April! Comedy Film Fest

The 10th Bulgarian Film Festival in Prague

From 15 to 22 March, the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Czechia and the Bulgarian Cultural Institute organise the 10th Bulgarian Film Festival in Prague. The co-organisers are the National Film Centre and the Prague cinemas, Lucerna andPilotů, with the support of the Alexandria Travel Agency and in partnership with the film distributor, Film EuropeMedia Company. The festival is under the patronage of the Ministries of Culture of the Czech Republic and of the Republic of Bulgaria.

The festival’s jubilee edition presents ten of the most awarded, estimable and loved feature films of contemporary Bulgarian cinematography.

The programme also includes meetings of the public with the talented and famous directors Nikolai Volev, Ilian Djevelekov and Victor Bojinov, screenwriter Matey Konstantinov, producer Georgi Dimitrov, as well as the public’s favourite actor, Philip Avramov.

Together with the English titles, the Bulgarian Cultural Institute has provided the translation and subtitling of all filmsin the Czech language.

15 March, 6:30 p. m., Lucerna cinema: official opening with ‘Omnipresent’, winner of five 2017 Golden Rose Awards. Guests: Ilian Djevelekov, Matey Konstantinov, and Georgi Dimitrov.

16 March, 6 p. m., Lucerna cinema: The public meets one of the greatest directors in Bulgarian cinema, Nikolai Volev, with his latest film ‘Off the Road’. Guest: Nikolai Volev.

16 March, 8:45 p. m., Lucerna cinema: screening of Dimitar Dimitrov’s black comedy, ‘Corpse Collector’.

17 March, 5:30 p. m., Lucerna cinema: presentation of the blockbuster film ‘Summit’, a screen version of Milen Ruskov’s bestseller of the same name. Guests: Victor Bojinov and Philip Avramov.

17 March, 8:45 p. m., Lucerna cinema: Dimitar Kotsev–Shosho’s film, ‘Monkey’, will not allow viewers to remain unmoved.

18 March, 6:30 p. m., Lucerna cinema: The festival audience will enjoy the magic story, ‘Lilly the Little Fish’, directed by Yassen Grigorov.

On19 March, the Bulgarian Film Festival continues in the halls of the Pilotů cinema where viewers will again have the opportunity to watch four of the films screened in previous editions of the festival.

19 March, 6:30 p. m., Pilotů cinema: ‘Living Legends’, a life-asserting comedy directed by Niki Iliev.

20 March, 6:30 p. m., Pilotů cinema: ‘The Lesson’, the most awarded Bulgarian feature film of director duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.

21 March,6:30 p. m., Pilotů cinema: Viewers will again find themselvesin a good mood with the Bulgarian comedy, ‘Holidaymakers’, directed by Ivaylo Penchev.

22 March, 6:30 p. m., Pilotů cinema: ‘Glory’, the heart-rending story of the railwayman, Tsanko, narrated through the language of cinema by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov.

 

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The Priest's Children

When a young Catholic priest named Fabian is assigned to take over from his popular predecessor in a picturesque Dalmatian village, he is appalled to discover that, while there are plenty of funerals, hardly any children are being born. A confession from a local parishioner reveals the cause, and Fabian decides to try and improve the birthrate using somewhat unusual methods. The priest is actually successful yet, after a time, cracks start to appear in his plan, and his efforts gradually come to grief. The film is based on the comedy by Mate Matišić which prompted both enthusiasm and outrage on the Croatian stage at the end of last century. For its film adaptation Vinko Brešan opted for a distinctive set design and visual portrayal, which also govern the stylisation of the individual situations and the conception of the characters. The ironic perspective on the naive young priest who, with the purest of intentions, brings misfortune on several of his fellow citizens, allowed the atheist authors to criticise the Catholic church and the prejudices prevailing among the popular classes. Show more

2D CS 12
2DCS

28. 4. Saturday

135,00 16:45
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Apríl! Comedy Film Fest: The Divine Order

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote. Show more

2D CS 15
2DCS

26. 4. Thursday

135,00 20:30
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Apríl! Comedy Film Fest: Forwards Ever!

A pregnant student travels to Leipzig to gain papers to leave East Germany pursued by State Security agents, her father, and the father of her child. Show more

BD CS 12
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27. 4. Friday

135,00 18:45
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Apríl! Comedy Film Fest: Gangsterdam

Ruben, Durex and Nora are three students in their last year of college. Ruben has already failed his exams once due to his lack of self-confidence. He’s been as useless with Nora, to whom he dares not confess his feelings. And his childhood friend Durex, the most embarrassing guy in the world, is no help at all. When Ruben discovers that Nora is a dealer and that she’s going to Amsterdam to bring back a new kind of drug, Ruben bucks up the courage to accompany her. This trip to Amsterdam is an ideal situation in which to at last seduce Nora. But his bad luck: Durex comes along for the ride. While the trio discover Europe’s craziest capital, their lives really get complicated when they realize that the drug they’ve just picked up belongs to one of Amsterdam’s most dangerous gangsters. Very quickly, Ruben, Durex and Nora will understand that to get their old lives back, they must stop being nerds in order to become true heroes. Show more

2D CS 15
2DCS

27. 4. Friday

135,00 20:00
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Apríl! Comedy Film Fest: I Can Quit Whenever I Want

Pietro is a researcher and a genius but he's laid off. What can he do to survive? Put together a gang. He recruits the best of his colleagues: economists, chemists, anthropologists and classics. Success is immediate. Show more

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27. 4. Friday

135,00 20:45
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Apríl! Comedy Film Fest:Abracadabra

In Madrid, Carmen and Carlos, an ordinary couple, attend their nephew’s wedding. After the cake cutting ceremony, Pepe, Carmen’s cousin, searches for a volunteer on whom he can perform his amateur hypnotic act. Carlos comes forward, but only in the interest of messing up Pepe’s demonstration. As Carlos and Pepe step on stage an unwanted spirit crashes the show… Show more

BD CS 12
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28. 4. Saturday

135,00 18:45
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Apríl! Comedy Film Fest: Perfect Strangers

Seven long-time friends get together for a dinner. When they decide to share with each other the content of every text message, email and phone call they receive, many secrets start to unveil and the equilibrium trembles. Show more

2D CS CS/ES 12
2DCS

28. 4. Saturday

135,00 20:00
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Apríl! Comedy Film Fest: The Divine Order

In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote. Show more

2D CS 15
2DCS

29. 4. Sunday

135,00 16:30
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Apríl! Comedy Film Fest: We Have a Pope

Nanni Moretti joins forces with the great French actor Michel Piccoli to tell the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Never the front runner and completely caught off guard, he panics as he's presented to the faithful in St. Peter's Square. To prevent a world wide crisis, the Vatican's spokesman calls in an unlikely psychiatrist who is neither religious or all that committed, played by Moretti, to find out what is wrong with the new Pope. As the world nervously waits outside, inside the therapist tries to find a solution. But Cardinal Melville is adamant: he does not want the job, or at least needs time to think it over. What follows is a marvelous insight into the concept of a human being existing behind the title of God's representative on Earth. Show more

2D CS 12
2DCS

29. 4. Sunday

135,00 18:30
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Apríl! Comedy Film Fest: I Can Quit Whenever I Want: Ad Honorem

It has been an year since Pietro Zinni's gang got caught in the Sopox production laboratory and each of them locked up in different jails. From Regina Coeli jail, Pietro keep warning the authorities a fool syntetized nerve gas and he is ready to make a killing, but no one takes him seriously. So he puts in for a transfer to Rebibbia to meet Murena, who has useful information to intercept the murderer. After which, Pietro wants to get the gang of university researchers back together: the perennal unemployed (or detained) most brilliant minds around. Show more

BD CS 15
BDCS

29. 4. Sunday

135,00 20:00
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Apríl! Comedy Film Fest: A Horrible Woman

When Rasmus meets Marie, he is certain that she is the love of his life. However, it doesn't take long before it turns out she is a possessive and manipulative being, that cunningly dissects Rasmus to pieces. Show more

2D CS 15
2DCS

29. 4. Sunday

135,00 20:45
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