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Actor Woody Harrelson to visit Prague’s Febiofest festival

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American actor Woody Harrelson, 58, known from the title role in Czech-born Milos Forman’s The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996), will visit the Febiofest international film festival to be held in Prague on March 19-27, program director Nikolaj Nikitin told reporters today.

Harrelson will accompany Israeli-American film director Oren Moverman, 53, who will be awarded at the 27th festival’s gala opening. They both will introduce the screening of Rampart (2011) drama film, in which Harrelson appeared in a main role.

Moverman’s film The Messenger (2009), starring Harrelson as well, was nominated for Oscar Academy Award in two categories, the Best Supporting Actor for Harrelson and the Best Original Screenplay for Moverman and Alessandro Camon.

The festival will present its Kristian awards for lifelong contribution to cinematography to Czech actress Iva Janzurova, 78, Slovak actor and writer Milan Lasica, 80, and Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda, 57, Nikitin added.

The festival will open with the screening of Charlatan (2020), a biographical drama directed by Polish Agnieszka Holland, with Czech actor Ivan Trojan in the leading role. The film was premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in January.

The main program of the Febiofest will take place in 12 halls of the CineStar Andel multiplex, in the Ponrepo cinema of the National Film Archive and the Edison Filmhub cinema in Prague.

The Prague part of the event will close with the screening of The Truth (2019) by Koree-da, which had the world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival, starring French actresses Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche and American Ethan Hawk.

Afterward, the festival will tour the regions.

The Febiofest program is divided into 14 sections.

A new competition of comedies will accompany the main competition of author’s films from all over the world.

The main competition of debuts and second films by starting directors will this time focus on the themes of human dignity and power of personality. This section will be newly assessed by a professional jury comprised of Czech actor and director Jiri Madl, Hungarian director Ildiko Enyedi and Canadian director Denis Cote.

Febiofest, which attracted some 70,000 viewers together in Prague and in the regions last year, will offer more than 100 films this year.

More information is available on the www.febiofest.cz website.

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