The extensive gathering will be opened by Woody Allens Rifkins Festival today (September 17th) and at the end of Florian Zeller’s The father on the 24th
Woody Allens Rifkins Festival will have the honor of turning 28 to openNS Edition of the International Film Festival Prague – Febiofest (September 17-24), while Florian Zeller won an Oscar The father closes the meeting.
The first and second feature films will finish in the main competition, including Ana Rocha de Sousa’s immigrant drama Hear, Amanda Kernell’s follow-up film to the awards ceremony Sami blood, Charter, and Ruth Meehan’s debut, The bright side.
The festival dedicates its own competition section to comedy films, which this year also includes Michela Andreozzi’s Generationsclash in parents vs influencer, Romping around by Mouloud Achour and Dominique Baumard Patrick & Sebastian against the fake news, and Icíar Bollaíns Rosa’s wedding.
In addition, the Amnesty International Febiofest Award is given to a film that deals with freedom, human rights, freedom of expression or the struggle for a decent life.
The festival’s sprawling structure includes a variety of non-competitive sections, such as Eastern Delights, which is dedicated to Central and Eastern European cinema, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, and the Middle East, which will feature the darkly comic drama of Adilkhan Yerzhanov Ulbolsyn.
The Generation section presents films for the whole family, including the drama by Charlène Favier slalom, while there is a genre sidebar called Planet Dark and a showcase of contemporary queer cinema in Queer Now.
The Panorama section is divided into two parallel programs: Icons dedicated to works by renowned filmmakers such as the Hungarian author Bence Fliegauf and his latest work, Forest – I see you everywhere; and New Currents, celebrating young creators like Sandra Wollner and their disturbing speculative fictional title The problem with being born.
Separate program sections are reserved for works by the new generation of women filmmakers, girls in film, documentaries, episodic works and retrospectives with a focus on the Slovak actress Božidara Turzonovová, the Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-Eda, the Irish-British producer Mike Downey and the Norwegian cameraman Sturla Brandth Grøvlen.
For the coming 28. a new section has been addedNS Edition: VR Cinema, with virtual reality and 360 ° work on the three subject areas of anima, art and documentary.
The festival will premiere a number of new Czech films, led by Zdeněk Jiráský’s historical drama Kryštof; The chamber adventure drama by Rudolf Havlík A minute of eternity, shot under extreme conditions in Iceland; the full-length directorial debut by Emil Křižka, Defense, between horror and thriller; the first Czech-Swiss co-production, Lost in paradise; and the highly anticipated documentary about the famous Czech singer Karel Gott, Karel.
The complete line-up of the 28NS Edition of the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest is available here.