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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival


The fest will run from July 3 to 11 at the Czech Republic and here are the 14 films in the Official Competition.

Applause, Martin Pieter Zandvliet, Denmark, 2009 (with Paprika Steen!)
히말라야, 바람이 머무는 곳Barami Memounen Got, Himalaya (Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells), Jeon Soo-il, South Korea and France, 2009
Bist (Twenty), Abdolreza Kahani, Iran, 2009
Cold Souls, Sophie Barthes, USA, 2008
Nije kraj (Will Not Stop There), Vinko Brešan, Serbia and Croatia, 2008
Nem Vagyok a Barátod (I am Not Your Friend), György Pálfi, Hungary, 2009
Oveja Negra (Black Sheep), Humberto Hinojosa Ozcáriz, Mexico, 2009
Pokoj v duši (Soul at Peace), Vladimír Balko, Slovakia, 2009
Świnki (Piggies), Robert Gliński, Poland and Germany, 2009
Tutta Colpa di Giuda (Freedom), Davide Ferrario, Italy, 2009
Un ange à la mer (Angel at Sea), Frédéric Dumont, Belgium and Canada, 2009
Villa Amalia, Benoît Jacquot, France and Switzerland, 2008
Волчок Volčok (Wolfy), Vassily Sigarev (Василий Сигарев), Russia, 2009
Whisky mit Wodka (Whisky with Vodka), Andreas Dresen, Germany, 2009

To check trailers and information about each movie go Movie On Companion.

The following are the films in the East of the West competition.

40-ci qapi (The 40th Door), Elchin Musaoglu, Azerbaijan, 2008
A hetedik kör (The Seventh Circle), Árpád Sopsits, Hungary, 2009
Alive!, Artan Minarolli, Albania, Austria and France, 2009
Artimos šviesos (Low Lights), Ignas Miškinis, Lithuania and Germany, 2009
Baksy (Native Dancer), Guka Omarova, Kazakhastan, Russia, France and Germany, 2009
Bumažnyj soldat (Paper Soldier), Alexey German Jr., Russia, 2008
Djavolja Varoš (Devil’s Town), Vladimir Paskaljević, Serbia, 2009
El Paso, Zdeněk Tyc, Czech Republic, 2009
Gagma napiri (The Other Bank), George Ovashvili, Georgia and Kazakhastan, 2008
Niciji sin (No One’s Son), Arsen Anton Ostojić, Croatia and Slovenia, 2008
Poltory komnaty ili sentimentalnoje putěšestvije na rodinu (Room and a Half), Andrei Khrzhanovsky, Russia, 2008
Raci (Crayfish), Ivan Cherkelov, Bulgaria, 2009
Rysa (Scratch), Michal Rosa, Poland, 2008
Utolsó idők (Lost Times), Áron Mátyássy, Hungary, 2009

To check information about each movie in this section go here. There are many more films in this always very interesting festival and if you want to browse the fest site go here.

The fest will honor Isabelle Huppert with the Crystal Globe Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema; also Antonio Banderas will receive the Festival President’s Award. To read the official press release go here.

Last here are the films that will open and close the fest.

Opening film: The Greatest, Shana Feste, USA, 2008
Closing film: The Boat That Rocked, Richard Curtis, UK and Germany, 2009

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