Karlovy Vary Announces Competition Lineup

Ryland Aldrich, Festivals Editor

 

One of Europe's all around coolest film festivals and the premiere Czech fest, Karlovy Vary International Film Fest today announced their full competition lineup. The main competition for the Crystal Globe prize includes 12 films, eight of them world premieres. An East of the West competition focuses on first and second films by filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe while a separate Forum for Independents competition awards the Independent Camera prize (in conjunction with Czech Television) to the section's best indie. Finally, both short and feature length docus compete in the Documentary Film competition. The full lineup of these competitions is below. Non-competition films will be announced soon.

 

Official Competition Selection

 

The Almost Man / Mer eller mindre mann

Director: Martin Lund

Norway, 2012, 80 min

 

Boy Eating the Bird's Food / To agori troi to fagito tou pouliou

Director: Ektoras Lygizos

Greece, 2012, 85 min

 

Camion

Director: Rafaël Ouellet

Canada, 2012, 95 min

 

Hay Road / Estrada de Palha

Director: Rodrigo Areias

Portugal, Finland, 2012, 95 min

 

Kamihate Store / Kamihate shoten

Director: Tatsuya Yamamoto

Japan, 2012, 104 min

 

 La lapidation de Saint Etienne

Director: Pere Vilá Barceló

Spain, 2012, 84 min

 

The Last Step / Peleh akhar

(Pictured Above)

Director: Ali Mosaffa

Iran, 2012, 88 min

 

Nos Vemos Papa

Director: Lucia Carreras

Mexico, 2011, 89 min

 

Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy / Romanzo di una strage

Director: Marco Tullio Giordana

Italy, 2012, 122 min

 

 Polski film

Director: Marek Najbrt

Czech Republic, Poland, 2012, 113 min

 

To Kill a Beaver / Zabić bobra

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski

Poland, 2012, 99 min

 

Your Beauty Is Worth Nothing... / Deine Schönheit ist nichts wert...

Director: Hüseyin Tabak

Austria, 2012, 81 min

 

East of the West Competition

 

The Exam / A vizsga

Director: Petér Bergendy

Hungary, 2011, 89 min

 

Dear Betrayed Friends / Drága besúgott barátaim

Director: Sára Cserhalmi

Hungary, Germany, 2012, 93 min

 

Flower Buds / Poupata

Director: Zdeněk Jiráský

Czech Republic, 2011, 93 min

 

House with a Turret / Dom s bashenkoy

Director: Eva Neymann

Ukraine, 2011, 81 min

 

Made in Ash / Až do mesta Aš

Director: Iveta Grófová

Slovak Republic, Czech Republic, 2012, 84 min

 

Mushrooming / Seenelkäik

Director: Toomas Hussar

Estonia, 2012, 93 min

 

People Out There / Ljudi tam

Director: Aik Karapetian

Latvia, 2012, 90 min

 

Practical Guide to Belgrade With Singing and Crying / Praktični vodič kroz Beograd sa pevanjem i plakanjem

Director: Bojan Vuletić

Serbia, Germany, France, Hungary, Croatia, 2011, 87 min

 

Shameless / Bez wstydu

Director: Filip Marczewski

Poland, 2012, 80 min

 

Somewhere in Palilula / Undeva la Palilula

Director: Silviu Purcărete

Romania, 2012, 141 min

 

Yuma

Director: Piotr Mularuk

Poland, Czech Republic, 2012, 105 min

 

Forum of Independents

 

Death of a Man in the Balkans / Smrt čoveka na Balkanu

Director: Miroslav Momčilović

Serbia, 2012, 80 min

 

Fair Sex / Les manèges humains

Director: Martin Laroche

Canada, 2012, 89 min

 

In a Bedroom / W sypialni

Director: Tomasz Wasilewski

Poland, 2012, 76 min

 

Inside / Vast

Director: Rolf van Eijk

Netherlands, 2011, 50 min

 

Leave Me Like You Found Me

Director: Adele Romanski

USA, 2011, 80 min

 

 Love Me Not

Director: Gilitte Pik Chi Leung

Hong Kong, 2011, 92 min

 

The Miscreants / Les Mécréants

Director: Mohcine Besri

Morocco, Switzerland, 2012, 88 min

 

Noor

Director: Cagla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti

France, Pakistan, 2012, 79 min

 

Noseland

Director: Aleksey Igudesman

Austria, 2012, 82 min

 

Oh Boy!

Director: Jan Ole Gerster

Germany, 2012, 83 min

 

Vacuum

Director: Giorgio Cugno

Italy, 2012, 94 min

 

Wherever You Go / Lean She'at Nosaat

Director: Rony Sasson

Israel, 2011, 40 min

 

Documentary Film Competition

 

Barbers / Barbeiros

Director: Luiz Ferraz, Guilherme Aguilar

Brazil, 2012, 16 min

 

The Bella Vista / El Bella Vista

Director: Alicia Cano

Uruguay, Germany, 2012, 73 min

 

For You Naked / För dig naken

Director: Sara Broos

Sweden, 2012, 74 min

 

Hard To Be God / Dur d'etre dieu

Director: Pavel Kostomarov, Antoine Cattin

Switzerland, Russia, 2012, 67 min

 

I'm Leaving on Wednesday

Director: Clara Bodén

Sweden, Norway, 2012, 10 min

 

Kichot

Director: Jagoda Szelc

Poland, 2011, 14 min

 

The Little Team / L' equip petit

Director: Roger Gómez, Dani Resines

Spain, 2011, 10 min

 

Our Days, Absolutely, Have to Be Enlightened / Nos jours, absolument, doivent etre illumines

Director: Jean-Gabriel Périot

France, 2012, 22 min

 

Polish Illusions

Director: Jacob Dammas, Helge Renner

Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, 2012, 82 min

 

Private Universe / Soukromý vesmír

Director: Helena Třeštíková

Czech Republic, 2012, 83 min

 

The Queen of Versailles

Director: Lauren Greenfield

USA, 2012, 100 min

 

Sofia's Last Ambulance / Poslednata lineika na Sofia

Director: Ilian Metev

Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, 2012, 75 min

 

A Story for the Modlins

Director: Sergio Oksman

Spain, 2012, 26 min

 

This Ain't California

Director: Marten Persiel

Germany, 2011, 90 min

 

Trains of Thoughts

Director: Timo Novotny

Austria, 2012, 85 min

 

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