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FINÁLE PLZEŇ 2021

Finále Plzeň propose une radiographie des dernières productions tchèques

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- Des favoris des festivals, des premières et des coproductions tchèques : l’événement va proposer tout un parcours des saisons 2020 et 2021 du cinéma national

Finále Plzeň propose une radiographie des dernières productions tchèques
Saving One Who Was Dead de Václav Kadrnka

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Czech productions from 2020 and 2021 will be screened at Finále Plzeň, the annual showcase for domestic cinema. Michaela Pavlátová’s animated drama My Sunny Maad [+lire aussi :
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interview : Michaela Pavlátová
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will open the 34th edition of the festival, which hosts five competition sections. Olmo Omerzu’s Bird Atlas [+lire aussi :
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interview : Olmo Omerzu
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, Jan Foukal’s Two Ships [+lire aussi :
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interview : Jan Foukal
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, Václav Kadrnka’s Saving One Who Was Dead [+lire aussi :
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interview : Václav Kadrnka
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and Šimon Holý’s Mirrors in the Dark [+lire aussi :
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interview : Šimon Holý
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will be competing in the Feature Live Action or Animated Film Competition right after their Karlovy Vary world premieres. They will be joined by the Golden Bear-winning Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn [+lire aussi :
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, by Radu Jude, and Bohdan Sláma’s Shadow Country [+lire aussi :
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, the best film of 2020 according to Czech film critics (read the news). Documentary films including  the road movie Once Upon a Time in Poland [+lire aussi :
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, by Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda; Athanor – The Alchemical Furnace [+lire aussi :
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interview : Adam Oľha
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by Adam Olha and Jan Danhel; and Jindřich Andrš’s A New Shift [+lire aussi :
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will face strong competition from domestic box-office hit Caught in the Net, directed by Barbora Chalupová and Vít Klusák (read the news). The other competitive sections are dedicated to feature and miniseries television production, episodic and online production, and student films.  

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Traditionally, Finále Plzeň brings a sneak peek of new films in a series of domestic avant-premieres. Among them will be Peter Kerekes’s docudrama 107 Mothers [+lire aussi :
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interview : Peter Kerekes
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, which has just won the Award for Best Screenplay in the Orizzonti sidebar at the Venice Film Festival; the Berlinale-premiered co-production Je Suis Karl [+lire aussi :
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interview : Christian Schwochow
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, directed by Christian Schwochow; the animated road movie Even Mice Belong in Heaven, by Jan Bubeníček and Denisa Grimmová; Jan P. Matuszyński’s drama Leave No Traces [+lire aussi :
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interview : Jan P. Matuszyński
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and Bogdan George Apetri’s Unidentified [+lire aussi :
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. Co-production projects will have their own special section, which will this year introduce the epic family fairytale Dragon Princess; a thriller based on the Tony-winning play Oslo directed by Bartlett Sher; The Year Before the War [+lire aussi :
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interview : Dāvis Sīmanis
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, a historical mystification directed by Dāvis Sīmanis; and Šarūnas Bartas’ drama In the Dusk [+lire aussi :
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interview : Sharunas Bartas
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The cinemas of two European countries will be in the festival's focus: Germany and Poland. The selection of Polish films consists mainly of recent award-winning oeuvres, which include Jan Komasa’s Corpus Christi [+lire aussi :
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interview : Bartosz Bielenia
interview : Jan Komasa
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, Piotr Domalewski’s I Never Cry [+lire aussi :
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interview : Piotr Domalewski
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and Marius Wilczynski’s animated, semi-autobiographical drama Kill It and Leave This Town [+lire aussi :
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interview : Mariusz Wilczyński
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. German cinema will be represented by Eline Gehring’s Nico, which follows a German-Persian nurse and the fallout of a xenophobic attack perpetrated against her; Joséphine Demerliac’s The Sun is Burning, a drama about a generation in living in a society where globalisation and the social media revolution have severely disrupted our models of love; and Maxim Melnyk’s documentary Schönborn.

The 34th edition of Finále Plzeň runs from 24-29 September, and the full line-up is available here.

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