We finished the Prague part of the festival and waved goodbye to our great foreign guests. We have handed over the prizes to the winning films - the main feature film Beach Rats and the short film Transition (Tranzicija). And then we have danced through the night. However, the show goes on! Mezipatra in Brno will officially start on Thursday Nov. 10 with the Opening at 7:00 pm in Scala cinema. Before then, you can visit the opening of the Be Your Own Champion exhibition on Wednesday Nov. 9 from 6:00 pm at ArtBar Druhý Pád.
Frankie lives with his younger sister, mother and fatally ill father. He fights bitterness and frustration with drinking with a questionable bunch of friends, taking drugs and having occasional sex with older men. Director Eliza Hittman's film Beach Rats, which dazzled the audience in Cannes, won the Grand Jury prize at 18th Mezipatra. You can see the melancholic coming-of-age film at 8:30 pm in Světozor cinema. As a bonus you will see the awarded short film Transition (Tranzicija) on the beginning.
International Feature Film Competition
The main jury consisting of Hana Kulhánková, former director of the One World, Iris Prize-winner Berwyn Rowlands and critic and art curator Zuzana Štefková honored the best film in the main feature film competition. The award goes to a stunt from Sundance festival Beach Rats.
The main jury has been selecting the best feature film of the 18th Mezipatra for the whole week. Today during the closing ceremony, you will find out the winner! You'll have the chance to see this film in Světozor cinema on Thursday at 8:30 pm. Get your ticket on the cinema's website!
The 18th Mezipatra is ending today, but there's still plenty to look forward to. We'll show Pedro Almodóvar's legendaryAll About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre). And your guides for the closing gala will be the queens of refreshments from Vývařovna foodblog.
Biographical drama Tom of Finland tells the eventful fate of Finnish queer artist Touko Laaksonen, famous for his drawings of uniformed masculine men. Even though he was not able to create freely for a long time, he put his work into the fantasies of many not only gay men. The film was screened as the opening film at Mezipater, and recieved stormy ovations. Come see it at Lucerna cinema from 8:30 pm. The film is presented in cooperation with AČFK.
University teacher Will demonstrates that with humor you can fight even against the evil fate. He underwent a severe infection in 2011, due to which he lost all the limbs. His only hope is experimental treatment when doctors transplant the hands of a human donor. The documentary Stumped about unique strength and determination will be screened at 6:30 pm at Kino 35.
The Japanese film Close-Knit (Karera ga Honki de Amu toki wa) follows the story of little Tomo whose her mother leaves alone. So she begins to live with her uncle, where she meets his trans girlfriend Rinko. Film contemplation over family, maternity and how to perceive the world with children's eyes. The screening starts at 6 pm at Světozor cinema.