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Karlovy Vary 2021

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69 articles available in total starting from 12/05/2021. Last article published on 03/09/2021.

Václav Kadrnka  • Director of Saving One Who Was Dead

Interview: Václav Kadrnka • Director of Saving One Who Was Dead

"To convey the personal experience my film is based on, I developed a very specific cinematic language"

The Czech filmmaker discusses the third instalment in what he describes as his “Absence of a Loved One” trilogy, which has competed for the Crystal Globe  

03/09 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Magdalena Gajewska • Director of The Cracks

Interview: Magdalena Gajewska • Director of The Cracks

“The image of motherhood that exists in the public space just started to piss me off”

The Polish director reveals she got free ice-cream after world-premiering her short at EFP’s Future Frames at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival  

02/09 | Future Frames 2021

Review: Saving One Who Was Dead

Review: Saving One Who Was Dead

The latest film from Czech director Václav Kadrnka sees him return to Karlovy Vary for the first time since his 2017 Crystal Globe-winning effort Little Crusader  

02/09 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Jan Foukal • Director of Two Ships

Interview: Jan Foukal • Director of Two Ships

“Romance is a genre where there is an act of love that has a tragic ending”

Cineuropa found out more about the director’s process of adapting Alena Černá and Martin E Kyšperský’s collection of poetry  

01/09 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Ivan Bakrač  • Director of After the Winter

Interview: Ivan Bakrač • Director of After the Winter

"I wanted to make a film about friendship, about people who do not care about the past and the war"

The Montenegrin director discusses his spirited testimony of the young post-war generation, which follows five childhood friends who remain in contact  

01/09 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Janine Teerling and Petros Charalambous  • Writer and director of Patchwork

Interview: Janine Teerling and Petros Charalambous • Writer and director of Patchwork

"Petros wanted to make a film about intergenerational friendship and me, about taboos around motherhood - so we put it together"

The writer and the director of the psychological drama selected in the East of the West competition discuss the several provocative questions it raises  

01/09 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Shawkat Amin Korki  • Director of The Exam

Interview: Shawkat Amin Korki • Director of The Exam

"The problems in the educational system are not an issue only in Kurdistan"

The Kurdish director discusses his Crystal Globe competition entry, a tiny drama set in Iraqi Kurdistan about a young woman trying to control her own life  

31/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Miro Remo • Director of At Full Throttle

Interview: Miro Remo • Director of At Full Throttle

“I respect reality, but I like to delve further into the possibilities of cinema”

The Slovak documentarian discusses his latest feature-length effort, pushing the boundaries of documentary cinema and playing with styles  

31/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Philip Barantini • Director of Boiling Point

Interview: Philip Barantini • Director of Boiling Point

"I wanted not to give the audience a breather"

The British director tells Cineuropa about the trials and tribulations of making his new, one-take movie  

31/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Šimon Holý • Director of Mirrors in the Dark

Interview: Šimon Holý • Director of Mirrors in the Dark

“These are questions that people don’t usually ask each other”

The director talks to Cineuropa about his film, which hinges on a test that tells us whether we are romantically compatible with our partners  

30/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

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