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Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Feature: Imagina - In search of a meaning

GoCritic! Feature: Imagina - In search of a meaning

Fourteen films of differing lengths, formats and narration styles were screened as a part of KVIFF’s Imagina section.  

18/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

Pavol Pekarčík • Director of Silent Days

Interview: Pavol Pekarčík • Director of Silent Days

“The intention was to create a photograph containing a film within itself”

Slovakian filmmaker Pavol Pekarčík talks to Cineuropa about Silent Days, portraying a marginalised group within a marginalised group, authenticity and the relationship between photography and cinema  

18/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Documentary Competition

Unveiling of the 2019 LUX Prize Official Selection

Unveiling of the 2019 LUX Prize Official Selection

The shortlist of the ten movies selected for the European Parliament's LUX Prize was revealed at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival  

17/07 | LUX Prize 2019

K.V.I.Q. Talks @ KVIFF Eastern Promises

K.V.I.Q. Talks @ KVIFF Eastern Promises

Karlovy Vary organised, with the support of the LUX Prize and Creative Europe Desk CZ | MEDIA, a series of talks that discussed creating a sustainable life in the current film climate industry  

17/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | KVIFF Eastern Promises

GoCritic! Feature: The curse of a lost suitcase and formal dresses of Karlovy Vary

GoCritic! Feature: The curse of a lost suitcase and formal dresses of Karlovy Vary

Stolen luggage, the nudity of Patrick and the bewitched attire of In Fabric  

16/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Review: My Thoughts Are Silent

GoCritic! Review: My Thoughts Are Silent

A sound-recordist longing to escape his native Ukraine finds himself experiencing a bumpy ride in Antonio Lukich's tender debut feature  

16/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov  • Directors of The Father

GoCritic! Interview: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov • Directors of The Father

"The basis of the story was something very sad, which could happen to anyone. That's why we decided to try to tell it in a funnier way"

Bulgarian duo, fresh from their Crystal Globe win at Karlovy Vary, discuss the offbeat comedy's main themes and inspirations  

14/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Interview: Felipe Ríos   • Director of The Man of the Future

GoCritic! Interview: Felipe Ríos • Director of The Man of the Future

"A daughter who doesn't succeed in connecting with her father can serve as an example of how a society works"

We chatted with the Chilean filmmaker in Karlovy Vary, where he premiered his intimate first feature  

14/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

GoCritic! Interview: Vladimír Smutný   • Recepient of the KVIFF President Award

GoCritic! Interview: Vladimír Smutný • Recepient of the KVIFF President Award

“Sometimes I wonder whether things have got better or worse”

We interviewed one of the leading Czech directors of photography who received the KVIFF President Award at this year's festival  

13/07 | GoCritic! | Karlovy Vary 2019

Damjan Kozole • Director of Half-Sister

Interview: Damjan Kozole • Director of Half-Sister

“This is a story about the transfer of hatred from generation to generation”

We chatted to Slovenian filmmaker Damjan Kozole, whose latest film, Half-Sister, world-premiered in competition at this year's Karlovy Vary  

11/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Competition