29th Prague IFF: Day Four

2. 5. 2022, 08:00
MFF Praha - Febiofest

This year's Prague IFF has entered its second half and all its venues are buzzing with activity. At the Art Nouveau Palace Hotel, members of the audience jury gathered to elect this year's winners in the Comedy Competition of the 29th Prague IFF. At the festival center at Cinema City Slovanský Dům, Irish director and editor and Main Competition juror Emer Reynolds was the guest of a special screening of her The Farthest. A huge audience gathered for a screening of The Duke comedy with an introduction by and a Q&A with producer Nicky Bentham. Producer Tomáš Srovnal and prominent Czech film sound designer Jiří Klenka introduced a co-production film called Miracle which they had both collaborated on.

Kino Ponrepo hosted a new section called Ukraine: The Center of Europe. An expert introduction by scientist Larysa Naumova set the stage for the screening of a 1968 poetic film The Stone Cross which is a Ukrainian film classic about the life of highlanders in the Carpathians in the 1800s.

Vzlet Café offered the climax of the weekend VR Cinema program which was introduced last year and following its success, expanded into a broader concept. From Friday to Sunday, the section offered hour-long slots with 11 remarkable interactive projects previously presented at international festivals such as Venice, Sundance and Tribecca.

This year's 29th Prague IFF welcomed film professionals from around the world. Some took a May Day stroll through Prague. One of them – prominent British producer David Kelly – met with director Václav Marhoul.

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