Czech films

Word premiere of Czech films are again well-represented at this year’s Febiofest: Into the wind by Sofie Šustková, Neptune by Adéla Babanová or documentary by Jan Strejcovský Complex Epic.

Receiving its world premiere at the festival will be Sofie Šustková’s drama Into the Wind, starring Vladimír Polívka, Jenovéfa Boková and Matyáš Řezníček. The film is a generational portrait, the story of an unusual love triangle played out on a yacht sailing around the Greek islands.

Also premiering is Neptune, a film by Adéla Babanová based on real events in 1964, when the StB first used TV broadcasting in a fake campaign against West Germany. The Czechoslovak secret police hid a box of purported secret Nazi documents in a lake, where they were discovered by divers with a camera…

Complex Epic, a documentary by Jan Strejcovský about Alphonse Mucha’s Slav Epic on tour in Japan, will also receive its world premiere. The director explores contradictory perceptions of Mucha’s legacy sparked by the cycle of 20 large-format paintings when it is on the move.

Viewers can look forward to, for instance, The Interpreter, starring Jiří Menzel and Peter Simonischek and directed by Martin Šulík, and the nature documentary Wilder than wilderness by Marián Polák too. There is also great anticipation for The Arc of Lights & Shadows, a documentary by Jan Svatoš about the US filmmakers Martin and Osa Johnson.