The 38th annual Summer Film School pulls crowds to Uherské Hradiště
The 38th annual Summer Film School festival, that took place in Uherské Hradiště last week, attracted over 5000 visitors. This year’s program was mainly focused on Hungarian film and the history of movies in general.
“This year we’ve had multi award winning directors Carlos Saura, István Szabó and Abbas Kiarostami, who also received our annual Czech film association awards, we had many Czech guests and we also had other famous foreign guests, for example Marcel Jankovic, as well as Sri Lankan director Vimukhti Jayasundara. What also makes the Summer Film School so special is the fact that ordinary visitors can simply meet these artist in the streets, cafés, restaurants and have a chat with them, rather than these talks being restricted just to film classes or discussions, which isn’t usual at film festivals.”
“It provides a lot of very interesting movies and a lot of interesting guests, who you can chat to over a beer. It is this freedom that I like on this festival.”
“It hasn’t ever disappointed me, especially its originality. The silent movies and live music are always a big experience.”
“I am a film historian so I guess you could say I am here on business. I have been visiting this festival regularly for a long time already because it was always an event that showed films one wouldn’t see anywhere else.”
Finally I asked Ms Korena about what country they planed to focus on next year and why she thinks English speakers might enjoy this festival as well.
Apart from the beautiful venue offering a rich choice of films to see, the annual festival also offers a number of concerts, exhibitions and film classes.