Jan Hrebejk's newfilm Beauty InTrouble has been announced as the first competition film inthe Official Selection of the 41st Karlovy VaryInternational Film Festival.
Thefilm is produced by Ondrej Trojan, who also produced Hrebejk's 2001 Oscar nominee, Divided We Fall.
"Whenwe were writing the script for Beauty in Trouble, we were partlyinspired by the poem of the same name by Robert Graves," Czech director Hrebejk said. "It tells the story ofa beautiful girl who leaves her partner to live with her mother. The latter,however, lives with someone even worse and, the moment when all seems lost, shemeets a man who treats her like an angel and offers her analternative to her ruined life."
Thefilm's lead actress Ana Geislerova previously starredin Something LikeHappiness and Zelary.
The festival also announced that Czech actor Karel Roden, who has appeared in Hellboy, 15 Minutes, Blade II, and Shut UpAnd Shoot Me, will sit on its grand jury.
Czech New Wave director Jan Nemecwill receive
Upto 17 films will compete in both the Official Selection and East of the West.