Two upcoming festivals showcase Argentinian and Brazilian cinema in Prague
Udo Kier in the Brazilian film Bacarau. Publicity photo

Two upcoming festivals showcase Argentinian and Brazilian cinema in Prague

Two separate but back-to-back film festivals will present Latin American cinema. Cine Argentino takes place October 24–30 at Lucerna, and Kino Brasil runs October 31–November 3 at Bio Oko. Both will present films with English and Czech subtitles. Cine Argentino is in its eighth year and will show nine films. The opening will be the crime drama Angel (El Angel / Andílek), based on a true story of a serial killer’s 1971 crime spree. The film debuted at the Un Certain Regard section at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. At the opening ceremony October 24 opening, viewers can also look forward to a demonstration of Argentine tango in the arcade of Lucerna Palace. After the film, a concert of Argentine music will be held in Lucerna’s Marble Hall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ9hnMPQKwY “As in previous years, the festival features a wide range of film genres, including the comedy My Masterpiece (Mi obra maestra / Mé mistrovské dílo) about a gallerist and painter who devise a crazy plan to get rich in the art market,” festival founder and dramaturg Jan Rybář, said. “Audiences can look forward to The Lost Brother (El otro hermano / Druhý komplic) a scary thriller from the small town of…

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Prague’s Blanka Tunnel Complex approved for operation, four years after it opens
Blanka Tunnel. via Praha.eu

Prague’s Blanka Tunnel Complex approved for operation, four years after it opens

The Blanka Tunnel Complex has been approved use, over four years after cars started driving through it. Until now, it had been in trial operation. The change in designation means little for drivers, but is a source of relief for City Hall. They will now be able to concentrate on the construction of the related inner ring road. Administration of the tunnel complex and routine maintenance will now be handled by the city’s Technical Road Administration (TSK), which operates other Prague tunnels. The trial operation occurred to detect potential shortcomings and to help automate tunnel management and maintenance. Dignitaries cut the ribbon at Blanka Tunnel in 2015. via Raymond Johnston “I took up the post, saying that the long, and, for Praguers, often unpleasant chapter on the Blanka tunnel had to close as soon as possible. Therefore, I reorganized the Municipal Investment Department and created a department purely for the inner ring road so that we can finish with approval as quickly as possible. And we succeeded today,” Deputy Minister Adam Scheinherr (Praha sobě) said on the City Hall website. The main reason for the delay was the departure of the technological equipment supplier and the original provider of the…

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