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Karlovy Vary 2014 / East of the West

For Some Inexplicable Reason: A quirky comedy about a late bloomer

For Some Inexplicable Reason: A quirky comedy about a late bloomer

First-time feature director Gábor Reisz has crafted an accomplished comedy that differs significantly from most recent Hungarian cinema  

12/07/2014 | Karlovy Vary 2014 | East of the West

Kebab & Horoscope: An accomplished black comedy with an absurdist twist

Kebab & Horoscope: An accomplished black comedy with an absurdist twist

Grzegorz Jaroszuk's debut feature certainly lightened the atmosphere and raised some smiles in the East of the West competition  

11/07/2014 | Karlovy Vary 2014 | East of the West

Corrections Class: A devastating social lesson

Corrections Class: A devastating social lesson

A first-time director raises an important social question with enormous passion  

10/07/2014 | Karlovy Vary 2014 | East of the West

Afterlife: A film in high spirits

Afterlife: A film in high spirits

The Hungarian movie that opened Karlovy Vary’s East of the West competition has a satisfying oddness about it  

10/07/2014 | Karlovy Vary 2014 | East of the West

Cherry Tobacco: The scent of first love

Cherry Tobacco: The scent of first love

The Estonian film deals with growing up and first love, with a strong emphasis on the senses  

10/07/2014 | Karlovy Vary 2014 | East of the West

The Tree: A subtle depiction of the consequences of a tragedy

The Tree: A subtle depiction of the consequences of a tragedy

Sonja Prosenc’s brave debut film will reward attentive audiences  

09/07/2014 | Karlovy Vary 2014 | East of the West

Monument to Michael Jackson: a touching tragi-comedy for all audiences

Monument to Michael Jackson: a touching tragi-comedy for all audiences

Formally classical, Darko Lungulov’s second film features a strong cast and dynamic storytelling  

08/07/2014 | Karlovy Vary 2014 | East of the West

Bota: Albania Cafe

Bota: Albania Cafe

An understated co-production between Albania, Italy and Kosovo is the first pleasant surprise in Karlovy Vary’s East of the West selection  

07/07/2014 | Karlovy Vary 2014 | East of the West

Barbarians: A hyper-realistic look at modern Serbia's youth

Barbarians: A hyper-realistic look at modern Serbia's youth

First-time director Ivan Ikic paints a convincing picture of the lifestyle of Serbian teenagers in the country's current social situation  

06/07/2014 | Karlovy Vary 2014 | East of the West