Just like yesterday, the core of Kinečko film magazine has come together to bring you a couple of hot tips and recommendations for today.
Eva Križková: April’s Daughter, Kino Nostalgia, 5:30 p.m.
I first encountered this film in Karlovy Vary when the director Václav Kadrnka, a great friend of Kinečko magazine, insisted I go and see it. When he argued it was the absolute top of the contemporary world cinema, he sounded so convinced that I really did get up early in the morning and sit on the floor of a crowded screening room during its first morning showing. It was well worth it. April’s Daughter is strong in its social commitment in a manner typical of the current Latin American cinema as well as unique thanks to its original story, balancing on the edges of crime film, thriller and family drama. If you have seen and enjoyed the Brazilian film A Wolf at the Door (O Lobo atrás da Porta, 2013), you simply can’t miss out on April’s Daughter.
Saša Gabrižová: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Kino Nostalgia, 8 p.m.
In our interview, the actor and director Jean-Marc Barr said that a quality film (in general) will make the viewer forget they’re sitting in a dark room and watching an audiovisual creation. The story will become part of them and question the little certainties they’d never doubted before. I think this awaits every audience member of the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. It’s been a while since I last enjoyed such a vivid portrayal and depth of characters, be it main or supporting ones. Round, realistic heroes without a hint of black and white flatness. Serious situations lightened with humour. The whole thing reminds of Fargo, perhaps because of its lead actress Frances McDormand. This film has been collecting audience awards at festivals all around the world (Toronto, San Sebastian, and best screenplay in Venice) and there is no wondering why.