Eva Gardos' mother-daughter drama An American Rhapsody will open the 36th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in July. The film's star, Nastassja Kinski, is expected to accompany the picture.
Czech title Angel Exit, directed by Vladimir Michalek, will screen in competition, while film-maker Emir Kusturica is expected to hit the Bohemian spa town to screen his music documentary Super 8 Stories and - possibly - stage a concert with his band No Smoking.
Joining the previously announced jury president, Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi, as jurors are Iranian director Jafar Panahi, Indian critic Malti Sahai and UK screenwriter Lee Hall. Jan Hrebejk, the Czech director whose Divided We Fall was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, will represent the Czech Republic. Others on the jury include Labina Mitevska, the Macedonian actress known from Milcho Manchevski's Academy Award-nominated Before The Rain, and Lissy Bellaiche, a Danish film industry expert and promoter.
The festival, which runs July 5-14, is presenting a collection of eight Jean-Luc Godard films, dubbed collectively by their creator as Histoire(s) du Cinema.
The festival's main tribute will be a focus on Korean cinema. The "New Korean Film" retrospective, financed in part by the Korean Film Commission and the Korean government, will screen 14 feature films produced over the last 15 years, as well as numerous shorts.