The 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which was canceled final yr due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will return in late August with a lineup of 32 new function movies plus an intensive tribute to Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation, KVIFF organizers introduced on Tuesday.
The two important sections of the pageant, the Crystal Globe Competition and the East of the West Competition, will for the primary time embrace documentary movies, which up to now had been excluded from competitors or stored in their very own sections.
The Film Foundation tribute will embrace screenings of 10 movies restored by the group Scorsese based in 1990. They will embrace Michael Curtiz’s 1950 Hemingway adaptation “The Breaking Point,” the 1934 Mexican horror basic “The Phantom of the Convent,” Timité Bassori’s Ivory Coast drama “The Woman With the Knife,” Robert Downey Sr.’s 1969 satire “Putney Swope,” George Cukor’s 1932 movie “What Price Hollywood?” and John Cassavetes’ indie basic “A Woman Under the Influence.”
The pageant will open on Aug. 20 with the world premiere of “Zátopek,” a drama from Czech director David Ondricek (“In the Shadow”) concerning the endurance runner Emil Zatopek. KVIFF will run by means of Aug. 28, a later-than-usual date on the calendar that was chosen to not intervene with this yr’s delayed Cannes Film Festival, which is being held in Karlovy Vary’s regular early-July slot.
The important competitors will embrace a dozen movies representing 15 totally different international locations, with a specific emphasis on Central and Eastern European cinema. The entries embrace “Boiling Point,” a British drama about an overworked chef that unspools in a single take; “Wars,” director Nicholas Roy’s story of a younger girl who joins the military; “Every Single Minute,” a Czech documentary that follows a yr within the lifetime of a 4-year-old boy topic to a posh and intense child-rearing routine; and “Zbornica” (“The Staffroom”), a Croatian movie concerning the energy struggles and intrigue in a faculty.
Additional programming will probably be introduced within the coming weeks.
The pageant additionally revealed plenty of works at numerous levels of completion that can participate in on-line trade periods between July 28 and Aug. 12, with 110,000 Euro in prizes accessible for competing movies.
KVIFF is among the world’s oldest festivals, launching in 1946, and the most important and most prestigious pageant in Central and Eastern Europe. It takes place in Karlovy Vary, a spa city about 80 miles west of Prague within the Czech Republic.
The full lineup:
CRYSTAL GLOBE COMPETITION (MAIN COMPETITION)
“Atlas ptáků” / “Bird Atlas”
Director: Olmo Omerzu
Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, 2021, 92 min, World premiere
Director: Philip Barantini
United Kingdom, 2020, 94 min, World premiere
“Ezmûn” / “The Exam”
Director: Shawkat Amin Korki
Germany, Iraq, Qatar, 2021, 89 min, World premiere
“Guerres” / “Wars”
Director: Nicolas Roy
Canada, 2021, 84 min, World premiere
“Každá minuta života” / “Every Single Minute”
Director: Erika Hníková
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2021, 80 min, World premiere
“Láska pod kapotou” / “At Full Throttle”
Director: Miro Remo
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2021, 85 min, World premiere
Director: Dietrich Brüggemann
Germany, 2021, 119 min, World premiere
Director: Lisa Bierwirth
Germany, 2021, 125 min, World premiere
“Strahinja Banović” / “As Far as I Can Walk”
Director: Stefan Arsenijević
Serbia, France, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Lithuania, 2021, 92 min, World premiere
“La terra dei figli” / “The Land of the Sons”
Director: Claudio Cupellini
Italy, 2021, 118 min, International premiere
“Zbornica” / “The Staffroom”
Director: Sonja Tarokić
Croatia, 2021, 126 min, World premiere
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