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The programmes are under thirty minutes and will be screened in a special VR cinema offering up to thirty helmets and seating on swivel chairs. The films are either without dialogue or in English.
How much is the ticket? CZK 150
To the movies with a test? We're following the government's current anti-Covid-19 regulations. You can prove that you're not infectious.
Screening is part of the Febiofest.
Poupětova 1, Prague 7
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The very first selection of films in the Virtual Reality section of the Prague IFF – Febiofest offers a daring journey into crazy, bizarre, dreamlike, and harshly real worlds. The audience will be able to enjoy several types of VR works in a 360-degree format and in three thematic programmes. For young audiences there are three animated films without dialogue, so that even the youngest ones can understand them. Our selection of art films will take the audience to various fantastic worlds, while the third thematic programme will bring joy to documentary lovers.
The Curious Life of Bill Mont
Katrina Sorrentino, Andrea Patiño Contreras | USA, Canada | 2020 | 9 min
From the moment Bill Mont wakes up in his bedroom, it is clear that this 89-year-old adventurer is in a good mood. A big, cuddly Mickey Mouse is watching him from his place next to the TV, wearing a witch suit from Fantasia. And the VR film itself delves into the fantasy of the ageing Bill. His imagination is still quite vivid – what would it be like, for example, to send the ashes of the dead to the moon?
Marcos Louit, Patricia Diaz | Cuba | 2020 | 14 min
In the south of Cuba, traditional rituals combining animism, voodoo and some Christian traditions are still held. One of these festivities is Bembé, which can last for seven long days. The viewer gets immersed into the heart of a ritual full of dancing, singing, and blood. The authentic film with an almost hypnotic atmosphere premièred last year at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
Michael Ilako, Isa Paul Mohamed | South Africa | 2020 | 7 min
Ethan could have ended up like many others who have dropped out of school and become homeless. Just like the roughly 40% of teenagers who face this fate in South Africa, according to statistics. Instead, he decided to try to be different. He started skateboarding and writing his own rap music. The inspiring film was created to open up opportunities for young people to work in creative professions that are still underdeveloped in South Africa.