PRAGUE: A German production based on an adaptation of Lassie Come Home of the well-known English novel by Eric Knight is currently shooting in the Czech Šumava Mountains. Czech Mia film provides services for this project that registered for incentives at the Czech Film Fund.
PRAGUE: The first Swiss / Czech feature film coproduction ever Lost in Paradise / Ztraceni v ráji directed by Fiona Ziegler is shooting in Prague and Bern from 3 July to 8 August 2019. The film is a comedy road-movie about two worlds and two generations, and it follows a man born and raised in Switzerland, who decides to move to Prague, the city his father left in 1968.
PRAGUE: Two new episodes of the successful international miniseries Maria Theresa II are currently shooting on Czech locations. The director Robert Dornhelm and his crew are also presenting the project at the Karlovy Vary IFF, which runs through 6 June 2019.
PRAGUE: Ali Mosaffa, Iranian director, actor and producer, is completing the shooting on his feature Halves in Prague. The mystical drama based on real events tells the story of a middle-aged Iranian investigating his father´s communist past in contemporary Prague.
PRAGUE: Director Lenka Kny is in postproduction with her new Christmas film Closer to the Stars / Vánoce budou, co-written by Hana Cielová.
PRAGUE: Petr Zelenka is now shooting a feature film, the Czech/Slovak/Slovenian coproduction The Pilot / Modelář, after five years of working mostly on TV projects.
PRAGUE: The new EDISON creative film centre will start operating in Prague on 1 June. The EDISON Filmhub is an initiative of the distribution and exhibition company Film Europe.
PRAGUE: Producer/writer/director David Ondricek has started filming Zatopek, a biopic of the legendary Czech athlete Emil Zatopek, winner of four Olympic medals. The film was originally planned for production in 2015, but delayed until it could get financing in place.
PRAGUE: Bohdan Sláma, known mainly for his wry comedies, is trying his talent on a different genre this time, namely a period film. Shadow Land / Krajina ve stínu is based on historical events after 1939 in a Czech border region of extremely dramatic fate. To achieve an authentic period atmosphere, Sláma is shooting the film in black and white.
PLZEN: Winter Flies / Všechno bude by Olmo Omerzu will screen in the 32nd edition of the Finále Plzeň Film Festival. The most important Czech national film festival, presenting contemporary domestic audiovisual production, runs from 11 to 16 April 2019. Winter Flies won the Czech Lion for Best Film (and 5 more) and the Czech Critics´ Award for the best direction.
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