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Breaking News: Three Czech films at IFF Rotterdam 2020

Press releases 2019-12-18

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020 has revealed the complete programme, and three Czech films will be part of its official selection.

Directors Adam Ol'ha and Jan Daňhel focused on the making of Jan Švankmajer’s Insect (IFF Rotterdam 2018) in their brand-new documentary The Alchemical Furnace, produced by Jaromír Kallista (Athanor) and co-produced by the Slovak company PubRes. The film will premiere in Deep Focus section as a part of programme „Regained“.

Karel Vachek’s essay Communism and the Net or the End of Representative Democracy, produced by Mikuláš Novotný and Radim Procházka (Background Films), will be screened in The Tyger Burns section. The documentary examines the history of regimes and revolutions, leaders and martyrs, from a philosophical perspective.

Mira Fornay returns to Rotterdam with her new absurd drama Cook F**k Kill which will be presented in Voices. Czech-Slovak co-production, produced by Viktor Schwarcz from Cineart TV Prague and co-produced by the director herself, is a provocative and absurdly playful take on violence within family and sexual abuse using repetition or folk tales with an unexpected end.

Read more information about Czech films at IFF Rotterdam 2020 HERE.