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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Beautiful, Atmospheric Debut ‘Violent’ From Canadian Musician Andrew Huculiak

    On the surface, there’s no real reason why “Violent,” the debut feature film from Canadian director Andrew Huculiak, should be set so specifically in Norway, and be led by a Norwegian actress whose dialogue and voiced-over thoughts are also in Norwegian. But as the film draws you in, or rather quie...

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    'Martin Bonner' Director Chad Hartigan Preps 'Morris from America' in Germany

    Following his Indie Spirit-winning breakthrough, “This is Martin Bonner,” starring Australian "Land Ho!" actor Paul Eenhoorn, Karlovy Vary juror Chad Hartigan is sharing more details on his third feature.

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    'Calvary' Director John Michael McDonagh In Talks With Guy Pearce For Next Film ’War On Everyone’

    EXCLUSIVE: The U.S. may have a few more weeks to wait before “Calvary” opens on August 1st (our review is here meantime), but we were lucky enough to get to meet the director, John Michael McDonagh, of “The Guard” and “brother of playwright and director Martin” fame, at the Karlovy Vary Internationa...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: David Lambert’s Sexually Frank, Emotionally Wise ‘All Yours’

    A truncated stay has meant we haven’t been able to see as many competition titles here at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival as we would have liked, but we can say it got off to a very promising start with this small-scale serio-comic drama, the second feature from “Beyond the Walls” direc...

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    Exclusive: William Friedkin Has Met With 'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto, Potentially In Mix For Season 2

    Today at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival we got to sit down with the wonderfully forthcoming William Friedkin, recipient of an honorary award here. He was as full of anecdotes and tidbits as ever, and we'll have the full interview for you soon, but one item he shared with us, is that hi...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: ‘Little Accidents’ Starring Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Chloe Sevigny And Jacob Lofland

    It’s no surprise that “Little Accidents,” which played at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival tonight for press, was a Sundance premiere: as a directorial debut from a promising new U.S.-based director, with a roster of reliable indie actors plus the added gloss of the higher-profile Banks ...

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    Mel Gibson Talks Return to Directing, Shia LaBeouf, Vikings at Karlovy Vary (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Mel Gibson talks returning to directing and the price of being a movie star at Karlovy Vary (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO).

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Atmospheric Argentinian Paranoia Drama ‘History of Fear’

    A debut film that picked up a little heat when it played early in the Competition lineup in Berlin, Argentinian filmmaker Benjamin Naishtat’s “History of Fear” went strangely quiet thereafter, subsumed, it seemed, by the subsequent welter of flashier offerings. But now having caught up with it at th...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Shira Geffen’s Cannes Favorite ‘Self Made’

    One of the great things about the broad-based programming of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is that it gives us an opportunity to pick up a lot of films that slipped through our Cannes net, and one such title was “Self-Made.” The sophomore feature from Israeli director Shira Geffen, wh...

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    Karlovy Vary Lures Hollywood, Inspires Wes Anderson

    It took me a few days to get the hang of Karlovy Vary. The first morning, as I headed off in the wrong direction from my quaint hillside Cajkovskij Palace Spa and Wellness Hotel, a helpful couple pointed me toward a deep staircase heading straight down toward the Festival Central at the mammoth Hote...

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