Earlier this summer, Prague 6 arthouse cinema Kino Dlabačov debuted a boon for non-Czech-speaking cinephiles in the Czech capital: weekly screenings of foreign-language films with English subtitles, a rarity on the Prague cinema scene.
Recently, Kino Dlabačov has expanded their English-friendly offerings with weekly nights that pair a double bill of features, one in English and a second in a foreign language with English subtitles.
“We’ve hand-picked films for the double-bills that we have enjoyed ourselves,” Dlabačov program coordinator Marek Škarpa stated in a press release.
“With tried-and-tested titles such as Phantom Thread, The Florida Project, and You Were Never Really Here, we know that audiences are in for a treat. These films picked up considerable acclaim, and especially in the case of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, not a few awards.”
Every Monday or Tuesday night throughout October, Kino Dlabačov will showcase a doubel feature that pairs recent English-language awards-season favorites with a foreign-language feature that English-speakers in Prague may have missed.
All films are screened with English and Czech subtitles, and can be seen for the low-low price of 100 CZK – – half of what you’d pay in a Prague multiplex.
The English-friendly nights at Dlabačov kick off tonight, October 1, with a screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread, one of my favorite films from the past year, at 19:00. It will be followed by Maren Ade’s Oscar-nominated Toni Erdmann, which the BBC rated as one of the top 100 comedies ever made in a 2017 poll.
Here’s the full October schedule for Kino Dlabačov’s English-friendly evenings:
October 1 (Monday):
19:00: Phantom Thread
21:00: Toni Erdmann
October 9 (Tuesday):
19:00: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
21:00: Hedi (Hedi Inhebek, Tunisia, 2016)
October 16 (Tuesday):
19:00: The Florida Project
21:00: Things to Come (L’avenir, France, 2016)
October 22 (Monday):
19:00: You Were Never Really Here
21:00: Sierranevada (Romania, 2016)
19:00: The Death of Stalin
21:00: The Innocents (Les innocentes, France, 2016)
Recently renovated with 4K projection capabilities and 7.1 surround sound, Kino Dlabačov can be found underneath the Hotel Pyramida in Prague 6, just past Prague Castle at the Malovanka tram and bus stop.
Pictured at top: Isabelle Huppert in Things to Come; Huppert, by the way, was in the Czech Republic earlier this year to shoot episode 3 of Amazon’s upcoming series The Romanoffs.