Our first press release unveils the program framework and graphic design


The Marienbad Film Festival Retrospective section will feature Petr Lébl, the legendary director, actor, visual artist and creative director of the Na Zábradlí theater. This year it will mark 20 years since his passing. While primarily known for his theater work, the festival will focus on Lébl’s work as television director. It will also present other directors’ viewpoints of his life and work. Festival Art Director Lubomír Konečný comments “We want to present Petr Lébl as a filmmaker. We will review the features, reportages and debate shows he created for Czech Television. We will also screen recordings of his theater productions”.

The new Extravaganza section will bring to life a Cinema-Café, a brand-new location created specifically for the festival. It will serve up some delicious spectator favorites.

The workshop style section Forum Marienbad will discover experimentally minded films from across the world selected from and international open call. Festival Director Zuzana Stejskalová comments “We received 142 works from 32 countries in our fourth festival iteration. The festival provides an opportunity for presentation. A key condition of this section is the physical presence of the filmmakers in Mariánské Lázně”.

The Theatre Electrique section will direct its attention towards experimental filmmaking and narration in the Czech Republic. Cinema Excelsior will focus on the work of a selected international creator.

See the press release for more information.