Andrzej Baranski'sSeveral People, Little Time and BjornRunge's Mouth To Mouth will compete for the grand prize at the 41stKarlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Several People, LittleTime, an intimate psychological drama inspired by the relationship betweenthe Polish poet Miron Bialoszewskiand a blind woman. It stars Krystyna Janda who won the best actress award at the Polish Film Festival in
Mouth To Mouth is a sombre drama whichfocuses on a family on the verge of collapse. The film features much of thesame cast as his previous film, Daybreak,which won a Blue Angel for the Swedish director and a Silver Bear forOutstanding Artistic Achievement for the ensemble cast in
Belgrade-born director Goran Paskaljevic (The DogWho Loved Trains, The Powder Keg)will chair the seven-member grand jury which will judge the competition titles in theOfficial Selection. Other members of the jury include Czech actor Karel Roden (Hellboy, 15 Minutes), Iranian actress Leila Hatami(Portrait Of A Lady Far Away), Polishdirector Juliusz Machulski(Vinci), Canadian film historianLaurence Kardish and American screenwriter ColemanHough.
Alexei German Jr.'s Gaspartum, whichwon Best Film at the Sofia International Film Festival, has been added to theEast of the West line-up, as has Rozdroze Cafe,which earned Leszek Wosiewiczthe Best Director award at the Polish Film Festival in
The documentary competition will include MiroslavJanek's Kha-chee-pee, Harutyun Khachatryan's Returnof the Poet and Gillian Armstrong's UnfoldingFlorence: The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst. Fabrizio Grosoli, Jana Boková, and Marek Hovorka will sit on thedocumentary competition jury.
Sundance directorGeoffrey Gilmore will open a retrospectivemarking the 25th anniversary of the Sundance institute, including JeffFeuerzeig's TheDevil And Daniel Johnston, John Curran's We Don't Live Here Anymore, and JulieDash's Daughters Of The Dust.
Other titles screening at Karlovy Vary include Steven Soderbergh's Bubble,Michel Gondry's DaveChappelle's Block Party, JasmilaZbanic's Grbavica, Steve Buscemi's Lonesome Jim, Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion, TerryGilliam's Tideland, Gavin Hood's Tsotsi, andWerner Herzog's The Wild Blue Yonder.