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TORONTO 2018 Czech Republic

Award-winning films from Karlovy Vary to bow at Toronto

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- The Czech Film Fund supported all three KVIFF-screened movies in the line-up of the biggest North American film festival

Award-winning films from Karlovy Vary to bow at Toronto
Winter Flies by Olmo Omerzu

The Crystal Globe-winning drama by Radu Jude “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians” [+see also:
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, the Romanian bid for the 2019 Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film (see the news), will bow in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the Toronto International Film Festival (6-16 September). The Czech Film Fund supported Jude’s latest effort as well as his previous, award-winning drama Aferim! [+see also:
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, both co-produced by Czech outfit endorfilm. Besides Jude, the controversial Golden Bear-winning psychological drama Touch Me Not [+see also:
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 by Adina Pintilie is yet another Romanian project co-produced by the Czech Republic to be joining the sprawling roster of the Canadian film festival.

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Jude’s provocative drama about Romania’s past is not the only award-winning film to be plucked from this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) line-up: The TIFF programmers also picked Olmo Omerzu’s coming-of-age road movie Winter Flies [+see also:
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 for the selection that provides a peek at current world cinema. Winter Flies, which netted the Best Director Award at this year’s KVIFF, marks the third collaboration between the Slovenian-born, Prague-based director and producer Jiří Konečný, of endorfilm.

Another award-winning movie from the largest Czech gathering, a cinematic time capsule providing an insight into Vladimir Putin’s rise to power, Putin’s Witnesses [+see also:
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 by Vitaly Mansky, supported by the Czech Film Fund and co-produced by Hypermarket Film for the Czech Republic, will be introduced in the TIFF Docs section. Finally, the new film by Xavier DolanThe Death and Life of John F. Donovan, received support through film incentives, as it was shot in Prague in February 2017.

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