Karlovy Vary Features

  • Features

    Karlovy Vary’s golden jubilee


    As the Czech film festival celebrates its 50th anniversary, artistic director Karel Och talks Michael Rosser through Karlovy Vary’s sometimes rocky history, and this year’s ‘daring’ line-up.

  • 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 Łódź 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.

  • Features

    Festival Focus: Karlovy Vary 2014


    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.

  • John Travolta showed his dance moves when he introduced Grease at the open-air cinema

    Karlovy Vary 2013


    From John Travolta to Oliver Stone and Ben Wheatley, the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival welcomed a diverse group of guests.