Marienbad Film Festival: The Subterranean River of Czech Cinema
CIFF is delighted to show a programme of short films from Marienbad Film Festival, an international film festival in the Czech Republic focusing on works of experimental nature, contemporary moving image, expanded cinema and art and challenging films.
THE SUBTERRANEAN RIVER OF CZECH CINEMA
This selection of four short experimental films shows a diverse range of approaches within Czech contemporary experimental filmmaking and the broad focus of the Marienbad Film Festival.
TRACES, FRAGMENTS, ROOTS (STOPY, STŘEPY, KOŘENY)
Květa Přibylová | 2016 | 20 mins | Czechia
Presenting creative encounters between the human world and nature.
RETURN TO ADRIAPORT (NÁVRAT DO ADRIAPORTU)
Adéla Babanová | 2013 | 13 mins | Czechia
Mockumentary film revealing the absurdity and utopia of socialist Czechoslovakia through a story about a 1960s tunnel construction project that did not happen.
Mark Ther | 2018 | 15 mins | Czechia
A film loosely inspired by events, relying on the unique imagination of the main character, Countess Mitsuko Maria Thekla Coudenhove-Kalergi, the first Japanese woman to come to Europe at the turn of the 19th century.
ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK (KROK VPŘED, DVA KROKY VZAD)
Zbyněk Baladrán | 2019 | 10 mins | Czechia
The story of socialist Czechoslovakia propaganda around communist activist Angela Davis, showing a different perception of communism during the Cold War.