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LATEST KARLOVY VARY NEWS

Corn Island

Corn Island wins at Karlovy Vary

By Michael Rosser

Corn Island wins Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival; Elle Fanning wins best actress prize.

Goat (Koza)

Goat wins KV Works in Progress

By Michael Rosser

Boxing drama wins top prize; special mentions for The Gulls and Journey to Rome.

Mira Fornay

Karlovy Vary pitches include Fornay film

By Michael Rosser

Karlovy Vary’s industry days continued today with the Pitch & Feedback initiative, including the new film from My Dog Killer director Mira Fornay, alongside the Docu Talents from the East showcase.

Little from the Fish Shop

Karlovy Vary unveils Works in Progress

By Michael Rosser

A dark animated take on The Little Mermaid and the urban legend of a teenage serial killer in 1960s Poland prove stand outs at KVIFF’s Works in Progress event.

Nikolai Nikitin

Second edition of SOFA announced

By

The School of Film Agents 2014 will take place Aug 15-24 in Wroclaw and feature eight projects.

LUX Prize 2014 nominees

LUX Prize 2014 finalists unveiled

By Michael Rosser

Girlhood, White God and The Wonders among the finalists announced in Karlovy Vary; 2013 audience winner revealed.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson on a return to directing

By Michael Rosser

After picking up the top honour at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Mel Gibson talked to Screen about a return to directing, a possible move into television and reuniting with Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner.

Daniel Dencik

Dencik to shoot Gold Coast in Ghana

By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Dencik is readying an August 4 start of shoot for his first fiction feature, Gold Coast; his short Tal R premieres in Karlovy Vary.

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

The Tribe director to speak at KV

By Michael Rosser

Ukrainian director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy to present his short films as part of a talk at the film festival; two new titles added to programme.

Biophilia

Björk film set for Karlovy Vary

By Michael Rosser

Concert movie Björk: Biophilia Live is to receive its European Premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Mel Gibson

Karlovy Vary to honour Mel Gibson

By Michael Rosser

Other guests of the festival will include Hollywood actress Laura Dern and French actress Fanny Ardant as well as directors Alice Rohrwacher, Bong Joon-ho and David Mackenzie among others.

I Origins

Karlovy Vary to open with I Origins

By Wendy Mitchell

KVIFF kicks off July 4 with director Mike Cahill and actors Michael Pitt and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey in attendance.

Corn Island

Karlovy Vary unveils competition line-up

By Michael Rosser

Seven world premieres and five international premieres include an animated movie for the first time in competition; US drama Low Down starring John Hawkes and Elle Fanning; and Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson’s follow-up to Either Way.

William Friedkin

Karlovy Vary to honour Friedkin, Anonymous Content

By Andreas Wiseman

Festival will also host Lech Walesa for a director’s cut of Walesa: Man of Hope.

Ben Rivers

Karlovy Vary tributes for Rivers, Kashyap

By Michael Rosser

A “neglected” Italian legend, a key figure in contemporary Indian cinema, and the complete work of a renowned British visual artist and filmmaker are to feature at the next Karlovy Vary film festival.

FESTIVAL FOCUS

Festival Focus: Karlovy Vary 2014

19-Jun-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Karlovy Vary (July 4-12) offers an eclectic guest list — ranging from Lech Walesa to William Friedkin — and screens close to 200 films. Artistic director Karel Och gives the lowdown to Michael Rosser.

FEATURES

Agnes Havas

Agnes Havas, Hungarian Film Fund

With Hungary having a huge presence at the 2014 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Laurence Boyce talked to the CEO of the Hungarian Film Fund to find out about the current outlook for the country’s industry.

 Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson, Paris of the North

After seeing his debut feature Either Way remade into US film Prince Avalanche, director and writer Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson talks to Laurence Boyce about his second feature, which receives its world premiere in Karlovy Vary.

Cherry Tobacco

Katrin & Andres Maimik, Cherry Tobacco

Estonian film Cherry Tobacco has its World Premiere in Karlovy Vary. Laurence Boyce talks to the married director Andres and Katrin Maimik about influences, first love and dumpling faces.

Grzegorz Jaroszuk

Grzegorz Jaroszuk, Kebab & Horoscope

KARLOVY VARY: Grzegorz Jaroszuk’s debut feature Kebab & Horoscope is the eagerly awaited first feature from the graduate of Lódz Film School which will premiere in the East of the West Competition. Laurence Boyce asks him about his influences and improvisation.

Ben Rivers

Karlovy Vary: Ben Rivers

British filmmaker and artist Ben Rivers will be one of the three recipients of a retrospective at this year’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Laurence Boyce caught up with him to ask what the retrospective holds.

Signe Baumane

Signe Baumane, Rocks In My Pockets

Rocks In My Pockets, the debut feature from respected animator Signe Baumane, will be the first animated feature ever to take part in the Karlovy Vary International Competition. Laurence Boyce spoke to her about the film.

True Detective

Anonymous Content: dramatic leanings

Ahead of Karlovy Vary’s tribute to Anonymous Content, CEO Steve Golin tells Jeremy Kay about how his company is finding its niche as talent continues to migrate from film to television drama.

REVIEWS

All My Tomorrows

All My Tomorrows

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: Rudolf Havlik. Czech Republic. 2014. 98mins

Corn Island

Corn Island

By Dan Fainaru

Dir: George Ovashvili. Georgia-Germany-France-Czech Republic-Kazakhstan. 2014. 100mins

Rocks In My Pockets

Rocks In My Pockets

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir/scr: Signe Baumane. Latvia-US. 2014. 88mins

Free Fall

Free Fall

By Dan Fainaru

Dir: Gyorgi Palfi. Hungary-France-South Korea. 2014. 82mins

Late Season

Late Season

By Laurence Boyce

Dir: Danilo Caputo. Italy-Romania-Greece. 2014. 80mins

Paris of the North

Paris Of The North

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson. Iceland. 2014. 95mins

Cherry Tobacco

Cherry Tobacco

By Laurence Boyce

Dirs/scr: Katrin & Andres Maimik. Estonia. 2014. 93mins

Nowhere In Moravia

Nowhere In Moravia

By Dan Fainaru

Dir: Miroslav Krobot. Czech Republic. 2014. 102mins

Kebab & Horoscope

Kebab & Horoscope

By Laurence Boyce

Dir/scr: Grzegorz Jaroszuk. Poland. 2014. 72mins

Norway

Norway

By Laurence Boyce

Dir/scr: Yiannis Veslemes. Greece. 2014. 74mins

Asthma

Asthma

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir/scr: Jake Hoffman. US. 2014. 90mins

All Yours

All Yours

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: David Lambert. Belgium-Canada. 2014. 102mins

Patchwork Family

Patchwork Family

By Dan Fainaru

Dir: Pascal Rabate. France. 2014. 92mins

Adventure

Adventure

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/scr: Nariman Turebayev. Kazakhstan-France. 2012. 78mins

BLOGS

Miroslav Ondrícek

Karlovy Vary trailer breaks tradition Video

This year’s star of the KVIFF official trailer breaks with tradition by featuring the festival’s top award in a positive light.