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Karlovy Vary 2019 / Documentary Competition

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Martin Mareček • Director of Over The Hills

Interview: Martin Mareček • Director of Over The Hills

"This might be a film about man's search for his inner woman"

Czech filmmaker Martin Mareček talked to us about Over The Hills, which was world-premiered in the Documentary Competition at Karlovy Vary  

10/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti • Director of Up To Down

Interview: Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti • Director of Up To Down

"Filmmakers are supposed to provoke the viewers and make them feel the sadness or happiness of the world"

We interviewed Italian filmmaker Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti, who presented his newest title Up To Down in the Documentary Competition of Karlovy Vary  

09/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Yuriy Shylov  • Director of Projectionist

Interview: Yuriy Shylov • Director of Projectionist

“I saw the heroes as dinosaurs living in today’s world”

We caught up with director Yuriy Shylov to get the low-down on his feature debut, Projectionist, which unspooled in the KVIFF’s Documentary Competition  

08/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary 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

Laila Pakalnina  • Director of Spoon

Interview: Laila Pakalnina • Director of Spoon

"If we talk to people through emotions, from soul to soul, it's maybe even more effective than TV and journalism"

Latvian filmmaker Laila Pakalnina discusses with us her latest title, Spoon, world-premiered in the Documentary Competition of Karlovy Vary  

06/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Ksenia Okhapkina  • Director of Immortal

Interview: Ksenia Okhapkina • Director of Immortal

"We adapt to our environment because we need to survive, it’s our instinct"

We have interviewed Russian filmmaker Ksenia Okhapkina, who has just won the Grand Prix in the Documentary Competition at Karlovy Vary with her Estonian-Latvian co-production Immortal  

06/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Review: Projectionist

Review: Projectionist

A movie-theatre projectionist in Kiev falls on hard times in Yuriy Shylov’s observational documentary  

05/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Review: Immortal

Review: Immortal

Russia’s Ksenia Okhapkina makes her feature-length debut with this Estonian-Latvian documentary filmed in a former Gulag labour camp in the Russian Arctic Circle  

03/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Review: Spoon

Review: Spoon

Latvian documentary maker Laila Pakalnina returns to the screen with a paean to the plastic spoon. Yes, you read that right  

02/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Review: The Last Autumn

Review: The Last Autumn

Yrsa Roca Fannberg proves that you can take the sheep out of the man, but you can’t take the man out of the sheep  

02/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

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