Karlovy Vary Film Festival Unveils Lineup, Jury Includes Patricia Clarkson

The Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival, Eastern and Central Europe’s main cinema occasion, has unveiled its lineup, which incorporates new works by Pascal Plante, Stephan Komandarev, Tinatin Kajrishvili and Babak Jalali within the Crystal Globes Competition. They will vie towards movies by up-and-comers Ernst De Geer, Itsaso Arana and Cyril Aris. The part has 9 world and two worldwide premieres. Oscar nominated actor Patricia Clarkson is likely one of the jury members.

The Proxima Competition, which made its debut finally 12 months’s KVIFF, presents what the competition defines as “bold works,” directed by younger filmmakers and famend auteurs alike. The part includes of 10 world and two worldwide premieres. The competition says “playfulness, courage and freshness can be found” within the new movies by Swiss auteur Thomas Imbach, Poland’s Olga Chajdas, Cyprus-born Kyros Papavassiliou, French filmmaker Émilie Brisavoine and Romanian documentarist Alexandru Solomon, amongst others.

Eight movies will play within the Special Screenings part, which KVIFF stated is “rich in its topical, stylistic and genre variety.” It has 5 fiction options and three documentaries, proven both of their world or European premieres. French documentary filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Périot will world premiere “Facing Darkness,” whereas the Sundance-awarded “Slow” by Marija Kavtaradze can be proven for the primary time in Europe.

“Empty Nets”
Courtesy of Hamid Janipour

Karel Och, KVIFF’s creative director, stated: “It has been an incredible adventure for the programming team to get acquainted with this year’s state of the arthouse cinema via almost 2,000 submissions. We are proud of the selection and simply cannot wait to share it with the audience.”

On the Crystal Globes jury are Clarkson, producer Dora Bouchoucha, Sundance Film Festival programmer John Nein, director Olmo Omerzu and actor Barry Ward.

The Proxima jury consists of Dana Linssen, a critic, author and curator, producer Marija Razgutė, documentary director Šimon Šafránek, Barbara Wurm, the brand new head of Berlinale Forum, and producer Meng Xie.

“Les chambres rouges” (“Red Rooms”)
Director: Pascal Plante, Canada, world premiere
“Las chicas están bien” (“The Girls Are Alright”)
Director: Itsaso Arana, Spain, world premiere
“Citlivý člověk” (“A Sensitive Person”)
Director: Tomáš Klein, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, world premiere
“Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano”
Director: Cyril Aris, Lebanon, Germany, world premiere
Director: Babak Jalali, U.S., worldwide premiere
“Hypnosen” (“The Hypnosis”)
Director: Ernst De Geer, Sweden, Norway, France, world premiere
“Il vento soffia dove vuole” (“Where the Wind Blows”)
Director: Marco Righi, Italy, world premiere
“Mokalake Tsmindani” (“Citizen Saint”)
Director: Tinatin Kajrishvili, Georgia, France, Bulgaria, world premiere
“Toorhaye khali” (“Empty Nets”)
Director: Behrooz Karamizade. Germany, Iran, worldwide premiere
“Urotcite na Blaga” (“Blaga’s Lessons”)
Director: Stephan Komandarev. Bulgaria, Germany, world premiere
“Úsvit” (“We Have Never Been Modern”)
Director: Matěj Chlupáček, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, world premiere

“Arsenie. Viața de apoi” (“Arsenie. An Amazing Afterlife”)
Director: Alexandru Solomon, Romania, Luxembourg, worldwide premiere
Director: Ji-young Yoo, South Korea, worldwide premiere
“Brutální vedro” (“Brutal Heat”)
Director: Albert Hospodářský, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, world premiere
“El canto del Auricanturi” (“The Song of the Auricanturi”)
Director: Camila Rodríguez Triana, Colombia, Argentina, world premiere
“Embryo Larva Butterfly”
Director: Kyros Papavassiliou, Cyprus, Greece, world premiere
“Les Enfants Perdus” (“The Lost Children”)
Director: Michèle Jacob, Belgium, world premiere
Director: Saurav Rai, India, Nepal, world premiere
Director: Olga Chajdas, Poland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, world premiere
“In Camera”
Director: Naqqash Kahlid, U.Ok., world premiere
“Maade Tarik” (“Dark Matter”)
Director: Karim Lakzadeh, Iran, world premiere
“Maman Déchire” (“Keeping Mum”)
Director: Emilie Brisavoine, France, world premiere
“Say God Bye”
Director: Thomas Imbach, Switzerland, world premiere

“Bod obnovy” (“Restore Point”)
Director: Robert Hloz, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Serbia, European premiere
“Facing Darkness”
Director: Jean-Gabriel Périot, France, Switzerland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, world premiere
“Gimiliani Sakartvelo” (“Smiling Georgia”)
Director: Luka Beradze, Georgia, Germany, world premiere
“Hadí plyn” (“Snake Gas”)
Director: David Jařab, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Romania, world premiere
“Přišla v noci” (“She Came at Night”)
Director: Tomáš Pavlíček, Jan Vejnar. Czech Republic, world premiere
“Richelieu” (“Temporaries”)
Director: Pier-Philippe Chevigny, Canada, France, European premiere
Director: Marija Kavtaradze, Lithuania, Spain, Sweden, European premiere
“Všetci ľudia budú bratia” (“All Men Become Brothers”)
Director: Robert Kirchhoff, Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, world premiere

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