MFF Praha - Febiofest
The selection of the Prague IFF – Febiofest film programme includes titles from the most famous film festival: in Cannes.
French actress Luàna Bajrami, known for her role in the romantic drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire, will arrive in person to present her debut as a director The Hill Where Lionesses Roar. This gritty and tender tale of a journey of self-discovery told from a women’s perspective premiered in Cannes this June.
Last year, the French festival was cancelled by the pandemic. A selection of films can boast a “Cannes label” instead. Among them, the carefully built psychological drama Slalom explores a relationship of a promising young athlete and her coach; Souad – a dramatic story of two Egyptian sisters whose lives get disrupted by their social media relationships; or A Good Man, an intimate drama meticulously handling the sensitive subject of trans* parenting, starring Noémie Merlant, another star of the Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Another film honoured with the Cannes Label was Another Round, winner of both the Academy and European Film Awards, which will be screened as a part of a profile of the cameraman and guest to the festival Sturla Brandth Grøvlen.
Hirokazu Kore-eda, Japanese master of humanism, compassion and understanding, has also celebrated great successes at Cannes with his films Like Father, Like Son, Air Doll, Nobody Knows, and, above all, Shoplifters, which won him the prestigious Palme d’Or in 2018. All of the aforementioned pictures are presented in the Hirokazu Kore-eda: Profile section.