MFF Praha - Febiofest
As in the past, this year’s programme is not lacking in films that have been acclaimed at prominent festivals around the world as well as long-awaited new Czech and foreign works, and noteworthy film endeavours.
Over the course of seven days – until 4 May – Febiofest will present more than 90 films in its competition and non-competition sections, including the new section Ukraine: Center of Europe. The 29th Prague IFF – Febiofest will open with the screening of the comedy The Duke, the latest film directed by Roger Michell (whose other works include the popular romantic comedy Notting Hill). Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren excel in the lead roles of this energy-filled story filmed according to true events in the best traditions of British comedy. The festival ends on Wednesday, 4 May, with the French film From Africa with Love, a parodic take on spy thrillers directed by Nicolas Bedos, which brings back to life secret agent OSS 117 as portrayed by Jean Dujardin. To purchase tickets in advance, go to Tickets - Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest.
From 21 to 28 April, an information booth and cash desk will be open in the atrium from noon to 7 pm.
There is also a chill-out zone with the following opening hours:
29 and 30 April, from 11.00 am to 8 pm
1 to 4 May, from noon to 8 pm
Some of the festival sections, masterclasses, and other accompanying events will also be hosted at Kino Pilotů in Prague-Vršovice, Ponrepo in Prague 1, the Edison Filmhub, which is housed in the renovated original functionalist space of the Edison Transformer Station near the Jindřišská Tower, and the H55 Leisure Time Centre in Prague-Hloubětín.
From 29 April to 1 May, the VR Cinema section, featuring 11 noteworthy virtual reality projects, will find a home at Café Vzlet in Prague-Vršovice. The Industry Section is housed at the Hybernská Campus, a centre for culture, innovation, science, and education.