Selections include world premiere of Catherine Martin’s Mourning for Anna and international premiere of Daniel Burman’s Brother & Sister.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has added four competition titles to its 45th edition.

The Czech festival will see the world premiere of Catherine Martin’s Mourning for Anna, a francophone drama from Canada. Guylaine Tremblay plays a mother coming to terms with her daughter’s death and trying to rediscover meaning in her own life. The film reunites Martin and Tremblay, who worked together on the writer-director Marriages, named Best Screenplay at Montréal in 2001.

Argentine director Daniel Burman will present the international premiere of Brother & Sister, about an ageing pair of siblings. Burman’s films The Empty Nest (2009) and Family Law (2006) both screened in Karlovy Vary’s Horizons selection; Brother & Sister is his first film in competition at the festival.

From Croatia comes Just Between Us, a satirical look at contemporary morals, stars Miki Manojlović (Underground, Irina Palm). Director Rajko Grlić is best known for his 1978 Cannes competition film Bravo Maestro and his 2006 San Sebastián title The Border Post.

Catalan director Agustí Vila will introduce international audiences to his film The Mosquito Net, a black comedy starring Martina García and Eduard Fernández (Biutiful) and Geraldine Chaplin.