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Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Feature: Mothers and fathers of Karlovy Vary

GoCritic! Feature: Mothers and fathers of Karlovy Vary

As The Father wins this year’s Crystal Globe, we look at the representation of mothers on screen  

11/08 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Interview: Stefan Malešević  • Director of Mamonga

GoCritic! Interview: Stefan Malešević • Director of Mamonga

"Film is a dialogue in which you have to make an effort to complete the missing parts, and by doing so, it becomes more valuable for you"

We spoke to young Serbian director Stefan Malešević about his feature debut Mamonga, which premiered at KVIFF’s East of the West Competition  

24/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Opinion: Czech cinema - dead in the water?

GoCritic! Opinion: Czech cinema - dead in the water?

A small reminder that Czech cinema is not only what you see at Karlovy Vary or in your local arthouses. Unfortunately.  

23/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Feature: Imagina - In search of a meaning

GoCritic! Feature: Imagina - In search of a meaning

Fourteen films of differing lengths, formats and narration styles were screened as a part of KVIFF’s Imagina section.  

18/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

Pavol Pekarčík • Director of Silent Days

Interview: Pavol Pekarčík • Director of Silent Days

“The intention was to create a photograph containing a film within itself”

Slovakian filmmaker Pavol Pekarčík talks to Cineuropa about Silent Days, portraying a marginalised group within a marginalised group, authenticity and the relationship between photography and cinema  

18/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Unveiling of the 2019 LUX Prize Official Selection

Unveiling of the 2019 LUX Prize Official Selection

The shortlist of the ten movies selected for the European Parliament's LUX Prize was revealed at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival  

17/07 | LUX Prize 2019

K.V.I.Q. Talks @ KVIFF Eastern Promises

K.V.I.Q. Talks @ KVIFF Eastern Promises

Karlovy Vary organised, with the support of the LUX Prize and Creative Europe Desk CZ | MEDIA, a series of talks that discussed creating a sustainable life in the current film climate industry  

17/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | KVIFF Eastern Promises

GoCritic! Feature: The curse of a lost suitcase and formal dresses of Karlovy Vary

GoCritic! Feature: The curse of a lost suitcase and formal dresses of Karlovy Vary

Stolen luggage, the nudity of Patrick and the bewitched attire of In Fabric  

16/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Review: My Thoughts Are Silent

GoCritic! Review: My Thoughts Are Silent

A sound-recordist longing to escape his native Ukraine finds himself experiencing a bumpy ride in Antonio Lukich's tender debut feature  

16/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov  • Directors of The Father

GoCritic! Interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov • Directors of The Father

"The basis of the story was something very sad, which could happen to anyone. That's why we decided to try to tell it in a funnier way"

Bulgarian duo, fresh from their Crystal Globe win at Karlovy Vary, discuss the offbeat comedy's main themes and inspirations  

14/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019