The spring in Brussels belongs to film events and Czech Centre Brussels goes with the flow with its programme of film screenings and festivals in Brussels and in Ghent. This year’s Film Spring is mainly defined by new documentary films produced in the Czech Republic, but feature films and animation will not be left behind.
Reminiscence of Centenary of the Czech and Slovak statehood in the form of docu-fiction “Talks with TGM” will open the Echoes of International Documentary Film Festival Ji.hlava in the European Parliament in February; the Echoes will continue with screenings and masterclasses at RITCS and KASK schools (Brussels and Ghent), followed by the screenings of internationally awarded documentaries “The Central Bus Station” (by Tomáš Elšík), “The Silence of Others” (produced by Pedro Almódovar) and “The Waldheim Waltz” (best documentary of 67th Berlinale) at Cinéma Aventure (Brussels).
Documentary part of our programme includes also Millenium festival inviting two Czech documentaries this March and, obviously, the one of the highlights of Brussels documentary season – One World in Brussels 2019, a 13th edition of the series of screenings and debates with human rights defenders and activists. One World in Brussels 2019 revolves around the topic of “Safe Proximity” and raises the questions of identity, divided society and common values.
Czech animation will be represented by young filmmaker Tereza Kovandová who will introduce her film “Bloody Fairy Tales” during ANIMA 2019 in March. A a very remarkable feature film “Domestique” will be a part of this year’s Offscreen festival, and the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the self-immolation of student Jan Palach will be remembered in the House of the European History on 20th March with screening of the new film by Robert Sedláček.
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