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2016 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Unveils Lineup

Karlovy Vary president Jiří Bartoška at the official unveiling of 51st KVIFF visuals.

Courtesy of KVIFF

The annual Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is known for debuting some of the world’s best multinational feature films and documentaries. From July 1-9, various films including the last movie from recently deceased Czech director Jan Nemec and others from Roverto Ando and Jan Hrebejk will compete at the top Czech festival.

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“The Wolf from Royal Vineyard,” Nemec‘s final film, will screen in the official competition lineup and is joined by 11 other films, including directors from Italy, Turkey, Poland, Canada, and beyond.

Attila Till’s dark comedy “Kills on Wheels,” about a gang of wheelchair-bound hired killers, will open Karlovy Vary’s unique East of the West competition. A number of female-directed films round out the category, including “Days That Confused” by Triin Ruumet and “House of Others” by Rusudan Glurjidze.

The Documentary Films competition will feature twelve films including “Normal Autistic Film” by Miroslay Janek, “FC Roma” by Tomás Bojar and Rozálie Kohoutová and “Close Relations” by Vitaly Mansky. Audiences will also see “Tower,” which is officially described as a “dramatic reconstruction of the first mediatized school massacre in the United States,” and “Whose Country,” a cutting account of the role police played in the Egyptian revolution.

Check out the full lineup below.

OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION

Babamın Kanatları / My Father’s Wings / Otcova křídla
Director: Kıvanç Sezer

Le confessioni / The Confessions / Zpovědi
Director: Roberto Andò

Dincolo de calea ferata / By the Rails / U trati
Director: Cătălin Mitulescu

Ernelláék Farkaséknál / It’s not The Time of My Life / Rodinné štěstí
Director: Szabolcs Hajdu

Fale / Waves / Vlny
Director: Grzegorz Zariczny

Gleissendes Glück / Original Bliss / Prvotní štěstí
Director: Sven Taddicken

Nočno življenje / Nightlife / Noční život
Director: Damjan Kozole

La propera pell / The Next Skin / Nová kůže
Director: Isaki Lacuesta, Isa Campo

Učiteľka / The Teacher / Učitelka
Director: Jan Hřebejk

Vlk z Královských Vinohrad / The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street / Vlk z Královských Vinohrad
Director: Jan Němec

We’re Still Together / We’re Still Together / Pořád spolu
Director: Jesse Klein

Zoologiya / Zoology / Zoologie
Director: Ivan I. Tverdovsky

 

EAST OF THE WEST – COMPETITION

Amžinai kartu / Together For Ever / Navždy spolu
Director: Lina Lužytė

Dublu / Double / Pod tlakem
Director: Catrinel Dănăiaƫă

Eşik / Verge / Na hraně
Director: Ayhan Salar, Erkan Tahhuşoğlu

Home Sweet Home / Home Sweet Home / Všude dobře, doma nejlíp
Director: Faton Bajraktari

Houston, imamo problem! / Houston, We Have a Problem! / Houstone, máme problém!
Director: Žiga Virc

Kamper / Kamper / Kamper
Director: Łukasz Grzegorzek

Kollektor / Collector / Vymahač
Director: Alexei Krasovskiy

Luuraja ja luuletaja / The Spy and the Poet / Špion a básník
Director: Toomas Hussar

Päevad, mis ajasid segadusse / The Days That Confused / Zmatené dny
Director: Triin Ruumet

Polednice / The Noonday Witch / Polednice
Director: Jiří Sádek

Skhvisi sakhli / House of Others / Dům těch druhých
Director: Rusudan Glurjidze

Tiszta szívvel / Kills on Wheels / Takoví normální vozíčkáři
Director: Attila Till
DOCUMENTARY FILMS – COMPETITION

All These Sleepless Nights / All These Sleepless Nights / Probdělé noci
Director: Michał Marczak

Ama-San / Ama-San / Ama-San
Director: Cláudia Varejão

Balad Meen? / Whose Country? / Země koho?
Director: Mohamed Siam

FC Roma / FC Roma / FC Roma
Director: Tomáš Bojar, Rozálie Kohoutová

LoveTrue / LoveTrue / LoveTrue
Director: Alma Har’el

Normální autistický film / Normal Autistic Film / Normální autistický film
Director: Miroslav Janek

La permanence / On Call / Ambulance
Director: Alice Diop

Rodnye / Close Relations / Příbuzní
Director: Vitaly Mansky

Solar / Solar / Solar
Director: Manuel Abramovich

Tower / Tower / Věž
Director: Keith Maitland

Transit Havana / Transit Havana / Transit Havana
Director: Daniel Abma

El último verano / The Last Summer / Poslední léto
Director: Leire Apellaniz López

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival runs July 1-9.

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