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Karlovy Vary 2021 / East of the West

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22 articles available in total starting from 29/06/2021. Last article published on 01/09/2021.

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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  

01/09/2021 | 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  

01/09/2021 | 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  

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

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  

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

Dina Duma, Antonia Belazelkoska and Mia Giraud  • Director of and actresses in Sisterhood

Interview: Dina Duma, Antonia Belazelkoska and Mia Giraud • Director of and actresses in Sisterhood

"We live in the time where one click can ruin someone's life"

The director of and the actresses in the Macedonian film, winner of the Special Jury Prize in the East of the West competition, discuss sorority and the dangers of social networks  

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

Serbian drama As Far as I Can Walk sweeps a handful of awards, including the top prize, at Karlovy Vary

Serbian drama As Far as I Can Walk sweeps a handful of awards, including the top prize, at Karlovy Vary

In addition, two Czech documentarians scooped Special Jury Mentions for their latest oeuvres  

30/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Awards

Grzegorz Jaroszuk • Director of Dear Ones

Interview: Grzegorz Jaroszuk • Director of Dear Ones

“I feel connected to characters that are in desperate need to feel some order in their life”

We met up with the Polish writer-director to talk through his film, its outlandish humour and his sources of inspiration  

27/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Ioseb 'Soso' Bliadze  • Director of Otar's Death

Interview: Ioseb 'Soso' Bliadze • Director of Otar's Death

"My film explores the phenomenon of making a profit out of an accident, a clash between city and village, and mother-son relationships in each of them"

The Georgian director discusses his first feature film, which homes in on a mother and son in the aftermath of a car accident involving the latter  

27/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Review: Wild Roots

Review: Wild Roots

Hajni Kis' first feature is a small film with a big heart, making up for its conventional story and message with some excellent work with two wonderful non-professional actors  

27/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Tea Lukač  • Director of Roots

Interview: Tea Lukač • Director of Roots

"My film is a sensory, ethnographical experience about people and nature trapped in time"

The Serbian filmmaker discusses her first feature film, which contains elements of documentary, ethnography and fiction  

27/08/2021 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

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