10th International 70mm Festival from 17-19 April, in
Krnov, Czech Republic
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C. M. Wolthuis. International 70mm Publishers, Arnhem, The Netherlands
of the Kino Mir 70 cinema, Mr. Pavel Tomasek welcomes you to KRRR! Image
from KRRR!'s Facebook page. Used by permission
(pronunciation: kurnof, Latin: Carnovia) is a little town in the north east
of the Czech Republic, on the Opava River, near the Polish border.
The city was founded in 1221. Krnov has an 18th-century castle, several
churches and abbeys as well as a lookout tower from 1903. The Krnov
Synagogue is one of the few large synagogues to have survived the Nazi
occupation of Europe. Its industrial center manufactures textiles
(especially woolens), beverages (including the most popular Czech soft drink
Kofola) and musical instruments (notably organs and guitars). It is also a
summer resort and a winter sport area with close access to the Jeseniky
Mountains, the second-highest mountain range in the country.
Their 70mm festival is unique, because they always screen a few Russian
co-productions which mostly have never been released in Europe. Last year
during the 9th 70mm festival they screened a lot of famous 70mm films, like
Khartoum (GB – 1966) The Flying Hussars Squadron (USSR- 1982)
Tchaikowsky (USSR – 1969) Hamlet (GB – 1996) Ryan's
Daughter (GB -1970) Anna Karenina (1967 – USSR), etc.
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KRRR! 10th 70mm Film Fest Krnov 2015
Gallery: 10th 70mm Seminar
KINO MIR 70'S 70MM
Means not only Krnov,
but also a sound of
in to the 70mm Seminar. Image from KRRR!'s Facebook page. Used by permission
program for this year (17-19 April) is not yet complete, a few titles are
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) famous musical filmed in Todd-AO 35,
Vertigo (1958) Originally filmed in VistaVision and in 1996 restored and
re-released in 70mm , The Wild Bunch (1969) a Panavision 70mm
blow-up, and SOKOLOVO (1975), an international co-production from
Barrandov Studio (Czechoslovakia) en Mosfilm (USSR) directed by Otakar Vavra,
filmed in 35mm anamorphic widescreen and in the Soviet Union mostly screened
as 70mm blowup. The scenario is partly based on the memoires of general
Ludvik Svoboda later president of Czechoslovakia (1968-1975). We are looking
forward with high expectations to the other part of the program.
The “Kino MIR 70” also offers sandwiches, goulash soups, drinks and more
during the festival.
How to travel from Germany to Krnov by plane, train
Seminar Breakfast. Image from KRRR!'s Facebook page. Used by permission
You arrive at the Prague Airport (PRG) and then you can go by plane from
Prague to Ostrava Airport (OSR), then by train from Ostrava to Krnov -
Hlavní nádraží (Krnov - Main Station). Or from Prague to Krnov by train
(change in Olomouc).
By train and bus:
Traveling from Germany to Krnov: With the Europe Special Ticket by the
German Bundesbahn you can travel to Nürnberg. Outside the Main trainstation
there is a Deutsche Bahn Bus going nonstop from Nürnberg to Praha/Prague
train station. The Bus is very comfortable, they serve little snacks and
drinks. There is also a toilette on board. Reserved seats, you book the
cheap ticket via Internet. From Praha there is a fast train going to
Olomouc, there you change train to a regional slow train going from Olomouc
to Krnov (about 2 hours ).
There are different cheap hotels in Krnov, see booking.com. Nearest to the
cinema are Hotel PEPA or Hotel STEIGER (this is the better one, but about
300 m more walking distance to the KINO MIR 70). Hope to see you in KRNOV!
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