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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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Charlemagne Youth Prize

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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interview: Vitaly Mansky
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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 [+see also:
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, received support through film incentives, as it was shot in Prague in February 2017.

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