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Europe Now! is now at Karlovy Vary

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Ten European Films were presented as part of Variety’s Critics’ Choice: Europe Now programme for the tenth time at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Chosen by the critics of the US trade paper, the ten titles are supported by European Film Promotion, who invited the filmmakers to present their works in person yesterday and today at a special cocktail and party and, of course, to the eager festival-goers.

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From the European north, Norway is represented by Alexander Eik’s comedy Cold Feet [+see also:
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and Denmark by the relationship drama Prague [+see also:
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by Ole Christian Madsen. From the west come True North by Steve Hudson, an Irish/UK/German co-production; the UK’s Someone Else by Col Spector, Sonja Heiss’s German film Hotel Very Welcome and the French film Fissures [+see also:
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by Alanté Kavaïté.

From central and eastern Europe come Grzegorz Lewandowski’s Polish horror story Hyena, the Austrian horror film Dead in 3 Days [+see also:
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by Andreas Prochaska and Jeanne Waltz’s Swiss drama Parting Shot [+see also:
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(see Focus). Finally, from the south there is the Spanish boxing drama The Distance [+see also:
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by Iñaki Dorronsoro.

Interviews with all the directors of the selected films can be read in our special report dedicated to Variety’s Critics’ Choice: Europe Now programme.

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