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KARLOVY VARY 2013

Karlovy Vary to open with Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo

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- Festival also announces Official Competitions

Karlovy Vary to open with Michel Gondry's Mood Indigo

The 48th edition of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival will begin with Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo [+see also:
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(photo), an adaptation of Boris Vian's cult novel, which stars Audrey Tatou and Romain Duris.

Also announced today were the films competing in the festival’s several competitions, with the Karlovy Vary Official Selection alone containing six world and seven international premieres. Films in the festival’s main competition include the Czech Republic’s own Jan Hřebejk, whose psychological thriller Innocence [+see also:
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follows up such international festival hits as Kawasaki’s Rose [+see also:
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and KVIFF favourite Ben Wheatley whose film A Field In England [+see also:
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is already garnering huge buzz as it prepares to be the first film in the UK to be released theatrically, on DVD, on demand and on TV all on the same day.

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Returnees to the festival also include Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze, who won at the 2005 KVIFF for the film My Nikifor [+see also:
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, who will compete for the third time for a Crystal Globe with Papusza [+see also:
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, a stylised, black-and-white story of the first Roma woman who published poems and confronted the traditional female role in the gypsy community.  Other films include Iceland’s XL [+see also:
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(Dir. Marteinn Thorsson), Penny Panayotopoulou’s Greek film September [+see also:
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and Roberto’s Andó’s Italian political satire Viva la Liberta [+see also:
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The East of the West Competition will open with Juraj Lehotský’s Miracle [+see also:
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, the story of a young girl who finds herself in a correctional facility. KVIFF will keep its long tradition of showcasing films that focus on the industry itself as Paradjanov [+see also:
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, a documentary about the Russian director, will also make up the East of the West. Estonia continues its growth as a film industry with a film in the competition for the second year running in The Arbiter [+see also:
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, Kadri Kõusaar’s confrontational film about a serial killer who believes in what he does for the sake of morality. Miloš Pušić’s The Withering is a compassionate examination of generational conflict in a small Serbian village while Into The Wardrobe [+see also:
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, a debut Polish film from Bodo Dox, promises to be an intimate tale of Jacek and his brother Tomek takes place in a claustrophobia-inducing prefab apartment building – part of a housing estate still bearing traces of socialism.

The Documentary Films in Competition will include ten feature films and six shorts including the Czech Republic’s DK, by Bára Kopecká, a feature-length documentary about the life and death of radical architect David Kopecký.The Forum of Independents section will include Belgian/French co-production In the Name of the Son [+see also:
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by Vincent Lannoo and Polish film Kamczatka directed by Jerzy Kowynia.

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