool during the festival, including Milos Forman’s “Fireman’s Ball,” Ivan Passer’s “Intimate Lighting” and Filip Renc’s “Devil’s Mistress.” Also playing will be stop-motion animated feature “Little From the Fish Shop,” a retelling of the “Little Mermaid.”
The films will be accompanied by Czech talent including Passer, Renc and Radek Bajgar. »
- Shalini Dore
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