Кинофестиваль в Карловых Варах
По итогам основной программы фестиваля вручаются следующие награды:
- «Хрустальный глобус» за лучший фильм
- Специальный приз жюри
- Приз за лучшую режиссуру
- Приз за лучшую мужскую роль
- Приз за лучшую женскую роль
44-й фестиваль проходил с 3 по 11 июля.
Основная статья о 44-м кинофестивале: «Кинофестиваль в Карловых Варах 2009» .
25 июня стал известен состав Жюри главного конкурса KVIFF, проводящегося в Чехии с 1946 года. Судьбу «Хрустального глобуса» будет решать судейская коллегия во главе с француженкой Клоди Оссар (Claudie Ossard), продюсером и режиссёром, чья карьера началась в рекламной индустрии — она как продюсер впервые задействовала образы Мартина Скорсези и Эмира Кустурицы в сфере рекламы. В её активе такие картины, как «Аризонская мечта» Кустурицы, «Деликатесы» Жан-Пьера Женю и знаменитая «Амели», получившая «Хрустальный глобус» фестиваля в 2001 году.
В составе жюри также актриса из Северной Европы Мария Бонневи (Maria Bonnevie), сыгравшая главную роль в «Изгнании» Андрея Звягинцева, знаменитая Ники Карими (Niki Karimi) из Ирана, актриса с превосходным послужным списком и режиссёр, чей второй фильм под названием «Несколько дней спустя» имел отличную фестивальную судьбу.
Мужская часть жюри представлена уругвайским режиссёром, сценаристом и продюсером Родриго Пла, кинообразование получившим в Мексике и в той же Мексике получившим в этом году аж восемь «Серебряных Ариэлей» за драму «The Desert Within», влиятельным американским кинокритиком Кенетом Тураном (Kenneth Turan), пишущем о кино в «Los Angeles Times» и «The Washington Post» и двумя славянами: это Иван Захарьяш (Ivan Zachariáš), режиссёр из мира рекламы (у него 6 «Золотых львов» за ролики от Каннского фестиваля рекламы) и наш Сергей Дворцевой, который в представлениях не нуждается и который на этом фестивале далеко не новичок.
The Karlovy Vary IFF (July 3 — 11, 2009) presents over 220 feature films from all over the world every year. Apart from the films in the special retrospectives, most of the films are screened in the Czech Republic each year for the first time, many of them in their world, international or European premiere as well. This year again, the audience will have chance to see interesting retrospectives and focuses apart from the traditional program sections.
Official Selection — Competition
The exceptional status of the Karlovy Vary IFF Official Selection — Competition always ensures that these films attract the largest audiences. Only films made after January 1, 2008 which haven´t been previously shown in the competition of another international film festival may be included; films selected are generally world, international or European premieres. As stipulated by the FIAPF festival statute, we present a complete list of competing films 14 days before the start of the festival.
14 films selected for the Official Selection — Competition were announced:
OFFICIAL SELECTION — COMPETITION
Un ange à la mer / Angel at Sea / Anděl u moře Director: Frédéric Dumont Belgium, Canada, 2009, 86 min, World premiere Twelve-year-old Louis lives with his parents and older brother in a small town in southern Morocco. Louis is a happy boy until the moment when his father tells him a secret that only they will share. This successful feature debut relies on excellent performances by Olivier Gourmet, Anne Consigny, and especially the convincing Martin Nissen as Louis. The movie is gorgeous to look at, and features a gripping story.
Applause / Applause / Potlesk Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet Denmark, 2009, 86 min, World premiere Danish director Martin Pieter Zandvliet debuts with a suggestive psychological portrait of an actress whose life has been destroyed by alcohol; now, after a stint in rehab, she tries to regain what is (as she states herself at least), most important to her: her two young boys.
Barami Memounen Got, Himalaya / Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells / Himálaj Director: Jeon Soo-il South Korea, France, 2008, 95 min, International premiere A minimalist film which follows the mission of an aging Korean man who, wearing a business suit and an overcoat, arrives in a remote little village high up in the mountainous region of Nepal. His anabasis captured in distanced shots reflects the process of inner revival but also refutes the idealistic tradition of «journeys from the city».
Bist / Twenty / Dvacet Director: Abdolreza Kahani Iran, 2009, 88 min, International premiere Only twenty days remain before the closure of a small restaurant, and its staff, for whom working for Mr Soleimani means much more than a mere source of income, decide to do something about it. The initial tragi-comic situation turns into a moving psychological drama not only about people, but also about the place and age in which they live.
Cold Souls / Cold Souls / Duše Paula Giamattiho Director: Sophie Barthes USA, 2008, 101 min, European premiere A melancholic comedy by debuting Sophie Barthes which presents Paul Giamatti as a New York stage actor who decides to confront his approaching nervous breakdown by having his soul extracted and deep-frozen. Gogol, Buñuel, Jung and Woody Allen were the inspiration behind this original film, screened for the first time at this year’s Sundance festival.
Nem vagyok a barátod / I am Not Your Friend / Nejsem tvůj přítel Director: György Pálfi Hungary, 2009, 100 min, International premiere Sara loves Mark and they are expecting a baby. He loves her too, but he also loves Sophie. She has eyes for Andras, it’s just that he’s married to Rita, who looks after young Natasha — and so on and so forth. His new project confirms director György Pálfi (Taxidermia) as an experimental provocateur. This highly cynical mosaic of disaffected relationships came together in 20 days of improvisation by the filmmakers and nine amateur actors.
Nije kraj / Will Not Stop There / Bez konce Director: Vinko Brešan Croatia, Serbia, 2008, 112 min, International premiere War veteran Martin happens to see the beautiful Desa in a porn version of Little Red Riding Hood. Through the Romany Djuro he makes the girl’s acquaintance and buys her from her pimp. The deeply traumatised girl can’t understand that this isn’t just another man who wants to take advantage of her. It later turns out that both protagonists have something in their past which comes back to haunt them, even now the war has ended… Experienced director Vinko Brešan has come up with a tragicomic story of love in a world where it seems all human values are put up for sale or destined for cynical destruction.
Oveja negra / Black Sheep / Černá ovce Director: Humberto Hinojosa Ozcáriz Mexico, 2009, 83 min, International premiere Arthur flags down a truck on the motorway during the night. In order to stop his weary driver from falling asleep in front of the wheel, he tells him a gripping story about two friends — shepherds — who decide to take their hapless fate into their own hands. A tale of courage, adventure, love and friendship, in which the characters are confronted with their dreams.
Pokoj v duši / Soul at Peace / Pokoj v duši Director: Vladimír Balko Slovak Republic, 2009, 97 min, International premiere Tono, a man in his forties, is released after many years in prison and tries to resume his life as an ordinary citizen. Jiří Křižan’s script, Martin Štrba’s camerawork and meticulous direction from Vladimír Balko together create a compelling tragedy about crime and its consequences, the desire to start afresh in spite of spectres from the past, about faith in good things, and a propensity towards evil.
Świnki / Piggies / Sviňky Director: Robert Gliński Poland, Germany, 2009, 94 min, World premiere Tomek is a good student, he’s interested in astronomy and plays football to please his father. Except that he lives in a little border town plagued by unemployment and poverty, whereas, on the other side of the river, lies Germany with all its relative affluence. When Tomek meets Marta at his first disco and falls in love with her, he starts to think up ways of earning money in order to keep her interested. He has no idea of the brutal fate which awaits him.
Tutta colpa di Giuda / Freedom / Za všechno může Jidáš Director: Davide Ferrario Italy, 2009, 102 min, International premiere When a young avantgarde director decides to stage the Easter Passion in a prison, she has no idea how much the experience will change her life and what problems she’ll be up against: none of the inmates involved in the play wants to take on the role of Judas. This musical comedy features performances from actual prisoners.
Villa Amalia / Villa Amalia / Villa Amalia Director: Benoît Jacquot France, Switzerland, 2008, 97 min, International premiere When Ann sees her partner kissing another woman, she decides not only to end their long-standing relationship, but also to erase her past completely. She wants to start again with a clean slate, even though she’s not as young as she used to be. An old, abandoned house above the sea might be the place where she finds her footing again. No actress could have portrayed Ann with such conviction as Isabelle Huppert.
Volčok / Wolfy / Vlček Director: Vassily Sigarev Russia, 2009, 86 min, International premiere From the very start of the film it’s clear that, for Mother, the birth of Daughter is an unwelcome burden, and that’s how it’ll always be. Until, one day, when it’s too late, Mother realizes that she has not only ruined her own life, but her daughter’s as well. Despite his young age, Vassily Sigarev has written 18 stage plays, one of which, Plasticine, was performed in Prague’s DISK theatre five years ago. His film debut, based on his own play, demonstrates that Sigarev is well able to convey his own, distinctive style to the big screen just as effectively as he has done for the stage. Wolfy recently took the top award at the Kinotavr festival of Russian films in Sochi.
Whisky mit Wodka / Whisky with Vodka / Whisky s vodkou Director: Andreas Dresen Germany, 2009, 108 min, International premiere Renowned actor Otto is as well-liked as he is moody. So what happens when a nervous director hires an understudy? This tragicomedy, by the director of the festival hit Cloud 9 (Karlovy Vary IFF 2008), is enhanced by a «film within a film» about unforeseen relationship intrigues. Will the rest of the crew, let alone audiences, take a liking to Otto?
Documentary Films in Competition
Act of God / Act of God / Boží zásah Director: Jennifer Baichwal Canada, 2009, 75 min, European premiere In her new film, the creator of the renowned work Manufactured Landscapes chronicles seven stories from around the world linked by lightning strikes. Is it chance or God’s intervention? The director seeks answers from, among others, writer Paul Auster and a Cuban community that worships Shango, the god of lightning.
Anas: una película india / Anas: An Indian Film / Anas: indický film Director: Enric Miró Spain, 2009, 118 min, International premiere Anas Zaghlul from the town of Nablus is an engaging Palestinian who was once a promising athlete and an usher at a movie theater. One night, however, a shocking experience changes his life. The film’s Spanish director offers an original blend of stylized documentary and journalistic insights into the dismal reality in which his uncommon hero is trying to lead a normal life.
Anders & Harri / Anders & Harri / Anders & Harri Director: Åsa Blanck, Johan Palmgren Sweden, 2008, 13 min Anders and Harri are best friends. They both like music but Anders also loves trains. One day they set out for the town of Geta where a tragic railroad accident occurred in 1918. They are so moved by the memorial site that they write a song about it. A non-sentimental film about friendship, fear, and trains.
Diario di uno «Scuro» / The Diary of an Affiliate / Deník mafiána Director: Davide Barletti, Edoardo Cicchetti, Lorenzo Conte Italy, 2008, 61 min, International premiere The true story of Antonio Perrone, a university student from a respectable middle-class family, who in the 1980s became a founding member and boss of the mafia organization known as the Sacra Corona Unita. Today he is serving out a 49-year sentence.
Do bolu / Till It Hurts / Než to začne bolet Director: Marcin Koszałka Poland, 2008, 25 min A 53-year-old psychiatrist still lives at home with his mom. After a long period of emotional abstinence, he meets Ewa and his enthusiasm over his new love evokes a hysterical reaction from his imperious mother. An intimately-drawn tragicomedy by a great talent of Polish documentary filmmaking, part of a documentary series that follows up on Kieślowski’s Decalogue.
Lessons from the Night / Lessons from the Night / Noční přednášky Director: Adrian Francis Australia, 2008, 9 min During the routine execution of her job, a Bulgarian immigrant named Maia — one among the nameless hordes of male and female cleaners — muses about life and its meaning, thus allowing a look into her surprisingly diverse past. This existential film about cleaning is also a tribute to the thousands of anonymous individuals carrying out serious work for laughable pay.
Los que se quedan / Those Who Remain / Ti, co zůstávají Director: Juan Carlos Rulfo, Carlos Hagerman Mexico, 2008, 96 min What does it mean to live in a Mexican village where half of the population has left to find work in the USA? What do parents go through who haven’t seen their children in years, or children who grow up without their fathers? Juan Carlos Rulfo (winner at the 2006 KV IFF with In the Pit) and Carlos Hagerman present a decades-old problem from the perspective of those left behind.
Muezzin / Muezzin / Muezzin Director: Sebastian Brameshuber Austria, 2009, 80 min, World premiere Since the time of the Prophet Mohammed, faithful Muslims have heeded the muezzin’s call to prayer five times a day. Each year in Turkey the best of these compete, and their powerful expressivity proves that muezzins are a special kind of artist. This Austrian film follows the dramatic progress of the competition and investigates the phenomenon of individuality within Islamic culture.
Osadné / Osadné / Osadné Director: Marko Škop Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2009, 65 min, World premiere In this cheerful «document-toury movie» by Other Worlds creator Marko Škop, an Orthodox priest, a long-serving mayor, and a Ruthenian activist set out on a journey from the remote eastern Slovak village of Osadné for the European Parliament in Brussels.
Side om side / Side By Side / Vedle sebe Director: Christian Sønderby Jepsen Denmark, 2008, 30 min A debut filmmaker decides to get at the truth of the causes of an age-old grudge between his father and elderly Mr. Frost, two men who have long had adjoining backyards. This staged documentary features compelling visual compositions and the disarmingly dry humor of the distinctive inhabitants of western Jutland.
The Sound of Insects — Record of a Mummy / The Sound of Insects — Record of a Mummy / Bzučení hmyzu: zápisky mumie Director: Peter Liechti Switzerland, 2009, 88 min The actual diary entries of a man who decided to commit suicide by starving himself to death, elaborated into a literary form by Japanese writer Masahiko Shimada. Drawing on the novel, this evocative cinematic reconstruction of events provides a hypnotic record of the feelings of someone who voluntarily forfeited his life.
La terre de la folie / Land of Madness / Kraj šílenství Director: Luc Moullet France, 2009, 90 min, International premiere In his latest movie, French film legend Luc Moullet analyzes the fecund occurrence of psychological disorders and their attendant murders and suicides during the past century in a southern French region at the base of the Alps.
Thriller in Manila / Thriller in Manila / Thriller v Manile Director: John Dower United Kingdom, 2008, 90 min Gripping reconstruction of one of the most dramatic sporting events of all time, the 1975 rematch between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier for the heavyweight boxing title. Archive footage and testimonies from those who witnessed the «fight to the death» illustrate not only the drama in the ring, but also US sociopolitical realities of the 1960s and 1970s.
Wagah / Wagah / Wagah Director: Supriyo Sen Germany, India, Pakistan, 2009, 14 min Until 1947, India and Pakistan were part of British India. The peculiar «festival» of symbolically closing the border, which takes place each evening at Wagah, the lone border crossing, connects for a symbolic moment two nations that, after decades, still feel like part of a unified region.
We Live in Public / We Live in Public / Žijeme na veřejnosti Director: Ondi Timoner USA, 2009, 90 min, European premiere This year’s winning documentary at Sundance is a fascinating portrait of Josh Harris, an eccentric visionary and propagator of communications networks — «the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of.»
Yugong Yishan / The Old Fool Who Moved the Mountains / Starý blázen, který pohnul horou Director: Joanna Vasquez Arong China, Thailand, Philippines, 2008, 30 min, European premiere Vasquez Joanna Arong (Neo-Lounge screened at the 42nd KV IFF) takes the viewer from a Chinese fable through Mao’s Little Red Book and on to an independent music bar in Beijing. This emotionally compelling movie takes a closer look at contemporary China as seen by peculiar "old fools, « whose perseverance can change the world.
East of the West — Films in Competition
40-ci qapi / The 40th Door / 40. dveře Director: Elchin Musaoglu Azerbaijan, 2008, 82 min, European premiere Fourteen-year-old Rustam lives with his mother in a village. After his father’s death, Rustam tries to provide for himself and his mother without resorting to illegal money-making schemes. But his dream is to join a music band. Thanks to its authenticity and lack of ostentation, The 40th Door offers a gripping excursion into exotic Azerbaijani cinema. Alive! / Alive! / Žít! Director: Artan Minarolli Albania, Austria, France, 2009, 90 min, World premiere Koli, a student, returns to his native mountain village to attend his father’s funeral. When someone takes a shot at him, he is alarmed to discover that he is ostensibly a victim of a blood feud sparked by his grandfather sixty years earlier. How deeply entrenched in people are the traditions of their forebears? And to what extent are they able to accept them as part of their modern, superficial lifestyle?, asks director Artan Minarolli in this psychological film drama. Artimos šviesos / Low Lights / Tlumená světla Director: Ignas Miškinis Lithuania, Germany, 2009, 92 min, World premiere For the three young heroes of this Lithuanian urban road movie, night rides through the empty city streets offer a break from punishing routine. Director Ignas Miškinis creates an image of alienation in the modern hurried world, in which people are, in his words, „abandoned and lost, they’re moving away from those around them.“ Baksy / Native Dancer / Šamanka Director: Guka Omarova Kazakhstan, Russia, France, Germany, 2008, 87 min Aidai’s large courtyard is always full of visitors. The old woman cures privations of the body and soul, and can reconcile disordered relationships. When businessman Batyr builds a gas station and motel here, Aidai, distressed by the abduction of her grandson as well, disappears. Yet, only she can reverse the inauspicious concurrence of events… Bumažnyj soldat / Paper Soldier / Papírový voják Director: Alexey German Jr. Russia, 2008, 118 min Therapist Daniil, his wife Nina, a doctor, and his lover Vera are involved in the preparations for Gagarin’s launch in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Their awareness of the risks involved in the project has a detrimental effect on their relationships and adversely foreshadows their destinies. A far cry from the romantic atmosphere and official optimism of the time. Djavolja Varoš / Devil’s Town / Ďáblovo město Director: Vladimir Paskaljević Serbia, 2009, 82 min, World premiere Devil’s Town is a film about people driven only by their basic needs, deep instincts, obsessions, ambitions, fears and frustrations. Is their moral crisis merely a consequence of the hard times they have to live through, or is it the other way round?», asks the director of the film. This black comedy about modern life in the director’s native country is the debut of Vladimir Paskaljević, after whose short stories his father Goran created the award-winning film The Optimists (KV IFF 2007). El Paso / El Paso / El Paso Director: Zdeněk Tyc Czech Republic, 2009, 98 min, International premiere Věra Horváthová refuses to feel guilty for being Romany. And after her husband dies, she doesn’t understand why she has to move out of her apartment and give up her kids to social workers. For most of society, her existence presents a problem — luckily she finds people willing to help her. This story of a Romany mother, fighting a court battle for the right to raise her own seven children, was inspired by true events. Gagma napiri / The Other Bank / Druhý břeh Director: George Ovashvili Georgia, Kazakhstan, 2008, 90 min Twelve-year-old refugee Tedo, scraping a living with his mother on the outskirts of the Georgian capital Tbilisi, returns after seven years to his native Abkhazia to find his father, whom illness prevented from fleeing the conflict with his family. The Other Bank is a universal story which speaks of the consequences of war, of nationalism and of children who were forced by circumstances to grow up before their time. A hetedik kör / The Seventh Circle / Sedmý kruh Director: Árpád Sopsits Hungary, 2009, 107 min, International premiere The film The Seventh Circle, whose title makes a reference to the seventh circle of hell from Dante’s Divine Comedy, tells the story of a gang of rural teenagers who, after the arrival of the mysterious boy Sebestyén, start experimenting to see just how far they can go. This unsettling philosophical drama which steps over the boundary of reality, was based on the motifs of two tragic events which recently occurred in Hungary. Niciji sin / No One’s Son / Ničí syn Director: Arsen Anton Ostojić Croatia, Slovenia, 2008, 100 min Ivan is a former rock singer and disillusioned war veteran who lost both his legs and his wife’s favor in the war. Then he discovers a dark family secret that radically changes his attitude to life… The best Croatian movie of 2008 and the hands-down winner at the 55th Pula IFF with six Golden Arena Awards. Poltory komnaty ili sentimentalnoje putěšestvije na rodinu / Room and a Half / Jeden a půl pokoje Director: Andrey Khrzhanovsky Russia, 2008, 130 min «Poets always return — in the flesh or on paper» — an expression of nostalgic resignation from Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky (1940—1996), visualised in an unusual film portrayal of the lives of his family. The film features animation incorporated into live-action sequences, while evocations of historical events are woven into the more personal elements of the story. Raci / Crayfish / Raci Director: Ivan Cherkelov Bulgaria, 2009, 108 min Friends Doka and Bonza are unemployed; Matanov and Tsonchev are competitors in the world of privatisation, each has a dark past and an equally dark present. They’ll stop at nothing to increase their coffers, even if this means resorting to mafia tactics. Without realising what they’ve got themselves into, Doka and Bonza agree to become involved in a seemingly innocent, well-paid assignment. Rysa / Scratch / Prasklina Director: Michał Rosa Poland, 2008, 89 min In his intimate psychological drama Scratch, director Michał Rosa tackles a delicate theme from the recent past. An aging couple’s long-term relationship begins to fall apart when the wife discovers that her husband probably worked for the secret police and informed on her father. The female lead is masterfully played by Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak. Utolsó idők / Lost Times / Ztracené časy Director: Áron Mátyássy Hungary, 2009, 90 min, International premiere Lost Times is the story of young car mechanic Iván, who lives with his mentally disabled sister Eszter in a God-forsaken village on the Hungarian-Ukraine border. The wonderful, almost virginal natural landscape provides a stark contrast to the frustrations of village life. Áron Mátyássy’s debut is dominated by mesmerising camera work and a beguiling score.
Forum of Independents
Adulthood / Adulthood / Dospělost Director: Noel Clarke United Kingdom, 2008, 99 min Writer-director Noel Clarke plays the lead in his feature debut Adulthood. Sam Peel is just returning from prison where he spent six years for manslaughter. Driven by the rhythms of rap, this exciting movie plays out over the course of 24 hours, and offers an authentic portrait of Sam’s journey from adolescence to adulthood. Eamon / Eamon / Eamon Director: Margaret Corkery Ireland, 2009, 85 min, International premiere Little Eamon still loves sleeping in bed with his mother Grace, something his father, Grace’s boyfriend Daniel, doesn’t much appreciate. He just feels left out and frustrated by Grace’s lack of interest. When the family is forced to spend a week’s vacation at the beach, their problems increase. Unfolding at a gentle pace, this unostentatious film is a promising feature debut with an original outcome that makes it well worth viewing to the very end. Everything Strange and New / Everything Strange and New / Všechno to podivné a nové Director: Frazer Bradshaw USA, 2008, 84 min Disappointed by life, Wayne personifies the flip side of the American dream. His everyday life is so grueling that it doesn’t even leave him room to find a way out — but in this he is far from alone. This introverted but provocative movie was presented at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Fuga dal Call Center / Escape from the Call Center / Útěk z call centra Director: Federico Rizzo Italy, 2008, 90 min, International premiere Newly-graduated university student Gianfranco is forced by a lack of alternatives to take on a tough job working for pitiful wages at a call center. His life, so far from his ideals, begins to resemble a living hell. This biting comedy takes a grotesque look at young Italians’ less-than-auspicious lives. Jee-geum E-dae-ro-ga Jo-a-yo / Sisters on the Road / Sestry na cestě Director: Boo Ji-young South Korea, 2008, 90 min, International premiere After their mother’s funeral, a young sophisticated yuppie sets out with her older, earthy sister to find the father she never knew. The classic road movie here blossoms into a surprisingly complex and original work in which it is unimportant where the journey leads the heroines, but rather how it changes them internally. Kislorod / Oxygen / Kyslík Director: Ivan Vyrypaev Russia, 2009, 75 min, International premiere To the rhythm of hip hop, rap and breakbeat, and reflected against the backdrop of a mixed-up world, two young presenters comment on the chaotic film-clip relationship between a boy and a girl, both called Sasha. Life-giving oxygen would sort everything out, but its strength is derived from knowledge of the Word and the laws of the Ten Commandments. Except that no-one understands them anymore… Menteur / Liar / Lhář Director: Tom Geens Belgium, 2008, 78 min, International premiere Antoine is a 25-year-old loser who endeavours to prove to his family that he isn’t the idiot they take him for. He tries to find that dream job but, because he hasn’t the qualifications or intelligence for it, he embarks upon a tragicomic road from one failure to the next, which only fuels his despair… This agonizing study of the need for recognition is the feature film debut of Belgian director Tom Geens. Merkhav mugan / Secure Space / Bezpečný prostor Director: Oren Gvili Israel, 2008, 50 min, International premiere Because of the bombing, the citizens of Haifa, Israel are not allowed to leave their homes. Jewish bride and groom Maya and Roi spend their wedding day in the cellar where the ceremony is to take place that evening. The closest members of the family have already gathered in the improvised shelter… Oren Gvili graduated with this poetic film from the University of Tel Aviv. With its contemporary subtext, this writer-director statement grows from an intimate tale of a spoiled marriage into a metaphoric contemplation of the eternal threat to personal space. New Denmark / New Denmark / New Denmark Director: Rafaël Ouellet Canada, 2009, 72 min, World premiere During a long, cloudy summer, Carla spends her time working, caring for her house, and looking for her missing sister. Her friends and a stranger aid the girl in her search. This third feature from an unconventional and original Quebecois director will be screened at Karlovy Vary as a world premiere. Ramírez / Ramirez / Ramírez Director: Albert Arizza Spain, 2009, 90 min, International premiere A drug dealer by day, by night a serial killer of lonely women…. A thriller about a young man from a well-situated family who eventually becomes a victim of his own heartlessness. This debut, which costars Geraldine Chaplin in the role of the gallerist, took Discovery Motion Picture at Sitges. La Tigra, Chaco / La Tigra, Chaco / La Tigra, Chaco Director: Federico Godfrid, Juan Sasiaín Argentina, 2009, 75 min, European premiere Esteban returns to his home town where he meets his childhood friend Vero, who has grown into a beautiful woman. Old memories rise to the surface, new bonds are formed… This delightful low-budget directing debut by Federico Godfrid and Juan Sasiaín, crowned with a FIPRESCI award at the festival in Mar del Plata, rests, above all, on its authentic acting performances. Wojna polsko-ruska / Snow White and Russian Red / Červená a bílá Director: Xawery Żuławski Poland, 2009, 108 min, International premiere This adaptation of the literary debut by Dorota Masłowska, which was also published in the Czech Republic, tells the story of a tough nationalist, homophobe, racist and anti-semite called Silny. The film is a poetic, direct and disturbing portrayal of love, hopelessness and political burnout in contemporary Central and Eastern Europe.
43-й кинофестиваль закончился 12 июля.
МКФ в Карловых Варах 2007 проходил с 29 июня по 7 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 2006 проходил с 30 июня по 8 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 2005 проходил с 1 июля по 9 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 2004 проходил с 2 июля по 10 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 2003 проходил с 4 июля по 12 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 2002 проходил с 4 июля по 13 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 2001 проходил с 5 июля по 14 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 2000 проходил с 5 июля по 15 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1999 проходил с 2 июля по 10 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1998 проходил с 3 июля по 11 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1997 проходил с 4 июля по 12 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1996 проходил с 5 июля по 13 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1995 проходил с 30 июня по 8 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1994 проходил с 1 июля по 9 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1992 проходил с 9 июля по 18 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1988 проходил с 7 июля по 19 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1986 проходил с 3 июля по 16 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1984 проходил с 3 июля по 18 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1982 проходил с 3 июля по 15 июля
«Полесская хроника. Ф. 1-й: Люди на болоте» — приз за лучший актёрский ансамбль.
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1980 проходил с 27 июня по 10 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1978 проходил с 29 июня по 12 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1976 проходил с 7 июля по 20 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1974 проходил с 5 июля по 18 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1972 проходил с 20 июля по 1 августа
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1970 проходил с 15 июля по 26 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1968 проходил с 5 июня по 15 June
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1966 проходил с 6 июля по 19 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1964 проходил с 4 июля по 19 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1962 проходил с 9 июня по 24 June
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1960 проходил с 9 июля по 24 июля.
- «Мурзилка на спутнике» — первая премия в категории фильмов для детей.
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1958 проходил с 12 июля по 27 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1957 проходил с 6 июля по 21 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1956 проходил с 12 июля по 29 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1954 проходил с 11 июля по 25 июля
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1952 проходил с 12 июля по 3 августа
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1951 проходил с 14 июля по 29 июля
- «В мирные дни» - СССР, приз за операторскую работу
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1950 проходил с 15 июля по 30 июля
- «Жуковский» — премия за лучшую режиссуру
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1949 проходил с 23 июля по 7 августа
МКФ в Карловых Варах 1948 проходил с 17 июля по 2 августа