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KARLOVY VARY 2018

Karlovy Vary reveals the titles for its 53rd edition

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- The Czech Republic’s largest film gathering is set to present an array of standout titles from the contemporary cinema landscape

Karlovy Vary reveals the titles for its 53rd edition
Happy as Lazzaro by Alice Rohrwacher

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has disclosed the full line-up for its 2018 edition. Alongside the competition sections and the films set to be introduced out of competition (see the news), plus Barry Levinson’s movies (see the news), two series will be introduced as special events: there will be two episodes from the third season of In Treatment, starring Karel Roden, and the first episode of HBO’s psychological thriller miniseries Sharp Objects, based on Gillian Flynn’s debut novel.

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In Horizons and Another View, the programmers have cooked up a selection of films that they consider to be standout contemporary titles. Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War [+see also:
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 was plucked straight from Cannes, as were Asghar Farhadi’s Everybody Knows [+see also:
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Lukas Dhont’s Girl [+see also:
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interview: Lukas Dhont
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Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro [+see also:
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interview: Alice Rohrwacher
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Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote [+see also:
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interview: Terry Gilliam
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Kirill Serebrennikov’s Summer [+see also:
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interview: Ilya Stewart
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Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree [+see also:
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 and Jafar Panahi’s 3 Faces. Other titles in Horizons include Alexey German Jr’s Dovlatov [+see also:
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Laura Bispuri’s Daughter of Mine [+see also:
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interview: Laura Bispuri
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Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra’s Good Manners [+see also:
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Guillaume Nicloux’s To the Ends of the World [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Nicloux
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Adina Pintilie’s Berlinale-winning Touch Me Not [+see also:
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interview: Adina Pintilie
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 and Lucrecia Martel’s Zama [+see also:
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interview: Lucrecia Martel
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. Another View will treat visitors to Ísold Uggadóttir’s And Breathe Normally [+see also:
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interview: Ísold Uggadóttir
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Ali Abbasi’s Border [+see also:
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interview: Ali Abbasi
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, the tongue-in-cheek comedy Diamantino [+see also:
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interview: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Sc…
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 by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel SchmidtAgnieszka Smoczyńska’s Fugue [+see also:
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interview: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
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Olga Chajdas’ Nina [+see also:
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, the black comedy Pity [+see also:
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interview: Babis Makridis
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 by Babis Makridis and Keren Ben Rafael’s Virgins [+see also:
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The Imagina section offers edgier titles, such as Johann Lurf’s experimental feature Louis Rizzo-Naudi’s Elegy, the cinematic diptych Endless Tail [+see also:
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 by Željka Suková and Scott Barley’s Sleep Has Her House [+see also:
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. The domestic titles on show comprise Jan Švankmajer’s last feature, Insect [+see also:
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interview: Jan Švankmajer
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Martin Šulík’s The Interpreter [+see also:
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interview: Martin Šulík
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Aurel Klimt’s puppet stop-motion sci-fi musical Lajka [+see also:
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, the observation of a younger generation on the fringes of society Nothing Like Before by Klára Tasovská and Lukáš Kokeš, and Jan Gebert’s documentary about right-wing extremism and cults of personality, When the War Comes [+see also:
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The full line-up is available here.

The 53rd edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will run from 29 June-7 July 2018.

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