• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Friday Cinema:

Echoes of the Mezipatra 2021 festival

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Accessible with hearing loss

Screenings begin at:
5 pm Matthias & Maxime
7.15 pm And Then We Danced
9.30 pm Injection – Explosion – Destruction

15 min break between screenings

Admission fee to projections is included in the gallery admission.


The last film by Xavier Dolan, a Georgian festival winner and a dose of decadent short films.

Matthias & Maxime (CAN, 2019, 119 min)

Hidden feelings come to light and threaten the bond of a group of friends in their late 20s.

Directed by: Xavier Dolan
Screenplay: Xavier Dolan
Cast: Gabriel D'Almeida Freitas, Xavier Dolan, Anne Dorval, Micheline Bernard, Catherine Brunet

In French with Czech subtitles

And Then We Danced (SWE / GE / F, 2019, 113 min)

A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak.

Directed by: Levan Akin
Screenplay: Levan Akin
Cast: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakhishvili

In Georgian with Czech subtitles

Injection – Explosion – Destruction. A dose of strange, decadent and explosive films with hyperbole, 69 min)

A slight horror story about one missed love, a Lynchesque ride fleeing the law, Eleganza ExtravaBunkerGanzza, a candle commercial produced by a computer, and twisted characters like from a midnight film about the consequences of unintended drug use. Find more about each film on the Mezipatra website.

In French/Portuguese/English with Czech subtitles

Mezipatra is a queer film festival organised by civil associations Mezipatra and STUD Brno. Each year it presents around a hundred Czech and foreign films with LGBTQ+ themes and their authors. The films are awarded by an expert jury within a prestigious international competition of international films. Accompanying discussions, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and parties are an integral part of the programme. The main part of the festival takes place in Prague and Brno and the form of echoes in selected Czech cities.