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Cinema Mundi shows the best from world cinema

Out of the films nominated for Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, festival screens A Separation and Bullhead.

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The third year of the international film festival called Cinema Mundi is about to start in Brno. During the next week, the audience will have a chance to see about sixty films in the Velký Špalíček Palace Cinema, Břetislav Bakala Hall and for the first time also in the Lucerna Cinema.

Mainly the films from all over the world that competed for the Foreign language Academy Award- Oscar statuette will be seen.

Out of five films that were nominated this year, the Festival introduces two titles. One is a winner of this year’s competition; apart from the Gold statuette, the film A Separation received tens of other awards in the world. The film is about the break-up of an Iranian family and is based on the quality scenario.

Belgian Bullhead, which mixes avant-garde crime film and psychodrama is another nominee for an Oscar. The movie star, Mattias Schoenaerts gave a really outstanding performance.

The main section will be accompanied by the films that received a world reputation. The audience can look forward to e.g. Elite troops No 2: Inner enemy. Director José Padilha shot the free follow up episode of the previous film that describes the bloody destiny of a special police troop. The film became a great hit in its native Brazil.

The side programme line focusses on the contemporary Baltic movie. The Estonian director Sulev Keedus is coming in person to introduce two of his films- The letters for angel and Georgica.

The Festival welcomes also others guests-director Martin Šulik will accompany the film Gipsy that was awarded at the Film Festival in Karlovy Vary, actor Karel Roden supports the film called Lidice that gained great interest among audiences, and the delegation of the Forman film Amadeus formed by artist Theodor Pištěk, cameraperson Miroslav Ondříček and film architect Karel Černý.

There will be also a rich accompanying programme during the Festival; its main part takes place in the Mersey Club. The audience may look forward to a concert of the Ukulele Orchestra in Brno on Thursday March, 1st or seminars about Latin-American dance on Monday March 5th.

As in the previous years, the Masaryk university students participate in the organisation of Cinema Mundi. Besides the translation of the subtitles for the films, the students are engaged in the preparation of workshops and the instructor’s introduction to the films. Additionally, a board formed by students will also this year choose the best films of the Festival- the results will be announced at the end of the Festival on Wednesday March, 7th.