Circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children Milly and Joe to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.
An exciting new film fest from the Czech Republic and Slovakia!
This year, in keeping with the current trend in filmmaking of telling real life stories, several of these are included in the festival’s program. For instance, the excellent opening night feature, a Czech Film Critics 2018 Winner JAN PALACH, is a reenactment of the last months in the life of a history student who ultimately became a part of history himself. Or David Ondrícek’s DUKLA 61, one of the most remarkable Czech TV productions of recent times examines the largest Czech mining disaster of the Communist era through the eyes of a man working at the mine along with his son. Last but not least, the documentary ROBERT VANO – THE STORY OF A MAN/ROBERT VANO - PRÍBEH CLOVEKA is about the famous Slovak photographer now once again living in the Czech Republic after decades spent in the US. His is a fascinating life story with some truly unexpected twists and turns.
For our comedies this year, don’t miss Miloš Forman’s Oscar nominated masterpiece THE FIREMEN’S BALL / HORÍ MÁ PANENKO from 1967 or our closing night international premiere of Rudolf Havlík’s excellent comedy WHAT MEN LONG FOR/PO CEM MUŽI TOUŽÍ – the biggest box office hit of 2018 which surpassed even the biggest US blockbusters in popularity.
Accompanying our feature films, this year, as with previous years, we are also particularly pleased to be able to screen some of the best award-winning shorts such as FRUITS OF CLOUDS / PLODY MRAKU or THE LAST BUS/POSLEDNÝ AUTOBUS, to name just a couple.
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