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Karlovy Vary 2019 / Competition

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Damjan Kozole • Director of Half-Sister

Interview: Damjan Kozole • Director of Half-Sister

“This is a story about the transfer of hatred from generation to generation”

We chatted to Slovenian filmmaker Damjan Kozole, whose latest film, Half-Sister, world-premiered in competition at this year's Karlovy Vary  

11/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Hong Khaou  • Director of Monsoon

Interview: Hong Khaou • Director of Monsoon

“The characters have to live with the unintended consequences of what their parents did”

We sat down with Cambodian-born British director Hong Khaou to unpick his second movie, Monsoon, in competition at Karlovy Vary  

08/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov triumph at Karlovy Vary with The Father

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov triumph at Karlovy Vary with The Father

The Bulgarian duo's new film received the Crystal Globe, while the other big winner of this edition was Lara by German filmmaker Jan Ole Gerster, taking home two awards  

06/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Awards

Tim Mielants  • Director of Patrick

Interview: Tim Mielants • Director of Patrick

"I just like the juxtaposition between a big, romantic scope and this simple character"

Belgian filmmaker Tim Mielants presented his first feature, Patrick, in competition at Karlovy Vary, and he talked to us about it  

05/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Jan Ole Gerster  • Director of Lara

Interview: Jan Ole Gerster • Director of Lara

"I'm still fascinated by the process of editing and the unexplainable magic that can happen to the film"

We met up with German filmmaker Jan Ole Gerster at Karlovy Vary to discuss Lara, the follow-up to his 2012 hit Oh Boy, presented in the Crystal Globe competition  

05/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Review: Half-Sister

Review: Half-Sister

Damjan Kozole's new film is a story about two women who learn how to live with each other despite mutual animosity  

05/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Review: Monsoon

Review: Monsoon

Writer-director Hong Khaou weaves together a tale of alienation, displacement and love in Vietnam  

05/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov  • Directors of The Father

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

"We were fascinated by how easily an otherwise completely rational person could fall for the supernatural"

Bulgarian directors Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov talked to us about their absurdist tale The Father, world-premiered in competition at Karlovy Vary  

03/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Review: The Father

Review: The Father

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov's third feature is an engaging, absurdist exploration of loss  

03/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

Review: The August Virgin

Review: The August Virgin

By way of seemingly light-hearted details and conversations, Jonás Trueba introduces the viewer to the mood, the energy and the mindset of those who remain stranded in Madrid over the summer  

02/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition

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