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The presence of a popular Czech actor is set to be one of the highlights at this year’s Czech Film Festival Queenstown.

The festival, which begins on October 15, follows the inaugural event in 2016.

Organiser Vladka Kennett says all the movies, which have English subtitles, were “carefully selected to address topics or stories interesting and telling, regardless of nationality”.

“We are very excited to introduce some top-class European movies, and despite the growing Czech community in the region, we are definitely aiming also for Kiwi viewers.”

One of the main attractions for Czech expats will be the presence of popular actor Jarda Dusek, who’s coming to introduce his mini-series

It’s been compared to locally-filmed Top of the Lake, she says.

All movies are screening at Dorothy Browns cinema in Arrowtown.

The exception is Wasteland, which will screen as an eight-episode marathon at the Queenstown Memorial Centre.

More information is available at www.czechffqueenstown.nz