Israeli Film Fest Comes to Prague’s Kino Pilotů, October 19-22

Israeli Film Fest Comes to Prague’s Kino Pilotů, October 19-22

It’s a busy week for film fests in Prague: the Bollywood Film Festival hits Kino Světozor from October 18-22, the German-language film fest Das Film come to cinemas Lucerna and Atlas during the same time, and the inaugural edition of a new film fest will compete with them both.

Kolnoa, a new festival celebrating Israeli Film, will debut this year in Prague 10’s Kino Pilotů from Thursday, October 19 to Sunday, October 22. The name of the festival comes from the Hebrew word for “cinema.” 

A selection of twelve recent films from the Israeli film industry will be presented during the fest, three of which will be having their Czech premieres.  

One of the highlights at the inaugural edition of the Kolnoa festival will be The Cakemaker (pictured at top), a drama about a German pastry chef who travels to Jerusalem. The film had its Czech premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival earlier this year, where it won a Jury Award. 

The Cakemaker director Ofir Raul Graizer and star Tim Kalkhof will both be in Prague to present the film at this year's Kolnoa festival in Kino Pilotů. 

Also featured at this year’s fest will be the 2012 French-Israeli co-production The Other Son, from director Lorraine Lévy, a drama about two boys - one Israeli and one Palestinian - who discover that they were switched at birth. 

Other highlights at this year’s Kolnoa festival include The Green Prince, an English-language documentary about the Israel-Palestine conflict, and Fill the Void, an acclaimed romantic drama that was Israel’s official submission to the 2013 Academy Awards. 

Admission to each film is 120 crowns; tickets can be purchased at the Kino Pilotů box office, or reserved by phone (+420 723 985 986) or email (kinopilotu@mimesis.cz).

Most films will be screened in their original language (often Hebrew) with Czech and English subtitles; the family movie Abulele will be presented in a Czech-dubbed version without subtitles. 

More information can be found at the Kolnoa website and official Facebook page.

Trailer for The Cakemaker

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