MFF Praha - Febiofest
Opening of the Echos of the Prague IFF - Febiofest starts the 1 April in České Budějovice. The first week in April festival opens in Hradec Králové, Plzeň DEP02015, Beroun and Jihlava.
Festival presents the hit of this year's edition Free Solo, the Oscar-winning documentary by US filmmakers Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. Febiofest has built on last year’s cooperation with the company Channels, which represents National Geographic CR, and is presenting the documentary free of charge.
Many pictures whose makers presented them in the Prague section of the festival are also travelling to the regions. The comedy drama A Faithful Man by the French actor and director Louis Garrel, is on the programme in České Budějovice. The director Marcus H. Rosenmüller came from Germany to introduce The Keeper, his biopic of famous footballer Bert Trautmann which starts the festival in Plzeň and tomorrow in Hradec Králové.
Festival presents also the programme for children and families with films Mirai, an animated adventure from Japan that was nominated for an Oscar this year, and Mia and the White Lion, which is set in South Africa and is about the unbreakable bond between a young girl and a rare white lion. Another popular film is the biopic Becoming Astrid about Astrid Lindgren, the Swedish author of children’s classics such as the Bullerby Children and Pippi Longstocking books.
The documentary Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist presents another impressive woman. Famous designer Vivienne Westwood helped create the punk movement and has been redefining British fashion for 40 years. In Plzen the spectators has only the possibility to see They Shall Not Grow Old, by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, is being screened are in for a rare treat. A unique documentary based on WWI footage that has been adapted using modern technology into a breathtaking mosaic.
In Beroun or Hradec Králové the festival presents the winning film in the New Europe competition, By a Sharp Knife by director Teodor Kuhn. The Slovak drama inspired by the real-life murder of a student by neo-Nazis has sparked a lively debate in Slovakia.
Meanwhile České Budějovice can savour the Culinary Cinema concept when, following a screening of Constructing Albert, guests will be treated to a four-course meal by master chef David Bartáček.
Festival take place the first week in April in the following cities:
České Budějovice 1. – 3. 4. Malá scéna DK Metropol
Hradec Králové 2. – 4. 4. CineStar
Plzeň 2. – 4. 4. Depo2015
Beroun 3. – 5. 4. Kino Beroun
Jihlava 5. – 7. 4. Kino Dukla