Festival of Czech film to open in Moscow next week

Festival of Czech film to open in Moscow next week
Photographer Jan Saudek, the subject of the film Photographer (2015, dir. Irena Pavlásková) to be screened at Czech In (Image: David Sedlecký under a CC licence)

4 September 2015

Czech In, a festival of new Czech film, is set to open on 9 September in Moscow.

The festival will take place at the Centre of Documentary Cinema in Moscow, and will showcase four films in their original Czech-language versions with Russian subtitles.

The four films screened will be the retrospective biography of renowned Czech photographer Jan Saudek Photographer (2015, dir. Irena Pavlásková), a drama about the attraction of opposites Us 2 (2014, dir. Slobodanka Radun), the story of a clumsy official Wisdom Teeth (2014, dir. Jiří Strach) and a comedy about family mysteries Red (2014, dir. Ondřej Sokol).

“All the films at this year’s festival [...] are reminiscent of illustrations from an old favourite book: carefully traced details are immersed in an atmosphere of magic, allowing the audience to plunge into the unique world that is Czech film,” read a statement from the organisers, art association CoolConnections.

Actor and director Jiří Strach will be a special guest at the festival.

Czech In will run in Moscow from 9 to 13 September. The films will also be screened in St Petersburg from 11 to 14 September, Yekaterinburg from 13 to 16 September and Nizhny Novgorod from 6 to 9 October.