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6 / 1120:00 — 22:00BIO OKOOPENING CEREMONY
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OPENING CEREMONY
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OPENING CEREMONY

7 / 1114:00 — 15:30BIO OKOB1 — Community versus individualism
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Sugar and salt
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Sugar and salt
Adam Martinec

A group of friends arrives at a forbidden and a secluded place somewhere near Krnov in the Sudetenland mountains. They've come here to celebrate their friendship as every previous years. Kájíček, Toník, Drobek a.k.a. Bonbon, Dalík, Pepa and a lambkin called Bohunka. This year is different from the others. Staňa's not here.

The individual nothing, the entirety everything
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The individual nothing, the entirety everything
Ludvík Otevřel

100 years of Sokol, 120 meters of film

The Night of the Agama
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The Night of the Agama
Tomáš Janáček

Prague, a bus station on a winter night. Radka, together with her little daughter, a suitcase on wheels and a gym bag, gets off a bus. Down the streets of the same city, Ludek is taking his time going home, aware that nobody is waiting for him there. For a couple of hours before dawn, what was meant to be a fateful connection with one purpose only might resemble a family. The Night of the Agama is about an encounter of people who rely on others' help, yet they must primarily help themselves.

Days off
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Days off
Filip Blažek

Too close but too far?! Two neighbours in the noise of building work, the hum of television sets and hushed up feelings.

Importance of everybody
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Importance of everybody
Francesco Montagner

7 / 1116:00 — 17:30BIO OKOB2 — Escape
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A Trip to the Moon
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A Trip to the Moon
Vojtěch Kunc

A strange film about a dreamy trip of two young people, driving through the Czech countryside, heading to the Moon. A road-movie about spaceflights and about going through long distances in short time.

Me, Flamingo
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Me, Flamingo
Elvira Dul‘skaya

Anna is a young artist, studying UMPRUM in Prague. She has one little problem with her work - she cannot tell even one word about it. It is not because she is a foreigner in Czechia. She cannot speak about her ideas in any language, cannot express herself by words. Her strange art is the only way of communication, where she feels herself comfortable, but she is not able to defend her ideas, so she feels unconfident about it. Anna must tell something about it. Or not? May be non-verbal way of communication in art is enough? Or she will have to explain her works?

JailBreak
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JailBreak
Duong Viet Anh

Dance movie, that points to the current situation of pollution and unnecessary overwhelming amount of the material around us, that limits us from perception and even movement.

Blue Squad
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Blue Squad
Ondřej Nuslauer

Darkness and heavy air. Routine mission of a mining rescue service portrays an unprecedented and physically demanding journey to the injured. A young member of the rescue team will experience first hand all the challenges common to this line of work.

Release
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Release
Sasha Stelchenko

Iva, mother of two, is unhappy in her marriage to Marek. Once a successful entrepreneur working abroad, he is now in prison. After years of his constant absence in the family, Iva finally decides to get a divorce. She comes for a conjugal visit to tell him.

7 / 1118:00 — 19:30BIO OKOB3 — Against the current
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Aquanaut
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Aquanaut
Tomáš Kotas

Rostislav Vítek is a 42 year old long distance swimmer with about 60 000 kilometres in his shoulders. In the documentary Aquanaut he shares moments from his career, which is also his life journey. Dark places that were brought to him by open water made him ice-cold calm and gave him strong, hardened soul.

Empire builders
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Empire builders
Andran Abramjan

The docufiction essay portrays self-taught but ambitious right-wing populists who long to play a high-stakes game. Through the character of a propagandist cinematographer and movie freak, the film follows the builders of a Czech local movement agitating against Islam and immigration in a country which refuses to accept refugees and where no refugees come.

7 / 1120:30 — 22:30BIO OKOFAMU MEETS VŠMU
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FAMU MEETS VŠMU
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FAMU MEETS VŠMU

FAMU meets…is a programme section dedicated to cooperation with foreign film schools. This year was chosen Slovak VŠMU.

20:00 — Introducing Visegrad Film Forum (Monika Lošťáková)
20:15 — screening of films from VŠMU
  • Poetika Anima – Kris Saganová /2018/
  • Hrejivá komédia o depresii, šialenstve a nesplnených snoch – Michal Ďuriš /2017/
  • Extrakce – Kateřina Hroníková /2018/
  • Na povale som – Matúš Ďuraňa /2018/
  • Ja sa nehrám – Matej Babic /2018/
  • Vampire Sushi – Hošková, Fischer, Cheban /2018/
  • I Want to Believe – Matúš Ryšan /2017/
21:25 — Q&A with authors (Michal Ďuriš, Matúš Ryšan a Kateřina Hroníková)

8 / 1114:00 — 15:30BIO OKOB4 — Of Parents and Children
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But I’m also happy
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But I’m also happy
Martin Repka

Father from a village is going into the city to visit his son. Instead of meeting him, he meets his girlfriend. A girl he has never seen nor knew about. This film is a portrait of a father, who has lost contact with his son and now he is timidly trying to recover it.

Mt. Human
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Mt. Human
Jan Hecht

A doctor who is working in a Czech regional hospital has just turned forty and she feels like this is her last opportunity to move forward in her life. However, her ambitions to succeed in nearby Germany were encountered by her new colleagues in a small hospital where she started working and most importantly by her family. Film Mt. Human shows the insights of the Czech healthcare system which is facing a crisis of doctors leaving abroad.

Persephone
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Persephone
Nelisa Alcalde

On a Sunday morning, young Marie is preparing for the Holy Communion ceremony, dressing with the help of her mother. While having breakfast and waiting for her tea, Marie is pulled into a mysterious world of her fantasy, triggered by the vibrant red colour of the tea.

Apart
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Apart
Diana Cam Van Nguyen

This animated documentary introduces 3 friends who share the same experience - when they were teenagers, one of their parents died. This film explore how they feel before and after this event. They tell us about their experiences - from the rejection to the anger and finally to the acceptance. This film is a portrait of young people, who had to grown up too soon.

8 / 1116:00 — 17:30BIO OKOB5 — Fun fun in the sun
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God’s Gift
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God’s Gift
Emir Ziyalar

A film crew attempts to shoot a documentary in an abandoned town in Czech Republic. The name of the town is ironically Boží Dar (God's Gift).

FAMU: The Beginning
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FAMU: The Beginning
Jakub Jelínek

A documentary film about a fight for a new dean of FAMU.

On the Edge
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On the Edge
Barbora Chalupová

Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.

Woo – Hoo!
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Woo – Hoo!
David Stumpf

Alcohol, boobs, despair. And in the middle of it a perfect horse love story.

8 / 1118:00 — 19:30BIO OKOB6 — In the Saddle and Behind the Wheel
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Central Bus Station
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Central Bus Station
Tomáš Elšík

The architects' plans for Central Bus Station to swallow visitors has turned into an endless maze of corridors. Once a gift to the citizens of Tel Aviv now serves to the immigrants. Yonathan has been a guide there for 17 years and is able to show the other side of the station's significance to those who walk with him. Yonathan knows that the purpose of going down to the building is to find not only himself, but also a society that harbours its values, protects its original traditions and wants to defend its home.

Metro
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Metro
Lubomír Ballek

This film is a visual study of Prague's underground and can be considered a short city symphony. The film celebrates the architecture, light play, and genius loci of Prague's underground system.

Zaspać
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Zaspać
Tomáš Kotas

Zaspać is fragmented poetic movie based on a story about gypsy grandmother that told stories to children about sleep and death. She told them about other worlds that are accompanying us in our present, past and also take us to world that we've never been at.

8 / 1120:30 — 23:00BIO OKOCinergy Masterclass: Sabine Lancelin & João Viana
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CINERGY & FAMUFEST - Our madness
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CINERGY & FAMUFEST - Our madness

Meet our guests - the portuguese director João Viana and the french DOP Sabine Lancelin. Screening of two of their films. The second part of the masterclass will take place on Saturday 10.11. at FAMU.

(ENGLISH FRIENDLY)

Our Madness

Lucy is hospitalized in a psychiatric hospital in Mozambique. She dreams about her little son, Hanic, and her husband, Pak, who is a soldier of the war. One day Lucy takes her opportunity to run away from the hospital and then a journey begins with the logic of a trance. The images and mise-en-scène of João Viana seem to inhabit that limbo where certainty is canceled and mirages take over the real world. In Our Madness the sound knows how to distrust words and is able to turn to music, the ringing, the murmur or silence to show that dimension only accessible through madness, a deep delirium without stridency, like the beautiful cinematography by Sabine Lancelin.

PRODUCTION: Les Films de l'Après-Midi, Papaveronoir
Year of production: 2018
Duration: 90 min.

CREW & CAST:
Director: João Viana
Writer: João Viana
Photography: Sabine Lancelin
Editing: Edgar Feldman
Sound: Gabriel Mondlane
Ernania Rainha: Ernania
Pak Ndjamena: Pak
Hanic Corio: Hanic

9 / 1113:30 — 15:00BIO OKON8 — This way of spending the summer (seems rather unfortunate to me)
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Summer 2006
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Summer 2006
Farah Abou Kharroub

Beirut is a city that witnessed several wars throughout the years. A connection happened between Farah and her father after filming different events from the Lebanese war, and this connection turned out to be a healing process from the trauma that the war caused them.

My unknown soldier
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My unknown soldier
Anna Kryvenko

How does it feel to become an occupier without your own intentions? Using known as well as never published archival materials from the whole Europe and Russia we tell a family story of the director Anna Kryvenko about how the high politics destroys the lives of ordinary people.

9 / 1119:30 — 21:30BIO OKOCLOSING CEREMONY
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CLOSING CEREMONY
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CLOSING CEREMONY