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Be2Can

Vietnam Film Week in Czech Republic

20.-22.5.2016

Vietnam Cinema Department under Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with Vietnam Media Corp-BHD proudly host the Vietnam Film Week for the first time to present the current great three Vietnamese films from May 20 to May 22, 2016 in Prague, Czech Republic including

Farewell, Berlin Wall, a film of Nguyen Phan Quang Binh, screening on May 20 at 8:30 pm

Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass, a film of Victor VU, screening on May 21 at 8:30 pm

Taxi, What’s your name?, a film of Dinh Tuan Vu and Do Duc Thinh screening on May 22 at 8:30pm

All screenings are subtitled in English and Czech

Be2Can: Toni Erdmann

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The ageing schoolteacher Winfried Conradi occasionally brightens up his humdrum life by baffling those around him with his zany humour, being particularly fond of wearing funny disguises. Following the death of his only faithful friend, a blind dog, he decides to focus entirely on his estranged daughter Ines, a workaholic pursuing a career in a multinational company who has no time for anything else. In the wake of his failing to cheer her up in Bucharest, Winfried changes his strategy, convinced that he will succeed in attaining his objective through his alter ego. Thus emerges the German ambassador “Toni Erdmann”, a freaky comic figure sporting a ludicrous wig and fake teeth, who begins meddling with Ines’s life at the least suitable moments. Following the drama Everyone Else, a disillusioning study of a relationship between a man and a woman, the German director Maren Ade has come up with a poignant, multilayered tragicomedy about rapprochement between father and daughter, about singles and the stark differences between the generations, pointing out the importance of humour in life. Show more

2D CS/ES 12 info
Thursday, 6. 10. 2016
19:002DCS/ES

Be2Can: The Assassin

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The film is set during the mighty Tang Dynasty-period in Chinese history. Nie Yinniang returns to family after several years in exile. The mission of her order is to eliminate the tyrany of the Governors who avoid the authority of the Emperor. Now she will have to choose between sacrificing the man she loves, or break definitively with the "order of the Assassins". Show more

2D CS/ES CS 15 info
Friday, 7. 10. 2016
17:002DCS/ES

Be2Can: Fuocoammare

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Lampedusa, an island covering a mere 20 square kilometres, about 200 kilometres distant from mainland Italy, has of late become a buffer zone of the refugee crisis, a place where migrants have found a haven following their perilous passage from Africa across the Mediterranean to Europe. A placid fishing community, on the one hand; human despair, as well as the foolhardy hope for a better future, on the other. In his harrowing documentary, Gianfranco Rosi, who spent a whole year on Lampedusa with his camera, pays equal attention to the island’s two faces, with serene and poetic scenes alternating with the drama taking place on the sea. A master of cinematic insinuation and escalating tension, the director first indicates the glum events by a bewitching static shot of rotating radars, underlined by a distressed emergency call from a transmitter. Step by step, the film immerses into greater depth, revealing the refugee camp, where the survivors are brought; the decks of the salvage ships, where both the living and dead are taken; up to the eerie shot of the underdeck of a smugglers’ boat, with piles of human bodies. Show more

2D CS info
Friday, 7. 10. 2016
17:152DCS

Be2Can: After the Storm

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Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) is a prodigal son, a deadbeat father and a formerly successful yet now washed-out writer. His muse has long deserted him, and hence he earns his living as a private detective. Divorced, he desperately seeks to win back the love of his 11-year-old son, Shingo (Taiyo Yoshizawa). His ex-wife, Kyoko, now has a life of her own and rather views Ryota as a distant memory. One evening, the estranged trio are brought together by an approaching typhoon, which forces them to spend a night at the home of Ryota’s kind-hearted mother, Yoshiko (Kirin Kiki). How does their relationship turn out after the storm? A master of the family sketch, Hirokazu Koreeda has returned with a new feature about disrupted personal bonds, the delicate love between parents and children, when sometimes the most powerful of tempests are those that do not stir a leaf. Owing to its precise nature and dramatic structure, the film is reminiscent of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov’s plays, duly confirming Koreeda’s status as one of the major contemporary Asian directors. Show more

2D CS/ES U info
Friday, 7. 10. 2016
19:002DCS/ES

Be2Can: Hedi

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The hero of the debut feature by the Tunisian director and screenwriter Mohamed Ben Attia is Hedi, an introvert young man, who is soon to marry a fair bride selected by his family. Suffering under his manipulative, hyper-protective mother, after encountering Rym, a liberal-minded dancer, he gradually plucks up the courage to stand up to conventions and his family’s expectations alike. A witty, sentiment-free film, revealing through insinuation the situation in the post-Arab Spring Tunisia more than many a political commentary, astounds with a highly mature form. Its consistently realistic, naturalistic even, tone clearly reflects the pencil of the co-producers – the celebrated Dardenne brothers. Following an interval of two decades, Attia’s unpretentious, deeply emotive blending of an emancipation love story and a socio-political allegory was the first work by an Arab director to have been included in Berlinale’s main competition and deservedly attained two major awards. Show more

2D CS/ES 15 info
Friday, 7. 10. 2016
19:152DCS/ES

Be2Can: The Unknown Girl

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Jenny (portrayed by Adèle Haenel) is a young doctor who has taken over a small practice after her old and ailing mentor. An ambitious woman, she is preparing for a major career advancement – to start working at a prestigious clinic. One evening, after closing her office for the day, Jenny hears the doorbell ring, yet does not answer it, since she is also busy with training the uncertain intern Julien (Olivier Bonnaud). The next morning, the police inform her that an unknown girl has been found dead close by, probably murdered. Driven by qualms of conscience, Jenny seeks to ascertain the identity of the young woman, also gnawed at by the ambition to disclose the killer. Following the industrial thriller Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, true masters of the kinetic social drama, have plunged into a crime story, without waiving the programme bases of their poetics – realistic rendition of the social milieu, marginal characters and exploration of the various aspects of humanism. Show more

2D CS/ES 12 info
Friday, 7. 10. 2016
21:002DCS/ES

Be2Can: Our Little Sister

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A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their 13-year-old half sister. Show more

2D CS/ES CS 12 info
Friday, 7. 10. 2016
21:152DCS/ES

Be2Can: Blue is the Warmest Colour

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At 15, Adele doesn't question it: a girl goes out with boys. Her life is turned upside down the night she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself... Show more

2D CS 15 info
Saturday, 8. 10. 2016
15:452DCS

Be2Can: Being 17

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In his most youthful film, the 70-year-old André Téchiné depicts a tale of two teenagers from a small French town whose turbulent relationship starts with hate-fuelled assaults and bullying at school, yet step by step develops into a tender bond. Neurotic, detailed, purely physical takes, underlined by aggressive cuts, fantastic directing of the actors (particularly the dazzling Kacey Mottet Klein and the novice Corentin Fila), the clever idea of framing the naturalistic personal drama with the majestic Pyrenees - these are the major fortes that make the film diverge from other gay romances. At the same time, Being 17 does not strive to conceal its being a male counterpart to Abdellatif Kechiche’s La Vie d’Adèle (Blue Is the Warmest Colour). The film is just as restless and explosive as its heroes. It is a celebration of the “élan vital”: the magical time of adolescence, suffused with abandon and unremitting anxiety, with spontaneous violence meeting sensuality, and agonising losses alternating with sweet discoveries. Show more

2D CS/ES 15 info
Saturday, 8. 10. 2016
16:002DCS/ES

Be2Can: Graduation

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The new feature made by the most distinct representative of the Romanian New Wave, the screenwriter and director Cristian Mungiu, depicts the story of a reputable doctor in a provincial town and his daughter, a victim of a sexual assault, which serves as a vehicle for his posing the most weighty of ethical questions. How to act vis-à-vis complex, ambivalent situations? What should we actually tell our children about the world we are living in and its strange rules? Through everyday moral dilemmas, Mungiu’s psychological study leads to an indictment of the entire system, as it also presents a mental portrayal of a disillusioned, resigned generation. A comprehensive, multilayered drama, Graduation was one of the highlights of this year’s Cannes festival: coupled with the actors’ astonishing performances, the adroit direction and brilliantly structured screenplay resulted in a smart, profound analysis of family relationships, as well as the contemporary society of compromise. Show more

2D CS info
Saturday, 8. 10. 2016
18:302DCS

Be2Can: Winter Sleep

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Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities... Show more

2D CS 15 info
Saturday, 8. 10. 2016
20:002DCS

Be2Can: I, Daniel Blake

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The socially engaged, disturbingly topical drama tells the story of Daniel Blake, a 59-year-old joiner from Newcastle, who falls ill with heart disease and so applies for sickness benefit. While he strives to plough through the absurd red tape involved in getting financial assistance, and being compelled to seek a job in defiance of the doctors’ recommendations, he meets the single mother Katie and her two children. To escape a hostel for the homeless in London, the fatherless family must move into a flat some 300 miles away. Each in their own way, Daniel and Katie do their best to overcome the hardships, while retaining their own dignity. The latest film by the well-co-ordinated tandem of the director Ken Loach and the screenwriter Paul Laverty is an outspoken criticism of the social-assistance machinery, which results in the humiliation and degradation of individuals, reducing them to an irrelevant ledger entry. This year, I, Daniel Blake deservedly received the Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. Show more

2D CS 12 info
Saturday, 8. 10. 2016
21:002DCS

Be2Can: Neon Demon - Midnight Session

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When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. Show more

2D CS 15 info
Saturday, 8. 10. 2016
23:302DCS

Be2Can: Toni Erdmann

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The ageing schoolteacher Winfried Conradi occasionally brightens up his humdrum life by baffling those around him with his zany humour, being particularly fond of wearing funny disguises. Following the death of his only faithful friend, a blind dog, he decides to focus entirely on his estranged daughter Ines, a workaholic pursuing a career in a multinational company who has no time for anything else. In the wake of his failing to cheer her up in Bucharest, Winfried changes his strategy, convinced that he will succeed in attaining his objective through his alter ego. Thus emerges the German ambassador “Toni Erdmann”, a freaky comic figure sporting a ludicrous wig and fake teeth, who begins meddling with Ines’s life at the least suitable moments. Following the drama Everyone Else, a disillusioning study of a relationship between a man and a woman, the German director Maren Ade has come up with a poignant, multilayered tragicomedy about rapprochement between father and daughter, about singles and the stark differences between the generations, pointing out the importance of humour in life. Show more

2D CS/ES 12 info
Sunday, 9. 10. 2016
14:002DCS/ES

Be2Can: Two Days, One Night

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Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job. Show more

2D CS 15 info
Sunday, 9. 10. 2016
17:002DCS

Be2Can: The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez

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A beautiful summer’s day in Aranjuez, Spain. A garden and a terrace. A man and a woman sit at a table beneath the trees, conducting a conversation about their sexual experiences, memories of childhood, the essence of summer, and the differences between the male and the female. Their words illustrate the variance between the masculine and feminine perceptions of the world. Wenders has based his intimate drama on a screenplay by Peter Handke (who also worked on Wings of Desire). The film focuses on the age-old topic of the man-woman relationship, their implicit, untold desires and passions, fleshed out in a poetic dialogue in the middle of summer. Rather unconventional in such a chamber-like work is the use of 3D technology, which Wenders had previously tried out in his dance documentary Pina. Last month, The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez was screened within the main competition of the Venice Film Festival. Hence, the Be2Can audience are afforded a unique opportunity to see it even before it has been started to be distributed globally. Show more

3D CS 12 info
Sunday, 9. 10. 2016
17:303DCS

Be2Can: The Unknown Girl

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Jenny (portrayed by Adèle Haenel) is a young doctor who has taken over a small practice after her old and ailing mentor. An ambitious woman, she is preparing for a major career advancement – to start working at a prestigious clinic. One evening, after closing her office for the day, Jenny hears the doorbell ring, yet does not answer it, since she is also busy with training the uncertain intern Julien (Olivier Bonnaud). The next morning, the police inform her that an unknown girl has been found dead close by, probably murdered. Driven by qualms of conscience, Jenny seeks to ascertain the identity of the young woman, also gnawed at by the ambition to disclose the killer. Following the industrial thriller Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, true masters of the kinetic social drama, have plunged into a crime story, without waiving the programme bases of their poetics – realistic rendition of the social milieu, marginal characters and exploration of the various aspects of humanism. Show more

2D CS/ES 12 info
Sunday, 9. 10. 2016
18:452DCS/ES

Mezipatra Approved: Be2Can: From Afar

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Armando, a wealthy middle-aged loner, the owner of a dental implant workshop, picks up on the street Elder, a young man who is living rough on the periphery of Caracas. That which starts with a sexual services transaction soon develops into a volatile, unequal, taciturn relationship, in which the two men try to overcome the initial aggressiveness and mutual distance, and to heal the scars from their own pasts. In his debut, Lorenzo Vigas works with a rigorous aloofness, radically elliptical narration and the depersonalised backdrop of the Caracas outskirts. Accordingly, the turbulent nexus is transformed into a discomposing succession of unfinished fragments, whose forcibility rests in the distance the director keeps from the protagonists. From Afar provides a cogent picture of emotional depletion and manipulation, suggesting that converging with another person may sometimes ultimately, and fatally, disclose the insuperable profundity of one’s loneliness. Show more

2D CS/ES 15 info
Sunday, 9. 10. 2016
19:302DCS/ES

Be2Can: Hedi

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The hero of the debut feature by the Tunisian director and screenwriter Mohamed Ben Attia is Hedi, an introvert young man, who is soon to marry a fair bride selected by his family. Suffering under his manipulative, hyper-protective mother, after encountering Rym, a liberal-minded dancer, he gradually plucks up the courage to stand up to conventions and his family’s expectations alike. A witty, sentiment-free film, revealing through insinuation the situation in the post-Arab Spring Tunisia more than many a political commentary, astounds with a highly mature form. Its consistently realistic, naturalistic even, tone clearly reflects the pencil of the co-producers – the celebrated Dardenne brothers. Following an interval of two decades, Attia’s unpretentious, deeply emotive blending of an emancipation love story and a socio-political allegory was the first work by an Arab director to have been included in Berlinale’s main competition and deservedly attained two major awards. Show more

2D CS/ES 15 info
Sunday, 9. 10. 2016
21:002DCS/ES

Be2Can: Death in Sarajevo

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Using the ground plan of a single building, from the basement to the roof, the director Danis Tanović blends a philosophical-historical investigation of the conflicts in Europe, a human (tragi-)comedy about a failed industrial strike and a model story. The film features inspired long takes across the interiors and presents an allegory of the hierarchy of floors in Hotel Europe, the venue of all kinds of banal and significant clashes, reflecting the situation in Europe and the post-Yugoslavia bloc. Death in Sarajevo is a political thriller, a provocative drama in the spirit of Robert Altman’s ensemble cast works, as well as an innovative theatrical adaptation. Yet it is above all an intellectually stimulating and stratified probe into the principles of the volatile “Balkan soul” and the tumultuous century in Europe. Show more

2D CS/ES 15 info
Sunday, 9. 10. 2016
21:302DCS/ES

Be2Can: Son of Saul

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Two days in the life of Saul Auslander, Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz Crematoriums who, to bury the corpse of a boy he takes for his son, tries to carry out his impossible deed: salvage the body and find a rabbi to bury it. While the Sonderkommando is to be liquidated at any moment, Saul turns away of the living and their plans of rebellion to save the remains of a son he never took care of when he was still alive. Show more

2D CS/ES 12 info
Monday, 10. 10. 2016
17:302DCS/ES

Be2Can: 24 Weeks

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24 Weeks, the second feature by Anne Zohra Berrached, depicts the story of the TV comedian Astrid, expecting a child who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and a serious heart condition. Already the mother of a nine-year-old daughter, she and her empathetic partner worry about the future and consider whether they should keep the unborn baby. The film, with the fabulous Julia Jentsch in the lead role, exposes through a feminist perspective a person caught up in a major moral dilemma for which there is no easy solution. The promising German director presents the key themes of a woman’s right to decide freely about the most difficult issues of her life, as well as her right not to be (either publicly or privately) judged for her choice. Berrached and her cinematographer, Friede Clausz, adroitly combine severe naturalism and refined humour, with the HD endoscopic images of an embryo evidently being the very first in cinema history. The significant, brave, emotional film was undoubtedly one of the apices of this year’s Berlinale. Show more

2D CS/ES info
Monday, 10. 10. 2016
18:002DCS/ES

Be2Can: From Afar

More info

Armando, a wealthy middle-aged loner, the owner of a dental implant workshop, picks up on the street Elder, a young man who is living rough on the periphery of Caracas. That which starts with a sexual services transaction soon develops into a volatile, unequal, taciturn relationship, in which the two men try to overcome the initial aggressiveness and mutual distance, and to heal the scars from their own pasts. In his debut, Lorenzo Vigas works with a rigorous aloofness, radically elliptical narration and the depersonalised backdrop of the Caracas outskirts. Accordingly, the turbulent nexus is transformed into a discomposing succession of unfinished fragments, whose forcibility rests in the distance the director keeps from the protagonists. From Afar provides a cogent picture of emotional depletion and manipulation, suggesting that converging with another person may sometimes ultimately, and fatally, disclose the insuperable profundity of one’s loneliness. Show more

2D CS/ES 15 info
Monday, 10. 10. 2016
19:302DCS/ES

Be2Can: Sieranevada

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Three days in the wake of the terrorist attack on the offices of the Paris weekly Charlie Hebdo, and 40 days after the death of his father, Lary, a successful doctor, is to spend the Saturday at his parents’ shoddy flat so as to commemorate the deceased. The day is expected to culminate with the arrival of a priest and a gathering. Everything has been thoroughly planned, yet nothing goes as it should, with the programme being disrupted by minor accidents, late arrivals, intrusions of unwelcome guests, a succession of squabbles. Old and new injustices are recalled, the discussion keeps turning to delicate topics. Neither those alive nor the dead are afforded peace. One of the “grandfathers” of the Romanian new wave, Cristi Puiu presents within several square metres a freak show of a variety of human types, who serve to symbolise the state of post-communist societies, trapped in stereotypes, hoaxes, ideological disputes, amidst a total absence of father figures. Sieranevada is a deadly serious comedy about living in falsity and unceasingly awaiting things that do not occur. Show more

2D CS 15 info
Monday, 10. 10. 2016
20:002DCS

Be2Can: Tribe

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Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several robberies, he gets propelled higher into the organization. Then he meets one of the Chief’s concubines Anna, and unwillingly breaks all the unwritten rules of the tribe. Show more

2D CS 15 info
Monday, 10. 10. 2016
21:152DCS

Be2Can: Being 17

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In his most youthful film, the 70-year-old André Téchiné depicts a tale of two teenagers from a small French town whose turbulent relationship starts with hate-fuelled assaults and bullying at school, yet step by step develops into a tender bond. Neurotic, detailed, purely physical takes, underlined by aggressive cuts, fantastic directing of the actors (particularly the dazzling Kacey Mottet Klein and the novice Corentin Fila), the clever idea of framing the naturalistic personal drama with the majestic Pyrenees - these are the major fortes that make the film diverge from other gay romances. At the same time, Being 17 does not strive to conceal its being a male counterpart to Abdellatif Kechiche’s La Vie d’Adèle (Blue Is the Warmest Colour). The film is just as restless and explosive as its heroes. It is a celebration of the “élan vital”: the magical time of adolescence, suffused with abandon and unremitting anxiety, with spontaneous violence meeting sensuality, and agonising losses alternating with sweet discoveries. Show more

2D CS/ES 15 info
Tuesday, 11. 10. 2016
17:002DCS/ES

Be2Can: After the Storm

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Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) is a prodigal son, a deadbeat father and a formerly successful yet now washed-out writer. His muse has long deserted him, and hence he earns his living as a private detective. Divorced, he desperately seeks to win back the love of his 11-year-old son, Shingo (Taiyo Yoshizawa). His ex-wife, Kyoko, now has a life of her own and rather views Ryota as a distant memory. One evening, the estranged trio are brought together by an approaching typhoon, which forces them to spend a night at the home of Ryota’s kind-hearted mother, Yoshiko (Kirin Kiki). How does their relationship turn out after the storm? A master of the family sketch, Hirokazu Koreeda has returned with a new feature about disrupted personal bonds, the delicate love between parents and children, when sometimes the most powerful of tempests are those that do not stir a leaf. Owing to its precise nature and dramatic structure, the film is reminiscent of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov’s plays, duly confirming Koreeda’s status as one of the major contemporary Asian directors. Show more

2D CS/ES U info
Tuesday, 11. 10. 2016
18:002DCS/ES

Be2Can: Death in Sarajevo

More info

Using the ground plan of a single building, from the basement to the roof, the director Danis Tanović blends a philosophical-historical investigation of the conflicts in Europe, a human (tragi-)comedy about a failed industrial strike and a model story. The film features inspired long takes across the interiors and presents an allegory of the hierarchy of floors in Hotel Europe, the venue of all kinds of banal and significant clashes, reflecting the situation in Europe and the post-Yugoslavia bloc. Death in Sarajevo is a political thriller, a provocative drama in the spirit of Robert Altman’s ensemble cast works, as well as an innovative theatrical adaptation. Yet it is above all an intellectually stimulating and stratified probe into the principles of the volatile “Balkan soul” and the tumultuous century in Europe. Show more

2D CS/ES 15 info
Tuesday, 11. 10. 2016
19:302DCS/ES

Be2Can: American Honey

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The unconventional road movie with elements of a white trash romance between the reckless girl Star (Sasha Lane’s debut) and her manic mentor Jake (Shia LaBeouf) depicts a group of young outcasts selling magazines (and themselves) across the USA. Uniquely conceived by the director Andrea Arnold, it also comes across as a picaresque post-millennial dream, a lyrical subculture odyssey and a euphoric iTunes musical rolled into one. At the same time, the fascinating combination of the real and the romanticised America draws our attention to the dark side of capitalism and the country’s problems with poverty. The protagonists’ spontaneity and hedonism is juxtaposed with the onerous aspects of life on the social periphery. Andrea Arnold’s singular penmanship is further augmented by Robbie Ryan’s inventive, dynamic camerawork, capturing fickle figures in academic cuts, as well as, and most notably, a fabulous soundtrack, dominated by futuristic hip hop and trap, whose eclectic nature corresponds to the sheer diversity of the American landscape itself. Show more

2D CS 15 info
Tuesday, 11. 10. 2016
20:002DCS

Be2Can: 24 Weeks

More info

24 Weeks, the second feature by Anne Zohra Berrached, depicts the story of the TV comedian Astrid, expecting a child who has been diagnosed with Down syndrome and a serious heart condition. Already the mother of a nine-year-old daughter, she and her empathetic partner worry about the future and consider whether they should keep the unborn baby. The film, with the fabulous Julia Jentsch in the lead role, exposes through a feminist perspective a person caught up in a major moral dilemma for which there is no easy solution. The promising German director presents the key themes of a woman’s right to decide freely about the most difficult issues of her life, as well as her right not to be (either publicly or privately) judged for her choice. Berrached and her cinematographer, Friede Clausz, adroitly combine severe naturalism and refined humour, with the HD endoscopic images of an embryo evidently being the very first in cinema history. The significant, brave, emotional film was undoubtedly one of the apices of this year’s Berlinale. Show more

2D CS/ES info
Tuesday, 11. 10. 2016
21:152DCS/ES

Be2Can: American Honey

More info

The unconventional road movie with elements of a white trash romance between the reckless girl Star (Sasha Lane’s debut) and her manic mentor Jake (Shia LaBeouf) depicts a group of young outcasts selling magazines (and themselves) across the USA. Uniquely conceived by the director Andrea Arnold, it also comes across as a picaresque post-millennial dream, a lyrical subculture odyssey and a euphoric iTunes musical rolled into one. At the same time, the fascinating combination of the real and the romanticised America draws our attention to the dark side of capitalism and the country’s problems with poverty. The protagonists’ spontaneity and hedonism is juxtaposed with the onerous aspects of life on the social periphery. Andrea Arnold’s singular penmanship is further augmented by Robbie Ryan’s inventive, dynamic camerawork, capturing fickle figures in academic cuts, as well as, and most notably, a fabulous soundtrack, dominated by futuristic hip hop and trap, whose eclectic nature corresponds to the sheer diversity of the American landscape itself. Show more

2D CS 15 info
Wednesday, 12. 10. 2016
17:002DCS

Be2Can: Sieranevada

More info

Three days in the wake of the terrorist attack on the offices of the Paris weekly Charlie Hebdo, and 40 days after the death of his father, Lary, a successful doctor, is to spend the Saturday at his parents’ shoddy flat so as to commemorate the deceased. The day is expected to culminate with the arrival of a priest and a gathering. Everything has been thoroughly planned, yet nothing goes as it should, with the programme being disrupted by minor accidents, late arrivals, intrusions of unwelcome guests, a succession of squabbles. Old and new injustices are recalled, the discussion keeps turning to delicate topics. Neither those alive nor the dead are afforded peace. One of the “grandfathers” of the Romanian new wave, Cristi Puiu presents within several square metres a freak show of a variety of human types, who serve to symbolise the state of post-communist societies, trapped in stereotypes, hoaxes, ideological disputes, amidst a total absence of father figures. Sieranevada is a deadly serious comedy about living in falsity and unceasingly awaiting things that do not occur. Show more

2D CS 15 info
Wednesday, 12. 10. 2016
20:002DCS
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