Nine Polish titles to screen at Karlovy Vary
by Dorota Hartwich
27/06/2012 - Nine Polish titles are to be screened at the 47th Karlovy Vary Film Festival (from June 29 to July 7) including two in the official competition. Films vying for the Czech event’s Crystal Globe include To Kill a Beaver [trailer] (Zabić bobra) by Jan Jakub Kolski. Produced by Studio Filmowe Tramway with the support of the Polish Film Institute, this new feature by the director of Venice [trailer], Pornography [trailer], and Jasminum tells of the misadventures of an ex-officer (Eryk Lubos) who has returned to his childhood home, tormented by past memories, and who will go on a secret mission.
Among the 12 titles selected in the official competition, the following also stand out: Polish-Czech comedy Polski film [trailer] by Marek Najbrt. This story of four school friends who have grown up to become actors and decide to make a film together is to star Pavel Liška, Tomaš Matonoha, Josef Polašek, Marek Daniel, and Jan Budař.
Two fiction feature debuts are also to compete in the East of the West section: Yuma by Piotra Mularuk (co-produced with the Czech Republic) and Shameless (Bez wstydu) by Filip Marczewski. Another feature debut, In a Bedroom (W sypialni) by Tomasz Wasilewski, will also feature at the Forum of Independents, while Chicks Are Just Different (Baby są jakieś inne) by Marek Koterski will screen in the Another View section.
Documentaries in the competition include Kichot by Jagoda Szelc and Polish-German-French-Danish co-production Polish Illusions by the duo Jacob Dammas - Helge Renner. Finally, Polish-Czech-Slovak co-production The Confidant by Juraj Nvota will screen in the Czech Films 2011-2012 programme.
(Translated from French)