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KARLOVY VARY 2016

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Karlovy Vary unveils the complete line-up for its 51st edition

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- A slew of recently awarded titles have made it onto the Czech gathering’s programme for this year

Karlovy Vary unveils the complete line-up for its 51st edition
A Date for Mad Mary by Darren Thornton

After presenting its competition titles (read the news), the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has now unveiled its 51st-edition line-up in its entirety. Earlier, it was made public that a retrospective would be dedicated to Austrian-American director Otto Preminger and that a spotlight would also be shone upon contemporary Mexican female filmmakers. The official out-of-competition selection includes a film essay dedicated to the hometown of director Pepe Diokno, Manila, Brotherhood; a documentary about a Mongolian girl striving to become a bird hunter, The Eagle Huntress; the controversial dramedy Swiss Army Man, starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe; and Darren Thornton’s feature debut, A Date for Mad Mary [+see also:
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Felix van Groeningen’s Belgica [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Artemio Benki, Sylvie Leray
interview: Felix Van Groeningen
film profile
]
has been picked for the Horizons section, which rounds up the most interesting current titles, including Christian Vincent’s Courted [+see also:
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trailer
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, Claudio Caligari’s drama Don’t Be Bad [+see also:
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, Eugène Green’s offbeat comedy The Son of Joseph [+see also:
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and the Golden Bear-winning Fire at Sea [+see also:
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trailer
film focus
interview: Gianfranco Rosi
film profile
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by Gianfranco Rosi. The boldest recent titles are gathered under the umbrella of the Another View section, such as Tobias Nölle’s solo feature debut, Aloys [+see also:
film review
trailer
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interview: Tobias Nölle
film profile
]
, a reality-bending tale of romance between two alienated people; the Un Certain Regard-winning Finnish boxing biopic The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Juho Kuosmanen
film profile
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; the Critics’ Week Grand Prize winner, Mimosas [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Oliver Laxe
film profile
]
by Oliver Laxe; Pietro Marcello’s essayistic fable of a film, Lost and Beautiful [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Pietro Marcello ­
film profile
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; Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s horror-musical fairy tale The Lure [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
film profile
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; and the Directors’ Fortnight Art Cinema Award winner, Wolf and Sheep [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Shahrbanoo Sadat
film profile
]
by Shahrbanoo Sadat

Films characterised by “distinctive and radical visions of film language” make up the Imagina section. This year’s chosen titles are Martin Kollár’s contemplative docu-diary 5 October, Ben Rivers’ genre-defying The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers [+see also:
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making of
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, Peter Schreiner’s Lampedusa and Christophe Bisson’s portrait of Bernard Legay, Sfumato. Meanwhile, the section focused on domestic production rounds up titles from 2015 and 2016, including the crime miniseries Blue Shadows; Helena Třeštíková and Jakub Hejna’s documentary about a Czech actress who had an affair with Joseph Goebbels, Doomed Beauty; Marko Škop’s Eva Nová [+see also:
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trailer
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interview: Marko Škop
film profile
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; Olmo Omerzu’s Family Film [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Olmo Omerzu
film profile
]
; Petr Oukropec’s coming-of-age tale In Your Dreams! [+see also:
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trailer
film profile
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; Petr Zelenka’s metatextual dramedy Lost in Munich [+see also:
trailer
interview: Petr Zelenka
film profile
]
; and Petr Václav’s harrowing parable We Are Never Alone [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Petr Vaclav
film profile
]
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The full line-up of the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (1-9 July) is available here

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