Janosik. A True Story, a Central European co-production from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary directed by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, screens in the main competition of the Czech Finale Plzen festival.
Black Thursday, a historical drama about the tragic Polish workers riots of December 1970, directed by Antoni Krauze, completed filming in early April and is now in post-production.
A Finale Plzen main competition slot goes to the low-budget road movie Twosome directed by Jaroslav Fuit.
Unknown Hour, a Czech/Slovak co-production from director Dan Svátek screening in the Finale main competition, is based on a grisly story that captured news headlines in the Czech Republic.
Marek Najbrt spent more than three years preparing his award winning, 2.7 million Euro film Protector, screening in competition at Finale Plzen.
Irena Pavlásková directs bitter comedy An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes, from an autobiographical screenplay from Tereza Boučková, screening in the Finale Plzen main competition.
Gabriel Achim's first feature, Aldabert's Dream, is a black comedy set on May 8, 1986, the anniversary of the Communist Party, and the day following a historic Champion's League football win for Romania.
Mira Fornay's debut film Foxes screens in competition at Finale Plzen, following a successful premiere at the Venice festival last fall.
Radim Špaček returns to the absurdism of Communist life in the 1980's in his Finale Plzen competition film Walking Too Fast (Pouta), a Czech/Slovak/Polish coproduction.
Robert Sedláček's satirical comedy Men in Rut, screening in the main Finale Plzen main competition, takes place during the "Deer-Luring" competition in a south Moravian village.