Febiofest film festival continues in a new style
If you live in the Czech Republic you might recall the popular film festival Febiofest which in recent years has taken place every January. This year it didn't happen, but that is not because the festival has disappeared, it's just that it has been moved to a new date - starting on March 31. The shift is not the only thing that has changed.
Febiofest - not a typical film festival
Celebrities at Febiofest
A number of well known filmmakers are coming to Prague. For example there's the Spanish film director Carlos Saura or Hungarian Istvan Szabo - author of the Oscar wining film 'Mefisto'. As I was told by the festival spokesman Michal Sedlacek they will take part in the new festival's project called 'Cinema of Stars'.
"Our idea is to bring to each day of the festival - which lasts eight days - one well known star, like a film director, cinematographer or famous actor. On that day the actor would be in the cinema for 24 hours and we would screen all his movies, and he could talk and discuss his movies with the fans."
Most of the films will remain in original sound version, and they will also have English or French subtitles, so even foreign visitors are widely welcome.