Mezipatra festival will soon move to its second half. But there is still a lot to see! On Monday at 20:30, you can go see a sensitive road movie Landlocked in Lucerna. Timothy Hall's film opens up a topic of problems between children and their trans parents. The film will be presented by its director Timothy Hall, and after the screening, it will also be available at Q&A with the character's character Nick, actor Dustin Gooch.
At the same time, but in the Světozor cinema, Daniel Sánchez López's film Boy Meets Boy will be screened. One meeting on the dance floor will change his life. The director himself will present this walk around the city of Berlin.
Cocoon / Kokon will also take you to Berlin. Fourteen-year-old Nora spends her summer vacation at home in Berlin's Kreuzberg hip district. Her older sister, who practically raised her, enjoys free time with a group of friends and drags the girl everywhere with her. Everyday boredom begins to disappear when Nora meets a free-spirited and charismatic Roma. You will see the film from 20:45 in Světozor.
You can complete your queer education on the documentary Before Stonewall from 20:00 in kino Pilotů. He historically maps the steps that led to the incident, which became a major milestone in queer culture and its struggle for equality. The film touches on a number of key topics, including the social experimentation of the tumultuous 1920s, the creation of scapegoats from gays during the McCarthy era, or the development of the early gay and lesbian rights movement in the 1950s.
Rise and shine, because Mezipatra is here tomorrow! What are the things you can’t miss on the first festival day on Thursday, 4/11? Apart from the opening ceremony at Lucerna cinema at 18:15, and The Divide, which won a Queer Palm at Cannes, it’s definitely Belgian road movie Lola. Director Laurent Micheli follows the disrupted relationship of a trans girl and her father on their journey to the sea, where they want to scatter the ashes of their beloved mother and wife. You can see the film in Světozor cinema at 20:45.
A large part of the accompanying program in Prague comprises the popular section not only form film professionals, Queering the Industry. It will take place in Svět HUB at the weekend of November 6-7, and is fully in English. The first day will start at 11 a.m. with the Festivals of the Future discussion with the representatives of young queer film festivals from Cyprus, remote parts of Italy, and Portugal. At 2 p.m., it will be followed by a discussion on casting queer characters in Who Gets to Tell Your Story?, with the representatives of queer cinema from all over Europe.
Apart from the main competition, the festival also features a selection of short films. The films, judged by a student jury, are divided into seven thematically different blocks. Eyes on You offers stories of female protagonists - among these you can look forward to Each and Every Night (Et Chaque nuit) that will bring you to an animated world full of imagination where little Lea has been seeing shiny deer-like creatures. Another one is a German movie Frida, an intimate and quiet study of the need for human closeness won the Queer Palm for Best Short Film at the Cannes Film Festival. The film In this moment / En ce moment) brings a personal analysis of two women’s fragile bond and in the details of the poetic camera captures the ups and downs of living together.
The main competition of Mezipatra Queer Film Festival will introduce ten feature films. Six of the films competing for the prize of the international jury were directed by women. One of them is the French director Catherine Corsini and her harsh social drama, The Divide (Le Fracture), about a couple whose mishap leads them to the emergency room of a Paris hospital during the Yellow Vests protests.
Mezipatra QFF celebrates life! The 22nd edition of the festival will showcase films that celebrate life at any age and the diversity of queer identity. We invite you to the Petrohradská Cinema(Petrohradská 13/438, Praha 10) on October 14 at 6:00 PM, where we will premiere the festival trailer directed by Štěpán FOK Vodrážka. During the evening, we will also present this year’s program of the festival. Join us to know which films you simply cannot miss! DJ Ncol will accompany you throughout the evening. Up-to-date info in the FB event.
The winner of Teddy Award from Berlinale and the absolute winner of last year's Mezipatra, the film No Hard Feelings is heading to Czech cinemas. We invite you to the premiere of this bold debut of Faraz Shariat, which will take place on Wednesday, October 6, in the Pilotů cinema in Vršovice. There is screening from 6:30 PM and screening from 7:00 PM , both English-friendly. Don't wait any longer to buy your ticket! You can also find up-to-date information on the Facebook event. After the screening, feel free to join us for a little after-party with music just around the corner in Patra (Krymská 17, Praha 10). Everyone with a film ticket gets a free welcome drink!
Festival passes for the 22nd edition of Mezipatra QFF are now on sale. There is only a limited number available, so do not hesitate to use the offer of 7 films for the price of 5. You can buy the passes for CZK 690 in Prague at the Lucerna, Světozor and Pilotů cinemas, and at the Art cinema in Brno. Either at the box office or online (except for the Pilotů cinema in Vršovice). They will be on sale until October 14, 2021, when we will reveal the full program. After that, you can exchange them at the box offices of the respective cinemas for tickets to specific films.