Off the Mainstream: A New (New) Czech Wave? / festival de film nou cehesc / VI 21.10 – DU 23.10 / Muzeul Taranului Roman

Studioul Horia Bernea – Noul Cinematograf al Regizorului Roman / Strada Monetariei nr. 3

Cinematografia ceheasca de larg consum, ce isi incepuse ascensiunea spre afirmare inca din anii 90, este la momentul de fata bine fondata. Functioneaza si aduce publicul in salile de cinema.

Intr-adevar, de aceasta data, suntem martorii a ceva diferit, s-ar putea spune ca e gata si “cireasa de pe tort”… filme independente, originale, inspirate si inspirante. Sunt semne ca ceva nou e pe cale sa apara in cinematografia ceha. Sa fie un fenomen, un val cum este numit in lumea cinematografica? Opiniile pro par destul de intemeiate si credibile: aceste noi filme cehesti s-au reintors pe scena festivalurilor internationale, in timp ce mainstreamul ramane inca accesibil celor ce prefera sa stea in fata televizorului…

Rene Kubasek, Director, Czech Centre Bucharest
Mircea Dan Duta, Director, ICR Prague

PROGRAM:

vineri, 21 octombrie
19h00
Gala de Deschidere
80 Letters / regia: Vaclav Kadrnka
(proiectie speciala pentru prietenii Centrului Ceh / in prezenta regizorului)
* intrarea este libera

sambata, 22 octombrie
17h00
Landscape of Destiny / regia: Pavel Kolaja
19h00
Sentiment / regia: Tomas Hejtmanek
(in prezenta regizorului)
21h00
Nothing Against Nothing / regia: Petr Marek

duminica, 23 octombrie
15hoo
Prezentare despre cinematografia ceheasca dupa 199o
17h00

Nothing Against Nothing / regia: Petr Marek
19h00
Sister / regia: Vit Pancir
21h00
Baba / regia: Zuzana Spidlova
Second Act / regia: Olmo Omerzu

+ O excursie audiovizuala prin mainstreamul cinematografic ceh dupa 1990 sau ON THE MAINSTREAM / DU 23 octombrie / 15h00 / Clubul Taranului Roman
Prezentarea este sustinuta de Mircea Dan Duta, director ICR Praga si expert in cinematografia ceha


80 Letters (80 dopisu)
Vaclav Kadrnka / 75 min. / 2011
trailer aici

Vizionare speciala pentru prietenii Centrului Ceh / intrare libera

Excelentul debut in lung metraj al lui Vaclav Kadrnka, a facut o foarte buna impresie la Berlinala din acest an si a fost prezent la multe dintre cele mai importante festivaluri. Pornind de la o baza autobiografica – amintirile regizorului si schimbul de scrisori dintre parintii lui – actiunea are loc in Cehoslovacia in anul 1987. Documenteaza  eforturile fiului si ale mamei de a se alatura sotului ce emigrase in Londra, o familie ai carei membrii sunt uniti in ciuda distantei fizice.


Landscape of Destiny (Krajina osudu)
Pavel Kolaja / 60 min. / 2009

Documentar dedicat lui Ivan Vyskocil – autor ceh, actor, pedagog si psiholog, reprezentand o  marturie originala si un portret unic. Acest exceptional poem vizual, filmat pe parcursul a catorva ani, reuseste sa scoata la iveala atitudinea creativa in raport cu viata a lui Ivan Vyskocil. Un omagiu adus  veseliei, originalitatii si spiritului liber al acestuia.


Sentiment
Tomas Hejtmanek / 72 min. / 2003
trailer aici

Un eseu cinematografic inspirat de relatia apropiata a regizorului filmului, Tomas Hejtmanek, cu o alta legenda a cinematografiei cehe, Frantisek Vlacil. Sentiment este o fuziune intre reminiscenta, film de lung-metraj si documentar. Nu biografie sau portret, ci o autobiografie prin intermediul unui interviu, o continuare a confesiunii originale, un tribut adus gandirii, sentimentului si procesului creativ.


Nothing Against Nothing (Nic proti nicemu)
Petr Marek / 96 min. / 2001
trailer aici

O comedie ironica despre toleranta fara limite a generatiei curente a celor de 30 de ani. Un tanar cuplu ajunge incognito la o  intalnire a unei organizatii non-profit pentru promovarea adoptiei in societate. Situatia scapa de sub control, fortandu-i pe toti sa improvizeze si sa adopte roluri care nu le corespund. Fie ca e vorba de acela de leader, femeie fatala, rebel, un fals pedofil, fiecare dintre personaje isi va scoate la iveala motivatia secreta, dand astfel nastere la si mai multe situatii comice sau bizare.


Sister (Sestra)
Vit Pancir / 65 min. / 2008

Un poem vizual dupa romanul unui autor ceh de top, Jachym Topol. Eroul, Potok, este un designer in jurul varstei de 30 de ani ce lucreaza pentru o companie de teatru independent si in acelasi timp este in cautarea unui partener romantic. Eroul e nemultumit de viata si de munca lui si ajunsese sa priveasca totul cu plictiseala si dezgust. Perspectivele se schimba putin odata ce o intalneste pe Cerna, o femeie frumoasa, fata de care simte atractie fizica si intelectuala. Potok si Cerna decid sa abandoneze viata in oras pentru un trai mai pastoral, dar se trezesc inconurati de oameni care par sa nu ii inteleaga.


Baba
Zuzana Spidlova / 21 min. / 2008
trailer aici

O tanara se vede obligata sa aiba grija de bunica ei care este pe moarte. „Mama nu m-a intrebat niciodata, doar a adus-o pe bunica acasa. Acum traieste in mijlocul camerei si eu sunt cea care trebuie sa auba grija de ea. Tot timpul.“ Votat cel mai bun film in cadrul sectiunii Cinefoundation in timpul celei de-a 62-a editii a festivalului de film de la Cannes.


Second Act
Olmo Omerzu / 43 min. / 2008

Cilie si prietenul ei Martin, traducator egoist si nemultumit, sunt personajele principale ale acestei povesti de dragoste despre treptata, dar inevitabila pierdere a idealurilor. Pe fundalul monotoniei zilnice si a incapacitatii personajului Martin de a-si termina traducerea se desfasoara povestea unei luni de miere luata prea tarziu. Povestea incepe in Praga si se termina in Trieste.

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Off the Mainstream: A New (New) Czech Wave? /// New Czech Film Festival
FR 21.10 – SU 23.10 / Muzeul Taranului Roman

The Czech mainstream cinema, growing stronger since the ninetees, is well established now. It exists, and brings the Czechs inside the cinema halls.
Yet, this time it looks like we are witnessing something else, sort of a cream on this mainstream cake… New, fresh, author driven, independent and inspiring films. Indeed, there are signs that show us that something is on the way in the Czech cinema. Is it a phenomenon, a „Wave“ as they like to say in the movie world? The pro’s seem quite solid, credible and trustworthy: these new Czech movies are back on the international film festivals, while the mainstream stays with the TV viewers…

80 Letters ( 80 Dopisů) / director: Vaclav Kadrnka / 75 min. /2011
Special screening for friends of the Czech Centre/ admission free

80 Letters, the excellent feature-film debut of Václav Kadrnka, left a very positive impression at this year’s Berlinale, and it’s been present since then to all major festivals. Autobiographically based, the source of the film are the memories of the director and the surviving correspondence between his parents. The story takes place in Czechoslovakia in 1987 –  after the father has defected to England and the mother and her son are trying to leave the country to reunite with him. Husband, wife, child – even at a distance they are still together.

Landscape of Destiny (Krajina Osudu) / director: Pavel Kolaja / 60 min. / 2009

Documentary by Pavel Kolaja dedicated to Ivan Vyskočil – author, actor, pedagog and psychologist, is his original testimony about the essence of dialogical proceedings, and at the same time his portrait. This exceptional visual poem, shot during the course of several years, managed to reveal the source of his general creative attitude to life. The creators managed to capture his cheerfulness, inventiveness and free-mindedness.

Sentiment / director: Tomas Hejtmanek / 72 min. / 2003
trailer

A film essay inspired by the intimate relationship of Tomáš Hejtmánek with the director František Vláčil, a legend of the Czech cinematography. Sentiment is a fusion of reminiscence, feature film and a documentary. It is also a multiple citation honoring thinking, feeling and the creative process. No biography or a profile, but an autobiography through an interview, a continuation of the original confession.

Nothing Against Nothing (Nic Proti Nicemu) / director: Petr Marek / 96 min. / 2001
trailer

An ironic comedy about the boundless tolerance of the current thirty-something generation. A young couple arrive incognito at the foundation meeting of a non-profit organizaion for people who were adopted in childhood, aimed at the promotion of adoption in society as a whole. The situation gets out of hand, forcing everyone to improvise and to take on roles they are ill-fitted to adopt. Whether these are the roles of self-proclaimed leader, femme fatale, rebel, ingénue, or soul-searching paedophile, prompted by a specific and centrifugal sense of drama, each reveals their motivation and their secret, thus unleashing further bizarre and comical situations.

Sister ( Sestra) / director: Vit Pancir /65 min. / 2008

An artist seeks both romantic and creative companionship in this drama adapted from the novel by Jachym Topol. The hero is a designer in his early thirties who works for an independent drama company. Potok is dissatisfied with his work and his life, and has come to view almost everything around him with a sense of ennui and disgust, but his view of the world around him becomes less bleak when he meets Cerna,  a beautiful woman with whom he feels an emotional and intellectual connection. Potok and Cerna decide to abandon life in the city for a more pastoral lifestyle, but they find themselves surrounded by people who don’t understand their creative outlook and make little secret of their dislike of the new couple.

Baba / director: Zuzana Spidlova / 21 min. / 2008
trailer

A young woman forced to care for her dying grandmother. “Mom never asked me, she just brought granny home. Now she lies in the middle of my room and I have to take care of her. All the time.” Voted best film in Cinefoundation section during 62nd Cannes Film festival.

Second Act / director: Olmo Omerzu / 43 min. / 2008

Cilie and her boyfriend Martin, an egoist and unfulfilled translator, are the main characters of this love story about slow yet steady loss of ideals. On the background of everyday life’s monotony and Martin’s inability to finish his translations unfolds a story of belated honeymoon trip taken too late. The story starts in Prague and ends in Trieste.

ARTMAP

Today at 18:00, AFF 2017 → Sun. 22/10, Sibiu
Today at 19:00, The Power of Storytelling: The Festival → Sun. 22/10, Bucharest
Tmrw at 18:30, Workshop de Stencil → Wed. 18/10, +
Tmrw at 19:00, Kodak 1914. O cameră călătoare – Radu IgazsagTmrw at 22:00, Bucharest
Tmrw at 19:00, Rezistenta sau impotenta? Ghidul activistului obosit.Tmrw at 22:00, Bucharest
Wed. 18/10, Getting started with podcasting, Bucharest
Wed. 18/10, Săptămâna Filmului Coreean → Fri. 20/10, Bucharest
Wed. 18/10, Proiecție "Frida, Naturaleza Viva" → Wed. 18/10, Bucharest
Wed. 18/10, Dracula Film Festival, ediția a V-a → Sun. 22/10, Brasov
Wed. 18/10, Seară de Film: Geography Club – CampusPride București → Wed. 18/10, Bucharest
Thu. 19/10, Documenting our everyday lives with a cell phone → Thu. 19/10, Bucharest
Thu. 19/10, Spații Vii #abstract → Thu. 19/10, Bucharest
Thu. 19/10, Jozef Van Wissem live in Control → Thu. 19/10, Bucharest
Thu. 19/10, Orkid live @Underworld → Fri. 20/10, Bucharest
Tue. 24/10, Istoria filmului european în GIF-uri → Thu. 26/10, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Made in CZ / Found in RO → Fri. 03/11, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Festival de Film Rus 2017 → Sun. 29/10, Bucharest
Thu. 26/10, Psycho (r. Iris Spiridon) / 26 oct → Thu. 26/10, Bucharest
Wed. 01/11, UrbanEye Film Festival 2017 → Sun. 05/11, Bucharest
Thu. 09/11, Róbert Köteles Solo Show → Sun. 14/01, Bucharest
Thu. 16/11, Chrysta Bell live in Control → Thu. 16/11, Bucharest
Fri. 17/11, ArchiTECHture Conference&Expo 17 noiembrie → Fri. 17/11, Cluj-Napoca
Sat. 25/11, Black Lips live in Control → Sat. 25/11, Bucharest

You can still see

Fri. 04/08, Cinema în aer liber la OCC → Sun. 29/10, Bucharest
Mon. 25/09, LdaVi Call for VR Worldbuilding Lab → Tue. 05/12, Bucharest
Sat. 30/09, Dorian – spectacol de dans contemporan → Mon. 23/10, Bucharest
Fri. 06/10, Petanqfuck → Fri. 17/11, Cluj-Napoca