Come and visit us at the CENTRAL EUROPEAN CINEMA STAND No. 137 at Martin-Gropius-Bau and learn more about the current state of Czech cinema, new and upcoming films, or about co-production and shooting possibilities in the Czech Republic.
The team of the CZECH FILM FUND and its promotional divisions CZECH FILM CENTER and CZECH FILM COMMISSION will be ready to answer your questions. We are looking forward to meeting you!
Czech Films at Berlinale 2018
WHEN THE WAR COMES by Jan Gebert
(Czech Republic, Croatia 2018) PANORAMA DOKUMENTE
Peter lives a seemingly happy life. He drives a new white SUV, has a pretty girlfriend and recently enrolled at university. However, his real life is elsewhere – as the head of a paramilitary called “Slovenskí branci” that recruits hundreds of Slovak teenagers with the silent approval of the authorities. The group’s goal is simple - to create a model totalitarian community based on military drill, obedience and fear. Peter dreams that one day he will convince the entire society- as a big shot politician.
FEB 16 17:00 Cinestar 7 - WORLD PREMIERE FEB 17 22:30 Cinestar 7 FEB 18 15:00 Colosseum 1 FEB 23 17:30 Cubix 7
THE INTERPRETER by Martin Šulík
(Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria 2018) BERLINALE SPECIAL
80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realises his parents were executed by him. He sets out to take revenge but finds instead his 70-year-old son, Georg, a retired teacher. Georg who had avoided his father all his life, decides to find out more about him and offers Ali to be his interpreter. The two old men that everything opposes embark on a bittersweet journey to meet surviving witnesses of the wartime tragedy. They discover a country eager to forget its past. They realise their memories are fragments mixed with their imagination and interpretation. They connect in silence and manage to discover their own identity.
FEB 16 10:45 CinemaxX 4 - BUYERS ONLY FEB 18 17:00 CinemaxX 1 - BUYERS ONLY FEB 23 20:00 Kino International - WORLD PREMIERE FEB 25 18:00 Cubix 8
TOUCH ME NOT by Adina Pintilie
(Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, France 2018) COMPETITION
Tell me how you loved me, so I understand how to love. Together, a filmmaker and her characters venture into a personal research about intimacy. On the fluid border between reality and fiction, Touch Me No follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tomas and Christian, offering a deeply empathic insight into their lives. Craving for intimacy yet also deeply afraid of it, they work to overcome old patterns, defense mechanisms and taboos, to cut the cord and finally be free. Touch Me Not looks at how we can find intimacy in the most unexpected ways, at how to love another without losing ourselves.
FEB 17 08:50 Cinestar 5 - BUYERS ONLY FEB 20 11:15 CinemaxX 13 - BUYERS ONLY FEB 21 21:30 CinemaxX 7 & 9 - PRESS FEB 22 15:30 CinemaxX 7 & 9 - PRESS FEB 22 22:00 Berlinale Palast - WORLD PREMIERE FEB 23 12:00 Friedrichstadt-Palast FEB 24 18:00 Friedrichstadt-Palast FEB 25 22:30 Kino International
Czech Project at Berlinale Co-Production Market
After the success of their first feature, I, Olga Hepnarova, opening title of Panorama in 2016, the award-winning writer-director-producer team Petr Kazda and Tomaš Weinreb are now bracing for their new project to be introduced at the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
Nobody Likes Me by Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda (Czech Republic, France, Slovakia) BERLINALE CO-PRODUCTION MARKET
Sara (29) is a solitary woman, whose life changes when she falls in love with a gallant, unique man with a secret.
Czech Film Center at Berlinale 2018 - CENTRAL EUROPEAN CINEMA No. 137, MGB
- Festival Relations - Docs & Shorts
Czech Films at European Film Market 2018
BAREFOOT by Jan Svěrák
(Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Denmark 2017) - FEB 18 19:15 Cinestar 5 - EFM
EPIC COMPLEX by Jan Strejcovský (Czech Republic 2017) - FEB 18 14:15 Cinestar 4 - EFM
HARVIE & THE MAGIC MUSEUM by Martin Kotík, Inna Evlannikova (Czech Republic, Belgium, Russia 2017) - FEB 19 13:50 Cinestar 5 - EFM; FEB 20 17:40 Cinestar 5 - EFM
NINA by Juraj Lehotský
(Slovak Republic, Czech Republic 2017 - FEB 19 12:40 CinemaxX 16 - EFM
THE ASH LAD – IN THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING by Mikkel Brænne Sandemose
(Norway, Ireland, Czech Republic 2017) - FEB 18 17:15 MGB Cinema - EFM
CZECH FILM Magazine
The Spring issue of CZECH FILM magazine is already online and will be available in Berlin.