The 54th edition of the festival will run from June 28 to July 6. The festival will give its President's Award to cinematographer Vladimír Smutný and also feature a retrospective to Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine, including much of his earlier work. There will also be a strand commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the first chance to see the restored version of The Cremator.

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System Crasher
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother.
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Dogs Don't Wear Pants
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A White, White Day
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