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Febiofest is heading to the regions

Following the very successful Prague part of the festival, Febiofest is heading to the regions and makes its first stop on 26th March in České Budějovice. The next day a showcase of selected Prague IFF – Febiofest films will begin in Hradec Králové, while...

Leos Carax master class: Bluff and shoot

The Ponrepo cinema was packed for a debate with Leos Carax. The French director of unorthodox films such as Mauvais Sang, Les Amants du Pont-Neuf and Holy Motors answered questions from the audience, Tomáš Pivoda and Prague IFF – Febiofest...

Neptune: A lie based on reality

The new Czech film Neptune by director Adéla Babanová recounts an absurd case from the 1960s, making it an even more absurd story thanks to a combination of archive footage and fictional scenes. In 1964 the StB Communist secret police staged the...

Closing ceremony of the festival

Two Kristián awards were presented at the festival’s closing ceremony. The first was received by a French director with a distinctive style, Leos Carax, whose three most important films were screened during this year’s Febiofest. The second recipient of the festival’s...

Looping: Psych ward love

“It began with the character of Leila. I had somebody similar in one of my shorts and I moved her along further here. On top of that I was involved in intense relationships with two women at the time. It didn’t last long, but it was beautiful....

Custody triumphs in New Europe competition

The jury in the New Europe competition section, headed by Marta Kubišová, has selected Custody by French director Xavier Legrand as Best Film. Xavier Legrand’s picture tells the story of Julien, who ends up in alternating custody following his parents’ divorce....

Holy Motors: The limousine as bubble

Leos Carax, the enfant terrible of French film, appeared in front of Prague IFF – Febiofest viewers for the first time following a screening of Holy Motors. The director told the audience that he enjoys employing the music he loves in his...

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