The KarlovyVary International Film Festival has announced the competition films for its41st edition to be held June 30-July 8.
In addition to thepreviously announced Beauty In Troubleby Jan Hrebejk, MouthTo Mouth by Bjorn Runge and Several People, Little Time by Andrzej Baranksi, the competition line-up includes a further dozenfilms screening in either world or international premiere.
The competition's worldpremieres are Destiny, Beauty In Trouble, Christmas Tree Upside Down, Reprise,
Christmas Tree Upside Down consists of six stories linked by the image of aChristmas tree being transported to post-socialist
Joachim Trier's Reprise is a playful yet serious filmabout young people finding their way between ideals and reality.
Aku Louhimies' dark Frozen City explores the disintegrationof a young marriage. The film styles itself, with irony, as a remake of Taxi Driver. The Finnish film took thetop prize in the Nordic competition at the 2005 Gothenburg Film Festival.
In director Hans Steinbichler's WinterJourney, an aging businessman suffering from poor mental health undertakesa journey to
Argentine-Spanishco-production Destiny, directed byMiguel Pereira, is a black comedy about a fugitive who takes on the identity ofa village priest.
Lee Yoon-Ki'sLove Talk, which saw its worldpremiere last year in
Mezcal is an ensemble story of characters in a small Mexican town, directed byIgnacio Ortiz.
Transit isa World War II story about Soviet pilots by veteran Russian director Alexander Rogozhkin.
Goodbye Life, from director Ensieh Shah-Hosseini,explores the terrors of battle as seen through the eyes of a female reportercovering the Iran-Iraq war.
Miguel Albaladejo'sMy Quick Way Out is based on theadventures of a juvenile car thief.
Director GoranPaskaljevic will chair the grand jury, which alsoinclude Norwegian film-maker Bent Hamer, Iranianactress Leila Hatami, American screenwriter ColemanHough,
Numerous directors willpresent their films at this year's festival, including Luc Besson,who will be on hand for Angel-A,Terry Gilliam for Tideland, Michael Glawogger for Slumming,Kim Ki-duk for festival opener Time, Andrucha Waddington for House Of Sand, and JasmilaZbanic for Grbavica.