Another May weekend passed, for some it was rainy, for other sunny and Californian, but there was also a climate of Czech absurd. The KAN Team have just returned from Cieszyn, where the sixteenth edition of the Film Review Cinema on the Border has just ended.
This year's review of Czech and Polish cinema among others involved a retrospective of the Kurt Weber and Janusz Majewski duet, a Slovak accent of the poet, photograph and director Dušan Hanák, an adaptation of Jaroslav Hašek's and Franz Kafka's novels. There was no chance of taking advantage of the beautiful weather to sit along the Olza or enjoy fried cheese washed down with unmistakable Czech beer - from dawn till dusk we would roam between the Adam Mickiewicz Theatre, the Piast cinema and the Czech Central cinema. The evenings following the screenings featured Bokka's, Dr Misio's and Pudding Pani Elvisowej concerts. It was also pleasant to see a KAN contestant on an international festival. The movie Dívka ze skříně, known to the Polish audience as Dziewczyna z szafy by Bodo Kox, had its screening also for the Czech audience. The Cinema on the Border review is not much older than us and has won last year's Polish Film Institute's award for the best International Film Event of 2013. We admit that we enjoy such successes, big and small alike!
For six days in Cieszyn we have charged up our batteries and move on to vigorously select the films for our summer KAN review! See you soon!