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KARLOVY VARY 2022

Karlovy Vary unveils the complete line-up for its 56th edition

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- The largest Czech film gathering is gearing up to screen a raft of the buzziest Cannes titles from 1-9 July

Karlovy Vary unveils the complete line-up for its 56th edition
The Five Devils by Léa Mysius

The largest Czech film gathering, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF, 1-9 July), is bracing for its 56th edition. After unveiling a raft of titles set to world-premiere in the competition sections and the Special Screenings section (see the news), the festival has now revealed its full line-up. Hot off the heels of the Cannes Film Festival, KVIFF is bringing several of the buzziest titles to be introduced as national premieres.

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Alongside the Palme d’Or-winning Triangle of Sadness [+see also:
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by Ruben Östlund, Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch’s joint directorial effort The Eight Mountains [+see also:
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, Jerzy Skolimowski’s donkey road movie Eo [+see also:
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, Léa Mysius’s The Five Devils [+see also:
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, Hlynur Pálmason’s period drama Godland [+see also:
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, late director Mantas Kvedaravičius’ sequel Mariupolis 2 [+see also:
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and Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s drama The Silent Twins [+see also:
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will bow in the largest festival section, Horizons. Furthermore, said strand will welcome a selection of films from the world’s leading festivals, such as Peter Strickland’s inventive genre-bending art satire Flux Gourmet [+see also:
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, Anna Eszter Nemes and László Csuja’s intimate bodybuilding drama Gentle [+see also:
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, and Ruth Beckermann’s provocative social documentary probe Mutzenbacher [+see also:
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The KVIFF programmers have saved the more challenging oeuvres for the experimental Imagina section, which is set to introduce Yuri Ancarani’s docu-fiction Atlantide [+see also:
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to the domestic audience along with Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s human body-focused odyssey De humani corporis fabrica [+see also:
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and three world premieres of short films: Mauricio Sáenz-CánovasTiger, Tiger, Luca Dipierro’s The Cadence – A Tale of Paper and Cloth and Shazzula’s tribute to the aesthetics of early cinema, Partial Visions of Hell (Part IV). The latest zany work by cult director Quentin Dupieux, Smoking Causes Coughing [+see also:
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, will be screened in the Midnight section along with Alex Garland’s Men [+see also:
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and David Cronenberg’s latest body-horror opus, Crimes of the Future [+see also:
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Alice Agneskirchner’s documentary Come With Me to the Cinema – The Gregors, focusing on 90-year-old film historian Ulrich Gregor and his wife Erika, will get an airing in the Out of the Past section, for classic and cult films. This sidebar will also feature the Czechoslovakian classics The Joke by Jaromil Jireš, Dušan Hanák’s lyrical documentary Pictures of the Old World and Rudolf Měšťák’s 1927 silent film The Prague Executioner. The latter movie will be screened from a restored 35mm copy, coloured in accordance with the original tinting and toning process, and will be accompanied by music from an ensemble headed up by musicologist and composer Vlastislav Matoušek. People Next Door, the section organised in cooperation with the non-profit Sirius Foundation, which programmes films addressing issues related to living with disabilities, will include Eric Lartigau’s The Bélier Family [+see also:
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, whose US remake CODA won the Oscar, Teemu Nikki’s The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic [+see also:
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and Bartosz Blaschke’s Sonata [+see also:
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, about a young protagonist whose hearing impairment is mistaken for autism.

The 56th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival runs from 1-9 July, and the complete line-up is available here.

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