email print share on Facebook share on Twitter share on reddit pin on Pinterest

FESTIVALS Czech Republic / France

Sweet Evil and Heartbreaker at Karlovy Vary

by 

Sweet Evil and Heartbreaker at Karlovy Vary

French production will be well represented at the 45th Karlovy Vary Film Festival which opens tomorrow. Films in competition include Olivier Coussemacq’s debut feature Sweet Evil [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(see review), which is sold by Umedia and stars Anaïs Demoustier (Shooting Star 2010 of European Film Promotion – see video interview), Pascal Greggory and Ludmila Mikael.

(The article continues below - Commercial information)

The Czech festival will close on July 10 in romantic mood with Pascal Chaumeil’s Heartbreaker [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
, a mainstream film of top quality thanks in particular to its cast (Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens and Julie Ferrier). Still showing in France after 15 weeks on release (3.7m admissions in total), the film will be launched tomorrow in the United Kingdom (distribution: Revolver Entertainment) and Ireland. It is also scheduled for release on August 13 in Poland (Monolith), on September 10 in Spain (A Contracorriente Films under the title Los Seductores), on October 28 in Germany (Universum/Square One) and in the autumn in Italy (Lucky Red).

At Karlovy Vary, French cinema will also be spotlighted in the Open Eyes section, which will screen three Cannes prize-winners (Xavier Beauvois’s Of Gods and Men [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Xavier Beauvois
film profile
]
, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s A Screaming Man [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Abbas Kiarostami’s Certified Copy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and three minority co-productions which were also unveiled on the Croisette (Aurora [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Clara Voda
film profile
]
, The Strange Case of Angelica [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
and Sound of Noise [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
).

The Horizons section will showcase Sylvain Chomet’s animated film The Illusionist [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Sylvain Chomet
film profile
]
, Claire Denis’s White Material [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and co-productions Lourdes [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jessica Hausner
film profile
]
by Jessica Hausner and Women Without Men [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Shirin Neshat.

Finally, The Hedgehog [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
by Mona Achache (see interview) is in the Variety Critics’ Choice line-up and Niv Klainer’s co-production Bena in the Another View section.

(Translated from French)

Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.