20-01-2011

Czech Film Abundantly Represented at Berlinale 2011

Prague, January 17, 2011The 61st International Film Festival in Berlin

(February 10 – 20, 2011) has selected a total of three Czech films for its official program. Additionally, four Czech films and one trailer will be screened at the concurrent European Film Market (EFM).

The 41st International Forum of New Film selected a total of 39 films for its program this year. For the first time ever, it will feature three films from the Czech Republic: two feature debuts, The House (director: Zuzana Liová, CZ, SK, 2011) and Eighty Letters (director: Václav Kadrnka, CZ, 2011), and a documentary, Matchmaking Mayor (director: Erika Hníková, CZ, SK, 2010).

“I am very pleased to have three Czech films appearing in this year's Forum. This selection represents an interesting diversity, and confirms that the young generation of Czech filmmakers knows how to tell exciting stories,” adds Christoph Terhechte, director of the Forum.

Czech movies have been appearing in the Forum section since the nineties. Among those screened in the section, which aims to introduce the younger generation of filmmakers, especially new trends in world cinema and always works with political messages, were the documentary Sweet Century by Helena Třeštíková in 1999, The Key for Determining Dwarfs by Martin Šulík in 2003 and ... It's Gonna Get Worse by Petr Nikolaev in 2007. In 2008, Pavel Koutecký's Citizen Havel celebrated its international premiere.

More information about the films is available at: www.nesvatbov.cz, www.vaclavkadrnka.com and www.domfilm.sk.

At this year's EFM, which is an integral part of the festival, will be present a total of four Czech films, all of which were premiered in Czech theatres last year: Little Knights Tale (dir.: Karel Janák, represented by: NonStop Sales AB, SE); Kooky (dir.: Jan Svěrák, represented by: Fandango Portobella sales, GB); 3 Seasons in Hell (dir.: Tomáš Mašín, represented by: The Yellow Affair, SE/FI); Walking Too Fast (dir.: Radim Špaček, represented by: Bionaut, CZ); as well as the trailer for Leaving (dir.: Václav Havel, represented by: Simply Cinema, CZ)

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