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Strong European presence at Karlovy Vary

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Strong European presence at Karlovy Vary

Richard Curtis' The Boat That Rocked [+see also:
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will close the 44th Karlovy Vary Film International Festival (July 3-11). French producer Claudie Ossard will chair the jury.

Of the 13 films competing in the official selection, nine are European or co-produced with European partners. Three of these are world premieres: Frédéric Dumont's Angel at Sea (France), Martin Zandlivet's Applause [+see also:
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interview: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
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(Denmark) and Robert Glinski's Piggies [+see also:
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(Poland).

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Also in the main competition are the international premieres of Andreas Dresen's film Whisky with Vodka (Germany), Benoit Jacquot's Villa Amalia [+see also:
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(France-Switzerland), an Davide Ferrario's Tutta Colpa Di Giuda [+see also:
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(Italy). As previously reported, Soul at Peace, I Am Not Your Friend and Will Not Stop There are also competing for the main prize.

Three of the 13 titles in the East of the West competition of films from former socialist bloc nations are world premieres: Artan Minarolli's Alive! (Albania/Austria/France), Vladimir Paskaljevic's Devil's Town (Serbia) and Ignas Miskinis' Low Lights (Lithuania/Germany).

European films screening in international premiere in East of the West include Ivan Cherkelov's Crayfish (Bulgaria), Aron Matyassy's Lost Times [+see also:
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(Hungary) and Arpad Sopsits' The Seventh Circle (Hungary). The section also includes co-production Native Dancer [+see also:
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(Kazakhstan/Russia/France/Germany) and previously-announced titles El Paso [+see also:
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and Scratch [+see also:
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Among the 12 titles in the Forum of Independents competition selection, six are European: Adulthood [+see also:
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(UK), Eamon (Ireland), Escape From the Call Center [+see also:
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(Italy), Liar (Belgium), Ramírez (Spain) and Snow White and Russian Red (Poland).

Karlovy Vary further highlights European filmmakers through its Variety Critics' Choice: Europe Now! selection and a July 6 presentation East of the West – Works in Progress.

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