FNE has teamed up with FIPRESCI critics attending the Cannes Film Festival to rate the films in the Main Competition, Un Certain Regard, Directors' Fortnight and Critics Week, giving the films 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. 5 is the best and 1 is the worst. The ratings give an overview of critics’ opinions from a large number of countries and provide insights into what critics in many different countries think about the programme. FNE will be publishing updates each day from today until the end of the festival.
This year in honour of the screening of Miloš Forman’s Loves of a Blonde in Cannes Classics the Czech National Film Archives have teamed up with FNE to offer the first five participating critics a gift of a set of beautifully restored rare Czech classic films. The films include Black Peter (1964) directed by by Miloš Forman, The White Disease / Krakatit (1948) directed by Otakar Vávra, comedies The Good Soldier Svejk (1956) and Beg to Report (1957) directed by Karel Stekly, Ikarie XB 1 (1963) directed by Jindrich Polak and From Saturday to Sunday (1931) by Gustav Machatý. The DVDs also include exclusive bonus materials. These DVDs and many other restored classics of Czech film are also available at the NFA online e-shop.
Click HERE to see how the critics rate the official Cannes 2019 programme.