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Karlovy Vary to host Borderline retrospective

Karlovy Vary (June 28 - July 6) will this year host a retrospective of Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin and Josh Mond’s New York-based production collective Borderline Films.

Borderline Films: The First Ten Years will include screenings of shorts Buy it Now (for which Campos took first prize at the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival), The Last 15 and Mary Last Seen; Cannes Un Certain Regard entries Afterschool and Martha Marcy May Marlene as well as The Directors’ Fortnight entry Two Gates of Sleep and Simon Killer.

The retrospective will also include a “carte blanche” screening where the filmmakers will each select one of their favorite non-Borderline produced films to be screened at the Festival. The trio will also teach a master class at the festival and be accompanied by a number of actors and fixed members of their crew.

KVIFF’s artistic director Karel Och said: “We are very excited to share our deep appreciation of the work of Antonio, Sean and Josh with our festival audience. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival thrives on screening the best of unique, independent filmmaking from around the world and we’re honoured to welcome these true auteurs to our 48th edition.”

Campos, Durkin and Mond said in a joint statement: “We are truly humbled by this honor.  As a company, we have spent the past 10 years making films we believe in and working with the people we love. We never stop creating and moving forward, but we are excited to take this week in Karlovy Vary to look back on the work with many of our collaborators/extended family and to share the films with a new audience.”

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