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KARLOVY VARY 2019

Karlovy Vary reveals the full programme for its 2019 edition

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- The largest film gathering in the Czech Republic has unveiled the latest formalistically daring and thought-provoking films set to screen at this year’s edition

Karlovy Vary reveals the full programme for its 2019 edition
Oleg by Juris Kursietis

The 54th edition of the largest Czech film gathering, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, has already revealed the identities of the films that will be competing for its coveted awards (see the news), details of the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and a retrospective to honour Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine (see the news), and the list of promising films by students and graduates set to take part in in Future Frames, which focuses on emerging directorial talents (see the news). It has also disclosed the names of the individuals being honoured for their Outstanding Artistic Contribution (see the news).

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The festival has now raised the curtain on its remaining (non-competitive) programming sections. The very latest films will be screened in the Horizons section, including Jim Jarmusch’s star-studded zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die [+see also:
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trailer
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]
, the Cannes-premiered Oleg [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juris Kursietis
film profile
]
by Juris Kursietis, Benjamín Naishtat’s retro-thriller Rojo [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Benjamín Naishtat
film profile
]
, the Alfred Bauer Prize-winning drama System Crasher [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Nora Fingscheidt
film profile
]
by Nora Fingscheidt, and Hlynur Pálmason’s latest drama, A White, White Day [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Hlynur Pálmason
film profile
]
. The Another View section boasts though-provoking titles such as Kelly Copper and Pavol Liška’s unorthodox adaptation of Elfriede Jelinek’s magnum opus, The Children of the Dead [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Kelly Copper and Pavol Liška
film profile
]
, Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää’s BDSM sex drama Dogs Don’t Wear Pants [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: J-P Valkeapää
film profile
]
, the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize-winning latest effort by Oliver Laxe, Fire Will Come [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Óliver Laxe
film profile
]
, the disturbing and eerie thriller The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Syllas Tzoumerkas, and Marius Olteanu’s intimate portrait of a relationship in decay, Monsters. [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Marius Olteanu
film profile
]

The Imagina section consists of daring experimental works, such as Frank Beauvais’ audiovisual diary Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Nan Wang’s experiment with abstract patterns, Pareidolia, and Siegried A Fruhauf’s study of movement, Water and Clearing. Domestic productions have a special spot reserved for them in Czech Films 2018-2019, which will showcase Another Chance [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, a documentary by Eva Tomanová, painting the psychological portrait of a woman expecting a child by a serial marriage fraudster, the television thriller The Cage by Jiří Strach, Robert Sedláček’s award-winning drama Jan Palach [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
]
, and Zdeněk Viktora’s crime drama Miss Hanoi [+see also:
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]
.

The full programme is available here.

The 54th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival runs from 28 June-6 July.

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