The Old Print Works is a great community space hiding in plain sight on the Moseley Road hosting cutting edge arts events and a welcoming environment for designers and exhibitions. The film festival has  a great mix of events across five stages hosted by Czech architects MAK. The surreal and unsettling Czech romp You Are a Widow, Sir (dir: Václav Vorlíček, 1971) screens on the sci-fi comedy stage along with Polish cult comedy Sexmission (dir: Juliusz Machulski, 1984). The silent movies stage with live piano features the eye slicing chaos of Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali’s Un Chien Andalou (1929), Jacques Tati’s charmingly confused M. Hulot out of step with modernity in Playtime (1967) and Chaplin’s most significant film Modern Times (1936). The real treat for us though is on the animated children’s stage, a three hour loop of the gloriously inept animated Czech handymen Pat and Mat. In our humble opinion two of the greatest characters ever to grace the small screen. What an absolute treat this event promises to be. There’s also video art, graffiti, furniture making, cooking, eating and music. That’s our Saturday sorted.

Sat 10 Sep 3pm to 10pm at Old Print Works, 506 Moseley Road, Birmingham B12 9AH Free

Sat 10 Sep
Giles Logan
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Mon 1 Aug 2016