The 14th edition of FebioFest, Prague’s International Film, Television and Video Festival ( March 22-30 ), which features 270 films from 62 countries of the world presented in the 30 sections, and hosted in 30 cinema halls,
has established itself as one of the major European festival appointments for International cinema.
Great emphasis on Italian cinematography thanks to an extensive number of titles, starting with a particularly prestigious section: “Contemporary Italian Women Cinema”, dedicated to the Italian women directors who in the last years were singled out for making films characterized by strong characters and extreme values, consists of 8 films, starting with the most recent: Dark Sea by Roberta Torre, As the Shadow by Marina Spada, Don’t Tell and ending with
The section “Young European Cinema” presents Cover Boy: l'ultima rivoluzione by Carmine Amoroso, while the “New International Releases” section features Le rose del deserto by Mario Monicelli, to whom the festival also pays tribute by presenting 3 other films from his long career: “L’armata Brancaleone”(1966), “Caro Michele “(1976) and “Speriamo che sia Femmina” (1985).
Other tributes include directors Pier Paolo Pasolini and Ermanno Olmi, whose films are presented in the section “Spiritual Cinema”, “Il vangelo secondo Matteo” (1964) and “L’Albero degli zoccoli (1977). Finally, the festival’s tribute to Otar Ioselliani, will also include 2 films co-produced by Mikado Lunedì mattina and “Giardini in Autunno" (2006).
After the conclusion of the festival on March 30th, the event moves on to be hosted in 10 other Czech cities and in 8 Slovakian ones.