Malaysia gets ready to host first Czech Film Festival

Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Czech Film FestivalHere’s a piece of good news for international movie enthusiasts in Malaysia. Some of the best movies from the Czech Republic will be screened in the Asian country from March 9 to 12 as its Malaysian embassy will bring in five outstanding movies in conjunction with the republic’s first film festival in Malaysia.


The opening of the Czech Film Festival took place today.


The five movies with different genres will be played at three selected Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) namely Pavilion KL, Mid Valley and 1Utama, Czech Republic Ambassador to Malaysia, Rudolf Hykl said.


The Czech Republic has rich and accomplished history of film making, he said adding that bringing the movies in Malaysia was part of the embassy’s effort to reach international audiences.


Hykl said that the movies covered a whole range of topics from medieval history through episodes from World War II and stories of recent times.


The movies include Oscar winner for the best foreign film in 1996 “Kolya” that tells the story of a womanising musician, who ends up with his 5-year old boy after his young wife flees overseas, and Oscar nominated “Elementary School”, a movie that portrays school environment in Czechoslovakia after World War II.


The four-day film festival is organised and funded by the embassy in collaboration with GSC and Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

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