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47th Karlory Vary International Film Festival

Cineuropa is at the 47th Karlory Vary International Film Festival (#KVIFF). Here, we will gather our coverage of the european screenings...

47th Karlory Vary International Film Festival

47th Karlory Vary International Film Festival

Cineuropa is at the 47th Karlory Vary International Film Festival (#KVIFF). Here, we will gather our coverage of the european screenings and enhance it with Twitter quotes, videos and pictures...

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OFFICIAL COMPETITION

HAY ROAD (ESTRADA DE PALHA) - Spain, Finland

by Rodrigo Areias 
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The year is 1908. A middle-aged man finds out that his brother has died and he sets out to avenge his death, and also to round up his scattered flock of sheep. Hay Road generates a meditative tone and subliminal tension which compensate for the absence of the explicit drama we generally associate with genre films.

(Review coming soon)

THE ALMOST MAN (MER ELLER MINDRE MANN) - Norway

by Martin Lund
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Despite the approaching birth of his first child, plain-looking, 30-something Henrik does everything he can to maintain the illusion of youth by following its unbridled conventions. His inept behavior, however, masks an insecure individual who escapes the surrounding world through irony...

(Review coming soon)

YOUR BEAUTY IS WORTH NOTHING... (DEINE SCHONHEIT IST NICHTS WERT...) - Austria

by Hüseyin Tabak


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Twelve-year-old Veysel, who came to Vienna from Turkey with his parents, feels like a stranger in his new country. At school he doesn’t understand the language, and at home his family is on the verge of crisis. The only bright spot on Veysel’s horizon is his great love Ana, a classmate who knows nothing of his feelings...

(Review coming soon)

PIAZZA FONTANA: THE ITALIAN CONSPIRACY (ROMANZO DI UNA STRAGE) - Italy

by Marco Tullio Giordana
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The 1968–69 student-led resistance movement against Italy’s fossilised traditions eventually developed into acts of terrorism, culminating on 12 December 1969, when 17 people were killed and a further 88 injured in a bomb attack at the Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura in Milan. The investigation of the horrific case was entrusted to police captain Luigi Calabresi...

TO KILL A BEAVER (ZABRIC BOBRA) - Poland

by Jan Jakub Kolski
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Protagonist Eryk is a character akin to Daniel Plainview (There Will Be Blood) and StB agent Antonín (Walking Too Fast). He is an obstinate man with obvious internal demons, a fact which provokes apprehension in those around him and an impression of inspiring indomitability. Yet despite his desire to be alone, a woman intrudes upon the quiet of his unspecified plans...

(Review coming soon)

POLSKI FILM - Czech Republic, Poland

by Marek Najbrt
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Four old schoolmates, today well-known Czech actors (Pavel Liška, Tomáš Matonoha, Josef Polášek and Marek Daniel), decide to make a movie together. Their ambitious colleague Jan Budař takes up directing duties and financing has arrived from Poland. What started out pleasantly enough, however, soon goes awry...

(Review coming soon)

LA LAPIDATION DE SAINT ETIENNE - Spain, France

by Pere Vilà i Barceló
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Etienne is a sick old man living alone in a cramped apartment full of stuff. He won’t get rid of it all and he would never think of moving out, even though the flat doesn’t belong to him. He refuses to talk to the social worker, his neighbours or to the owner of the flat believing that the souls of his dead wife and daughter are still present within its walls...

(Review coming soon)

BOY EATING BIRD'S FOOD (TO AGORI TROI TO FAGITO TOU POULIOU) - Greece 

by Ektoras Lygizos
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The film powerfully investigates three days in the life of an Athens boy who is without a job, a girlfriend, or anything to eat. The only thing he has left is his canary, and he will quite literally share with it anything he’s got...

(review coming soon)