An additional screening of an extremely successfull historical drama Coriolanus was schedulled for May 2nd, at 11am in cinema Lucerna. There is a special price for this screening - only CZK 60. (Online sale is not available. Buy them directly at the cash desk or make a reservation at T: +420 736 431 503, +420 224 216 972). Find more abou the film here.



The Echoes of  the Days of  European Film

Kouzlo osobnosti

After the Prague and Brno part, the festival is moving to following cities and towns:

Boskovice (25. – 27. 4. 2012), Uherské Hradiště (25. – 27. 4. 2012), Jablonec nad Nisou (25. – 29. 4. 2012), Veselí nad Moravou (25. – 27. 4. 2012) and Ostrava (28. 4. – 2. 5. 2012).

We look forward to meeting you in the cinema!
Your festival team.





Jose a Pilar

The Art cinema in Brno has added an extra screening of the Portuguese film José and Pilar at 15:00 on Thursday, April 26. Pedro Almodóvar was participating on making this film from the To the Point section. The film depicts the last years of the Nobel Literature Prize winner José de Sousa Saramago as well as his peculiar view of the world and his relationship with his long-term common-law wife Pilar del Río. This extremely successful documentary won several audience awards and was shortlisted as a Portuguese candidate for Oscar nominations.

More information on the film and the screening is available here.





The Prague part of the festival will be closed today with the modern adaptation of one of Shakespeare's plays - Coriolanus - at 7pm in cinema Lucerna. The screening is almost sold out - you can try to get one of the last few tickets, or attend an additional screening on May 2nd, at 11am in cinema Lucerna. Tickets for the additional screening will cost CZK 60. (Online sale is not available. Buy them directly at the cash desk or make a reservation at T: +420 736 431 503, +420 224 216 972).

Coriolanus is a modern adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s plays.  Ralph Fiennes, has chosen a work by his compatriot for his debut as a film director, and he has joined forces with scriptwriter John Logan (GladiatorThe Aviator). Fiennes approaches Shakespeare with respect, which he confirms by the casting of brilliant actors who have played in Shakespeare’s dramas, such as Vanessa Redgrave and Brian Cox

Coriolanus won the following awards: the Austin Film Critics Association Award 2011: Breakthrough Artist Award; the British Independent Film Award 2012 for the Best Supporting Actress; Hollywood FF 2012: Hollywood Breakthrough Award – Actress of the Year; Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award 2012: Best Supporting Actress; San Francisco Critics Association Award 2012: Best Supporting Actress, and others.



The accompanying programme of the 19th Days of European Film offers two conferences: 

The aim is to present the possibilities of saving cinemas that have no money for digitisation.
Světozor cinema, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1 at 9:30 on Tuesday, April 17.


The aim of the conference is to present a new initiative of the European VoD platform (EuroVoD) and its experience in terms of technological development, acquisition, promotion and distribution of films in various VoD markets in Europe.
European House, Jungmanova 24, Praha 1 at 10:30 on Wednesday, April 18.




The entry to both conferences is free

More information in section Special events.




For: Being Italian With Signora Enrica

The screening of this romantic comedy will be accompanied by a toast with light refreshment provided by the European Commission Representation in the Czech Republic in the Lucerna cinema from 17:00.

Czech actress Květa Fialová, patron of The European Year for Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations, will also attend the event.




There was a  first screening of the 19th Days of European  Film!


The Danish-Czech historical film A Royal Affair was personally introduced by best actor in a leading role and  the Silver Bear winner Mikkel Boe Følsgaard and by the actor David Dencik. 

The  screening of the  film A Royal Affair opened  in cinema Světozor and then in cinema Lucerna  the 19th Days  of European Film. The festival will take place  till 19.4. in Prague and then will move to cinema Art in Brno (20. – 26.4.). The echoes are in the following cities:  Uherské Hradiště, Boskovice, Jablonec nad Nisou, Veselí nad Moravou a Ostrava.



Kralovska afera

The Days of European Film will be opened with the Danish-Czech historical filmA Royal Affair today. Film won two Silver Bear awards at the International Film Festival in Berlin this year (script: Rasmus Heisterberg and Nikolaj Arcel, best actor in a leading role: Mikkel Boe Følsgaard). The film will be personally introduced by the Silver Bear winner Mikkel Boe Følsgaard.

Marian Crişan, director of the film Morgen, will also take part in the opening event.

More about the screenings in the section Programme.


9.4.2012 Buy tickets for the festival films on Wednesday 11th April in cinemas Svetozor and Lucerna and pay only CZK 39!



3.4.2012 Competition on ČSFD for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare translated by Martin Hilský + 2 tickets to the closing ceremony of the Days of European Film (DEF) festival.


A competition on the ČSFD is underway on April 3-13 for The Complete Works of William Shakespeare translated by Martin Hilský + 2 tickets to the closing evening with the screening of Coriolanus (an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s drama of the same name), directed by British actor Ralph Fiennes as his debut that has been highly acclaimed by both critics and the audience. The winner will take over the book at the festival’s closing ceremony on April 19, 2012. More information on the competition’s question and rules is available on here.




30.3.2012 The concept of this year’s visual presentation of the DEF reflects a practical joke at the expense of our current society, based on discounts and bargains, and affected from all sides by the financial crisis in Europe and the world. The visual concept is reflected in the sale of tickets. We are selling them with various discounts and bonuses (such as the ticket sale on the “Slevomat” discount server, tickets for 30 crowns if bought on a concrete day, senior discounts etc). Ticket price (without discount) is 90,- Kč. This year’s innovation is online ticket sale that has been launched by Prague’s Světozor and Lucerna cinemas. Now you can not only book tickets on this web site, but also buy them online.




On 28th of March, the Press Conference in Černínský palace, Prague, took place.Here you can dowload the up-to-date press release.



19th edition of the Days of European Film will open on 12th April 2012 in the Cinema Světozor in Prague with a Czech-Danish co-production film A Royal Affair.The film will be presented by Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, who won the Silver Bear for the best leading actor for his performance in this film.

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