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Karlovy Vary 2019 / East of the West

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Review: Zizotek

Review: Zizotek

The second feature film by Greece’s Vardis Marinakis goes down the road of an emotional refuge as it examines relationships between love-starved individuals  

11/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Review: A Certain Kind of Silence

Review: A Certain Kind of Silence

Czech director Michal Hogenauer’s first feature film takes a sterile approach to telling a perverse story about families and manipulation (and maybe something else)  

10/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Review: Silent Days

Review: Silent Days

Pavol Pekarčík has made what is so far the warmest Slovak docu-fiction drama about the Roma population, one of the staples of the country's modern cinema  

10/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Michal Hogenauer  • Director of A Certain Kind of Silence

Interview: Michal Hogenauer • Director of A Certain Kind of Silence

“It is necessary to find your own film language and your own poetics”

Cineuropa talked to debutant Czech filmmaker Michal Hogenauer about his movie A Certain Kind of Silence, the banality of evil, genre filmmaking and minimalism  

09/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Review: My Thoughts Are Silent

Review: My Thoughts Are Silent

This accomplished and engaging dramedy, which won the Special Jury Prize in Karlovy Vary's East of the West, is a breath of fresh air in Ukrainian cinema  

09/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Andrei Cohn  • Director of Arrest

Interview: Andrei Cohn • Director of Arrest

“I was more interested in showing how it had been possible to cohabit, day after day, with this madness”

We caught up with Romanian director Andrei Cohn, whose second feature, Arrest, was shown in the East of the West competition at Karlovy Vary  

09/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Lendita Zeqiraj  • Director of Aga's House

Interview: Lendita Zeqiraj • Director of Aga's House

"I had to dig deep into the crevices of the characters"

We chatted to Kosovar filmmaker Lendita Zeqiraj, whose feature debut, Aga's House, world-premiered in the East of the West section of the KVIFF and picked up a Special Mention from the FEDEORA jury  

08/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Review: The Bull

Review: The Bull

The winner of Karlovy Vary’s East of the West competition is a raw and violent take on Russian society in the late 1990s  

08/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov triumph at Karlovy Vary with The Father

Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov triumph at Karlovy Vary with The Father

The Bulgarian duo's new film received the Crystal Globe, while the other big winner of this edition was Lara by German filmmaker Jan Ole Gerster, taking home two awards  

06/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | Awards

Serhat Karaaslan  • Director of Passed By Censor

Interview: Serhat Karaaslan • Director of Passed By Censor

"There are two things in my film: the world the character lives in and the world he's creating in his mind"

Turkish first-time filmmaker Serhat Karaaslan visited the East of the West competition of Karlovy Vary with his Turkish-German-French co-production Passed By Censor and he talked to us about it  

06/07 | Karlovy Vary 2019 | East of the West

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