– Apart from bringing the classics of the genre back to the big screen, the annual event in Český Šternberk presents new works inspired by film noir
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the 10the edition of the annual Czech gathering of genre Noir Film Fest, held in the middle of 13the century castle of Český Šternberk, will focus on Spanish and Czechoslovakian film noir. Although the genre has become widely popular in American cinema, the festival’s programmers take a tour of different national cinemas highlighting black films. After the diversion of Bollywood from the previous edition, they return to Europe. The special section dedicated to Spanish noir will screen the well-known death of a cyclist (1955), directed by Juan Antonio Bardemalong with less exposed titles like 1969’s Dithyrambstarring film director Gonzalo Suarez in the title role of a journalist hired by a wealthy widow to exact revenge on her late husband’s ex-lover. The Spanish film noir list also includes Jose Antonio Conde‘s red fish (1955), Francisco Rovira BeletaThe hottest movie of 1956 Express train from Andalusia, Y Antonio Santillan‘s the glass eye (1956), adapted from a short story by the American writer cornel woolrich.
Following the tradition of the festival, the poster includes national films inspired by film noir. The Czechoslovak noir quintuple includes 1946 A dead man among the living by Borivoj Zeman1959 Wake up by Jiří Krejčík1962 The boxer and death directed by Pedro Solan1921 the poisoned light directed by Jan S. Kolar Y Karel Lamackand 1957 the wolf trap by Jiří Weiss. Special Screenings will include two more recent titles in episodic format. “I am very happy that we can present the Czech TV miniseries Yvettedirected by miguel samirabout the beginnings of the stellar career of the Czech singer Iveta Bartosova and his colleague petr sepes. A femme fatale, a homme fatale, a fateful encounter, a star image and stunning visuals are typical aspects of noir, so this series definitely belongs in our festival lineup,” he said. Jana Bebarová about the selection. “The mission of our festival is to highlight the diversity of the noir phenomenon and appreciate underrated titles, which I believe Yvette is,” he adds. The other miniseries is the police series. red, which follows military prosecutor Roman Rédl in early 1990s Czechoslovakia as he solves an organized crime case involving the escaped Soviet Army. The series is Czech Television’s response to quality television, directed by Jan Hrebeck (Teacher [+lee también:
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The main thematic section of this year’s edition, titled Blacklisted, will focus on prominent Hollywood figures whose voices were silenced with the advent of the blacklist in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The section will screen, among others, Abraham Polonsky‘s evil force (1948), jules dasin‘s Thieves Highway (1949), and John Berry1951 movie ran all the way. In addition to classic film noir films, the festival’s programmers have also prepared a focus on a modern incarnation of the genre, namely the david fincher. Dark Visions of David Fincher retrospective will include influential works by the filmmaker Fight Club, girl is gone, Se7en, The girl with the dragon tattoo [+lee también:
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the 10the The Noir Film Fest edition will take place from August 17 to 21 at the Šternberk castle, in the Czech Republic. The full program is available here.