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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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    Day One at Karlovy Vary Film Festival: from Mel Gibson to 'I, Origins'

    Opening night at Festival Central, the massive underground theatre at the Hotel Thermal featured a performance of "In the Mood" by the Caban brothers, an intro to the brainy Sundance hit "I, Origins" from writer-director Mike Cahill and stars Michael Pitt and Astrid Berges-Frisbey, and the presentat...

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    Mel Gibson Comeback? Gary Oldman Defends Him, Karlovy Vary Fest Awards Crystal Globe

    Mel Gibson hasn't been too much in the news lately--he's a bit of a tarnished commodity--which makes it all the more interesting that the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has decided to to award him the Crystal Globe this year, and Gary Oldman has stuck up for him in Playboy.

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    Michael Pitt to Kick Off Karlovy Vary Film Fest with 'I Origins'

    This year's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will open with "Boardwalk Empire" star Michael Pitt on hand to introduce Mike Cahill's "I Origins." Fox Searchlight, which released Cahill and Brit Marling's first collaboration "Another Earth," scooped up the brainy sci-fi drama co-starring Marli...

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    Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Announces Competition Lineup

    The Czech city Karlovy Vary is known for several things: its delicious Carlsbad plums, a liqueur called Becherovka, its spa treatments and, most importantly (to us at TOH, at least) its international film festival, which this year will take place from July 4-12.

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    Hungary Announces Karlovy Vary Winner 'The Notebook' as 2014 Foreign Oscar Entry (TRAILER)

    Hungary has chosen "Le Grand Cahier" ("The Notebook"), winner of top prizes at Karlovy Vary earlier this year, as its official entry for the 2014 Foreign-Language Oscar category. Watch the compelling trailer below.

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    Oliver Stone Says New Cut Of 'Alexander' Will Be "Best Version Yet," Criticizes 'Zero Dark Thirty' & 'The Hurt Locker' & Talks 'Pinkville'

    If you hadn't already gathered, Oliver Stone is a stubborn man. This can be a good and not-so-good thing. Confirming what we reported on over a year ago, Oliver Stone discussed his fourth to-be-released cut of "Alexander" at this year's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (along with some of hi...

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    Czech List: The 7 Best Films From The Karlovy Vary Film Festival

    The 48th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) came to a close in the Bohemian town of the same name this weekend, with Hungarian WWII tale "Le Grand Cahier," based on the bestseller "The Notebook" from Agota Kristof, taking the Crystal Globe for best feature.

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    'Grand Cahier,' 'A Field In England' Lead Karlovy Vary Winners

    The 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival came to a close this weekend, with János Szász's "A grand cahier" winning the festival's Grand Prix and Ben Wheatley's "A Field In England" taking the Special Jury Prize.

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Sophie Huber's Documentary 'Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction'

    An enigmatic and perhaps occasionally overly deferential documentary about one of the all-time great character actors, Sophie Huber’s “Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction,” is slow out of the gate, but gently, ever so gently, builds to a thoughtful portrait of a thoughtful man. Stanton, while never l...

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    Karlovy Vary Review: Felix Van Groeningen's Tribeca & Berlin Favorite 'The Broken Circle Breakdown'

    An immaculately observed, desperately moving story of love, loss, and bluegrass music, it's easy to see why Belgian film "The Broken Circle Breakdown" came to the Karlovy Vary Film Festival trailing awards: Best Actress and Best Screenplay from Tribeca and the Audience Award and the Europa Cinemas A...

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