“We have chosen 34 movies out of the selection of 180 feature films that appeared on the festival programme. Some of them will be distributed to other cinemas, most of them however will be just be screened in Prague as a part of the Echoes,” said Ivo Andrle, who is the artistic director of the festival.
Deep dramas as well as comedies with all-star casts
The Echoes will feature films by other famous directors as well, such as David Cronenberg. In his new movie Cosmopolis he explores the dark sides of the economic crisis through the eyes of a Wall Street rising star that drives a luxury limousine. In his all-star cast movie Moonrise Kingdom, director Anderson explores what happens in a small town when two twelve-year kids run away into the wilderness. The movie stars Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Harvey Keitel are amongst others.
From Cannes, Sundance or Montreal
The festival also features movies that have already been awarded. The first movie by up-and-coming American director Benh Zeitlin called Beasts of the Southern Wild has wonat theSundance festival and was awarded at IMF in Cannes. The post-apocalyptic film tells a story of a six-year old girl that lives with her father at a far-flung community. The second movie made by Belgium director Geoffrey Enthoven, Hasta la vista! It is about a barrier-free brothel, the film has received Big Prize at IMF in Montreal.
Alternative worlds are In
In his parody movie Iron Sky, Finish director Tim Vuorensola offers a story of an alternative 2nd World War history describing how Nazis hid in the right moment at the other side of the Moon and planned to attack the Earth in the right moment. Seven world film-makers, such as Benicio Del Toro, met to create the featured-length movie made of 7 chapters and called Seven Days in Havana. Each of the directors offers his own portrait of this inspirational Cuban city.