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Czech film wins main prize at Karlovy Vary

09-07-2017

The main prize at the 52nd Karlovy Vary film festival, the Crystal Globe, went to Václav Kadrnka's medieval road movie Little Crusader, a Czech-Slovak-Italian coproduction. It is the first time in 15 years that the main prize has gone to a Czech film.The jury’s award went to Alen Drljević's feature film debut Men Don't Cry, reflecting on the legacy of war and the search for reconciliation. The award for best actress went jointly to Jowita Budnik and Eliane Umuhire for the drama Birds Are Singing in Kigali, revolving around the Rwandan genocide. Russian actor Alexander Yatsenko won best actor for his performance in the Russian film Arrythmia. The American romantic comedy Keep the Change won the best debut award, while the award for best feature-length documentary went to the Spanish film Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle. Hollywood star Jeremy Renner received the festival’s President’s Award and the outstanding Czech screenwriter and director Václav Vorlíček, 87, was honoured for his lifelong contribution to Czech cinematography.

Uma Thurman to attend screening of Kill Bill at open cinema in Karlovy Vary

02-07-2017

On Sunday visitors to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival can view among others a screening of the French drama Corporate starring Lambert Wilson which offers a hard-hitting, ever-current testimony about relations between the individual and the system and the world premiere of The White World According to Daliborek, a Czech film competing in the Documentary Films section that brings a stylized portrait of an authentic Czech neo-Nazi who hates his life but doesn’t know how to change it. Uma Thurman, holder of the Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination, will attend a public screening of Kill Bill, a cult film made by Quentin Tarantino, at an outdoor cinema.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival opens with special awards ceremony

01-07-2017

The 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival opened with a traditional gala ceremony on Friday night at which the festival’s main prize, the Crystal Globe for outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema, was awarded to the leading Hollywood composer James Newton Howard. This year’s VIP celebrities, actress Uma Thurman, best known for Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill movies, and Casey Affleck, who won the Oscar for Best Actor this year for Manchester by the Sea, both received the President’s Award. The festival, which closes on July 8, will screen over 150 movies, some of which will have their world premiere in the West Bohemian spa town.

52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival gets underway on Friday evening

30-06-2017

The 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival kicks off in the West Bohemian spa town on Friday evening. This year’s edition is being attended by Uma Thurman, Casey Affleck and Ken Loach. A newly-restored version of the Czechoslovak classic The Shop on Main Street will receive its world premiere. Actress Uma Thurman, who starred in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill I and II and Casey Affleck, who won the Oscar for Best Actor this year for Manchester by the Sea, will be on the red carpet; on Friday they will receive the President’s Award given by the festival.