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KARLOVY VARY 2015 UK/Ireland

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Amy, The Falling amongst British representatives at Karlovy Vary

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- 12 films with British or Irish involvement selected for Czech festival

Amy, The Falling amongst British representatives at Karlovy Vary
The Falling by Carol Morley

Asif Kapadia’s acclaimed documentary Amy [+see also:
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(UK), about tragic British musician Amy Winehouse, is one of several British films in this year’s Karlovy Vary (July 3-11) line up. The film will play out of competition in the Documentary section. Another British documentary on a legendary British musician, Julien Temple’s The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson [+see also:
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(UK), will play in the Critics Choice selection. In competition in the Documentary section is Cosima Spender’s Palio [+see also:
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 (UK), about the famous biannual bareback horserace in Siena and winner of the editing award at Tribeca, and Mark CousinsI Am Belfast [+see also:
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(UK), a magic realist look at the city.

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Carol Morley’s The Falling [+see also:
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(UK), that follows mysterious goings on at an English boarding school and was nominated for Best British Newcomer and Best Film at the 2014 BFI London Film Festival, will play in the Another View section alongside Jonas Carpignano’s immigration drama Mediterranea [+see also:
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(Germany/US/UK/Italy/France/Qatar).

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Cannes Jury Prize winning The Lobster [+see also:
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(Ireland/UK/France/Greece/Netherlands) will display its dystopian themes in the Horizons segment of the festival alongside John Maclean’s Western Slow West [+see also:
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(UK/New Zealand), and Naji Abu Nowar’s desert adventure Theeb [+see also:
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(Jordan/UK/UAE/Qatar). Helen Walsh’s study of emotional alienation The Violators [+see also:
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(UK) will play in competition in the Forum of Independents section.

Revivals this year include Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 classic The Man Who Fell to Earth (UK) in the Midnight section and Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s revered 1951 Offenbach opera adaptation The Tales of Hoffman (UK) in the Out of the Past section.

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