Karlovy Vary

Ignas Jonynas, Payal Kapadia, Francisco Vargas Projects Hit Locarno’s Match Me!

Anyone wanting signs that film production is alive and kicking in some parts of the world – and not only the most obvious – need go no further…

Best Friend Forever Boards Venice Horizons Title ‘To The North’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Brussels-based company Best Friend Forever has acquired international sales rights to Mihai Mincan’s drama thriller “To The North” which will world premiere at Venice in the Horizons section.…

Pluto Film Boards Venice Horizons Title ‘Victim,’ Debuts Trailer (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based sales agent Pluto Film has acquired Michal Blaško’s suspense drama “Victim,” about a woman seeking justice in a racist society, ahead of its world premiere in Venice’s…

Beata Parkanová in Production With Czech-Slovak Film ‘Tiny Lights’

Czech director-writer Beata Parkanová is in production with Czech-Slovak feature “Tiny Lights,” about a summer’s day in the life of six-year-old Amálka that captures a moment of transformation…

‘La Piedad,’ A Terrifying Take On Attachment, Heads To Fantasia

Off the heels of a world premiere at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, where he scooped the Proxima Special Jury Prize, writer-director Eduardo Casanova arrives in Montreal to…

Bogdan Dumitrache Stars in Firefighter Film ‘Rise Up and Walk’ — Central and East European News in Brief

Hungarian director András Fésős is in post-production with his sophomore feature “Rise Up and Walk,” starring Romania’s Bogdan Dumitrache, who won best actor prizes at Locarno with “Best…

Anonymous Content Signs Filmmakers Behind Karlovy Vary-Premiering ‘Vesper’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Anonymous Content has signed Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper, the critically acclaimed filmmaking duo whose latest movie “Vesper” world premiered at this year’s Karlovy Vary Film Festival to…

‘Art Talent Show’ Review: A Witty, Wiseman-esque Documentary About Art School Staff and Their Aspiring Students

“Self-presentation, right?” says one teacher, riffling unimpressed through the box portfolio of an applicant for next term at art school. “It’s extreme self-presentation and absolutely nothing else,” shrugs…

Greece’s Horsefly Productions Boards Anna Kazejak’s ‘Symmetry of the Island’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Polish helmer Anna Kazejak – fresh off showing “Fucking Bornholm” at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival – is now focusing on her upcoming movie “Symmetry of the…

Iran-Set Teen Drama ‘Summer With Hope’ Wins Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Iran-set coming-of-age story “Summer With Hope” won the top prize at the 56th Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival, winning over the Crystal Globe jury with its story of…

Lars von Trier’s Longtime Editor Molly Malene Stensgaard Says Goodbye to ‘The Kingdom’

Danish editor Molly Malene Stensgaard, best known for her decades-long collaboration with Lars von Trier, won’t be returning for the third season of his cult series “The Kingdom,”…

‘Word’ Review: A Stately, Stirring Czech Portrait of Family Life in a Hostile Political Climate

For anyone passingly familiar with the turbulent events of 1968 in modern Czech history — or even the various films about them, from Philip Kaufman’s “The Unbearable Lightness…