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103 articles available in total starting from 29/02/2020. Last article published on 14/07/2022.

Adam Sedlák • Director of BANGER.

Interview: Adam Sedlák • Director of BANGER.

"My film is not an anti-drugs movie; I’m trying to be more progressive and show that the manipulation and mixing of different drugs is dangerous"

We had a chat with the director, whose feature BANGER., filmed entirely on an iPhone, follows the odyssey of a young drug dealer and aspiring musician through Prague at nighttime  

14/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | Special Screenings

Sonja Orlewicz-Zakrzewska and Magdalena Sztorc • Director and producer of Dolphin

Interview: Sonja Orlewicz-Zakrzewska and Magdalena Sztorc • Director and producer of Dolphin

"Dolphin is about a couple facing a very unusual gender twist, and the struggle the female character has with the process of creation and accepting herself"

We talked to the director-producer team behind the winner of the connecting cottbus Award in KVIFF Eastern Promises to find out more about their intimate dramedy with hints of the surreal  

12/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | KVIFF Eastern Promises

Sophie Vuković and Eliza Jones • Director and producer of My Best Friend’s Baby

Interview: Sophie Vuković and Eliza Jones • Director and producer of My Best Friend’s Baby

"Our film tries to portray the complexities of friendship, especially for those people who do not comply with the norm in terms of their relationship, their sexuality or parenthood"

The duo behind the winner of the KVIFF & MIDPOINT Development Award in KVIFF Eastern Promises break down their film, which revolves around the different possible ways of starting a family  

12/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | KVIFF Eastern Promises

Tizian Büchi • Director of Like an Island

Interview: Tizian Büchi • Director of Like an Island

"Fiction and imagination are also part of reality, and as a member of the audience, I like to have the opportunity to build my own story"

We sat down with the director to discuss his fable - part documentary, part fiction and tinged with magical realism - which subtly questions our surveillance society  

11/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | Special Screenings

Matt Sarnecki • Director of The Killing of a Journalist

Interview: Matt Sarnecki • Director of The Killing of a Journalist

"Thanks to the clear evidence, this case is a blueprint for how corruption works throughout the region, but maybe also around the world"

The director unpicks his investigative documentary that tackles the 2018 murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, Martina Kušnírová  

11/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | Special Screenings

Adéla Komrzý and Tomás Bojar • Directors of Art Talent Show

Interview: Adéla Komrzý and Tomás Bojar • Directors of Art Talent Show

"Maybe the Western, liberal, individualistic way of thinking has gone too far, and we’re too obsessed with the personal side of things"

The directors talk us through their Proxima Grand Prix winner, which was filmed over the course of one week during the entrance exams for the Prague Academy of Arts  

11/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | Proxima

Andrea Bagney • Director of Ramona

Interview: Andrea Bagney • Director of Ramona

"We only have one life - this is it, and if you don’t go for it now, you won't have a chapter two"

We had a chinwag about this romantic comedy in which an episode of innocent flirtation gets in the way of a woman's dreams and the perfectly good relationship she has with her boyfriend  

08/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | Proxima

Tomasz Wasilewski • Director of Fools

Interview: Tomasz Wasilewski • Director of Fools

"I wanted to talk about the biggest taboo: incest between a mother and son - in my film, two mature people choose this path and are condemned by society for it"

We sat down with the Polish director to discuss his drama about the difficult relationship between a mother and son, whose choices have dramatic consequences  

08/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | Proxima

Ofir Raul Grazier • Director of America

Interview: Ofir Raul Grazier • Director of America

"I wanted to tell a story about childhood and its influence on our life; it's the basic thing in our human spirit"

The Israeli director unpicks his new feature, a cleverly structured, psychologically complex story about relationships, which has just screened in competition at Karlovy Vary  

08/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | Competition

Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze and Taki Mumladze • Director of and actress in A Room of My Own

Interview: Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze and Taki Mumladze • Director of and actress in A Room of My Own

"This film was made thanks to the help of our friends, and our ambition is to be the voice of young people in Georgia"

The director and his lead actress and co-writer break down their new film, which has just screened in competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival  

07/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | Competition

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