Czech title Angel Exit, directed by Vladimir Michalek, will screen in competition at this summer's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, the event has revealed.
Luminaries expected to travel to the historic spa town include celebrated director Emir Kusturica, who is to screen his music documentary Super 8 Stories. The festival, which runs July 5 - 14, is hoping that Kusturica and his band No Smoking will stage a concert.
Heading the festival's grand jury will be Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi, whose Hidden Treasures will make its international premiere at the event.
In the Horizons section, dedicated to showcasing prize winners from other festivals, will screen: Julian Schnabel's Before Night Falls; Indian director Buddhadeb Dasgupta's The Wrestlers (Uttara); Julien Temple's The Filth And The Fury; Robert Altman's Dr T And The Women; John Boorman's The Tailor Of Panama; as well as John Herzfeld's Fifteen Minutes, in which well-known Czech actor Karel Roden appears opposite co-stars Robert DeNiro and Ed Burns.
Showcasing innovative films or work from emerging film industries, the Another View sidebar will screen Mexican Academy Award nominee Love's A Bitch (Amores Perros); Don's Plum starring Leonardo DiCaprio; and Portuguese filmmaker Joao Pedro Rodrigues' O Fantasma.
The East of the West section for countries from Central and Eastern Europe features Uzbek director Ali Chamrajev's Bo Ba Bu; Polish director Jan Jakub Kolski's Keep Away From The Window (Daleko Od Okna); and the Russian film Moscow (Moskva), by Alexander Zeldovich.
This year's main retrospective is dedicated to Korean film. Amongst the 14 titles on show are Chunyang, the first Korean film to play in competition at the Cannes Film Festival when it premiered last year, and fellow festival favourites Spring In My Hometown, Barking Dogs Never Bite and The Isle.
A seminar titled East Meets West will be dedicated to directors from the East who have recently made films in the West, and to films expressing the emigre's experience. Accompanying the seminar, which runs July 12-13, will be screenings of England!, from German director Achim von Borries; The Last Resort, by the UK's Pawel Pawlikowski; and the international premiere of West (Occidente), by Italian director Corso Salani.
The festival will also present an award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema to Czech director Otakar Vavra.