Films at Karlovy Vary IFF 2014

Information about the films selected to this year's program. The complete program and information about films will be announce till mid-June.


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The 10th Victim / La decima vittima

Tribute to Elio Petri
The 10th Victim

Directed by: Elio Petri

Italy, France, 1965, 92 min

535 - July 8, 2014, 19:00, Congress Hall

7R4 - July 10, 2014, 19:00, Richmond

This explosively colorful, pop-art spectacle takes place in the near future, when war has been abolished and excess aggression is vented through participation in a game of killers and victims organized by the Ministry of the Hunt. Marcello Mastroianni and Ursula Andress star in an extravagant precursor to Battle Royal and The Hunger Games.


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20,000 Days on Earth / 20,000 Days on Earth

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20,000 Days on Earth

Directed by: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

United Kingdom, 2014, 95 min

222 - July 5, 2014, 12:30, Small Hall

733 - July 10, 2014, 13:00, Congress Hall

The 20,000th day in the life of Nick Cave begins with his alarm clock going off and ends with a walk on the beach. The precisely formulated structure of the piece allows the viewer to glimpse the inner workings of the creative, original and mesmeric Nick Cave, whose distinctive authorial style is firmly stamped on the film. For ninety-five minutes the viewer finds himself in the company of an immensely creative individual.


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'71 / '71


Directed by: Yann Demange

United Kingdom, 2014, 100 min

213 - July 5, 2014, 11:30, Grand Hall

5E2 - July 8, 2014, 13:00, Espace Dorleans Cinema

7K6 - July 10, 2014, 22:30, Drahomira Cinema

United Kingdom, 1971. The conflict in Northern Ireland is shifting towards civil war. During one particular mission, Gary Hook finds himself facing a life-and-death struggle in his attempt to get back to his unit. His only trusty companions on this involuntary odyssey are uncertainty, fear and despair. The talented director allows his audience to experience the tangible feeling of paranoia and anxiety which, in the latter part of the film, are disassociated from the story in order to fuel a universal criticism of war and violence.


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Action on the Strip / Action on the Strip

Action on the Strip

Directed by: John Warren

USA, 2013, 10 min

5C1 - July 8, 2014, 10:00, Cas Cinema

8C3 - July 11, 2014, 15:30, Cas Cinema

Film will be screened with following films: Atlas 1.0, Lecture, Optical Sound, Substance

The 1960s are coming to an end but not, however, the wild parties or protests dominating LA’s Sunset Strip. This dynamic compilation film brings together period footage, music, and news reporting to create a portrait of an era whose bright variegation slowly began to take on darker hues.


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Adventure / Priklyuchenie

Official Selection - Competition

Directed by: Nariman Turebayev

Kazakhstan, France, 2014, 78 min

317 - July 6, 2014, 20:00, Grand Hall

4P3 - July 7, 2014, 13:00, Pupp

6K2 - July 9, 2014, 11:30, Drahomira Cinema

This loose adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s White Nights is, in its sobriety, reminiscent more of Bresson’s Four Nights of a Dreamer than of Luchino Visconti’s film treating the same story. The contemporary tale of lonely Marat’s fascination for the complex Mariyam was shot on the streets of Almaty, while its melancholic ambience is enhanced by subtle artistic and acoustic details.


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Afterlife / Utóélet

East of the West - Competition

Directed by: Virág Zomborácz

Hungary, 2014, 90 min

2D4 - July 5, 2014, 18:30, Karlovy Vary Theatre

3L4 - July 6, 2014, 19:30, Lazne III

After Mózes starts seeing the ghost of his authoritative, recently-deceased father, the diffident and insecure young man is forced to take matters into his own hands: he has to deal with the relationship with his father once and for all. An energetic debut from Virág Zomborácz in a refreshing blend of genres, combining humorous episodes verging on the bizarre with elements of high drama.


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Ah, Liberty! / Ah, Liberty!

Tribute to Ben Rivers
Ah, Liberty!

Directed by: Ben Rivers

United Kingdom, 2008, 19 min

2H3 - July 5, 2014, 16:00, Husovka Theatre

6H4 - July 9, 2014, 19:00, Husovka Theatre

Film will be screened with following films: Slow Action

The frame of a car body hurtling through the mud, children in masks playing nearby. In whose company do we find ourselves and what are the limits of their freethinking ways? Awarded at Rotterdam, the movie represents one of the director’s most powerful works.


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All My Tomorrows / Zejtra napořád

Official Selection - Out of Competition
All My Tomorrows

Directed by: Rudolf Havlík

Czech Republic, 2014, 98 min

815 - July 11, 2014, 17:00, Grand Hall

8E5 - July 11, 2014, 22:00, Espace Dorleans Cinema

Long in the making, this contemporary tragicomedy tells the story of globetrotter and businessman Petr, his close friend Tereza and a myriad other women the fickle adventurer likes to surround himself with. His latest deal, however, doesn’t go well at all and, apart from a gang of thugs, he’s also hounded by his own conscience.


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All Yours / Je suis à toi

Official Selection - Competition
All Yours

Directed by: David Lambert

Belgium, Canada, 2014, 102 min

217 - July 5, 2014, 20:00, Grand Hall

3P4 - July 6, 2014, 15:00, Pupp

5K2 - July 8, 2014, 11:30, Drahomira Cinema

Lucas arrives in Belgium to visit local bakery owner Henry, who has fallen in love with him via the internet. Their ideas about living together, however, differ greatly. Employing lightness and humor, the talented director explores our human core, our wishes and longings. The visual and musical elements round out the picture’s compelling atmosphere and are among the unmistakable aspects of this interesting filmmaker’s style.


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Alleluia / Alleluia

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Directed by: Fabrice du Welz

Belgium, France, 2014, 90 min

1D6 - July 4, 2014, 21:30, Karlovy Vary Theatre

6PA - July 9, 2014, 22:00, Pupp

9E4 - July 12, 2014, 19:00, Espace Dorleans Cinema

Gloria meets the charming Michel through an online ad. Sparks fly, and Gloria discovers that she will do anything to keep Michel’s love. The provocative director again delves deep into the human soul, exploring not only the purity of love but also uncontrollable passion and the pathological desire to possess and control. Inspired by true events, the film’s oppressive atmosphere is amplified by almost hallucinatory lensing and excellent performances.


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Amour Fou / Amour Fou

Amour Fou

Directed by: Jessica Hausner

Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, 2014, 96 min

6D1 - July 9, 2014, 10:00, Karlovy Vary Theatre

934 - July 12, 2014, 16:00, Congress Hall

The well-known director’s latest film is loosely based on the suicide of Romantic poet Heinrich von Kleist, who plans to triumph over the inevitability of death through love, and thus desperately seeks out a kindred spirit who will die with him. Despite its extreme stylization and literary dialogues, the work nevertheless possesses a subdued and sophisticated humor as a leitmotif threading its way through the film.


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Ancha es Castilla / N'importe quoi / Ancha es Castilla / N'importe quoi

Ancha es Castilla / N’importe quoi

Directed by: Sergio Caballero

Spain, 2013, 25 min

2C1 - July 5, 2014, 10:00, Cas Cinema

5H3 - July 8, 2014, 16:00, Husovka Theatre

7H2 - July 10, 2014, 13:00, Husovka Theatre

Film will be screened with following films: Glue, It Has Already Been Ended before You Can See the End., Return to Adriaport, Tongue Twister

Alegría is possessed by the devil but exorcism isn’t much help, and neither is her daddy who’d much rather hit the bar. This wild and black grotesque is at once a parody of polished animated movies and proof that the choice to forgo sophisticated cinematic illusions can still lead to a beguiling film.


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Anywhere Else / Anderswo

Forum of Independents - Competition
Anywhere Else

Directed by: Ester Amrami

Germany, 2014, 87 min

5C5 - July 8, 2014, 21:30, Cas Cinema

6L1 - July 9, 2014, 10:30, Lazne III

For a long time now, Noa has felt freer in Berlin than in her native Israel, nevertheless she unexpectedly decides to return home. The joy of reunion is quickly replaced by her aversion to the monotony of customs and rituals and to the incessant fear of danger. But where else to go? Director Ester Amrami undoubtedly drew on many of her own experiences and feelings for her first feature.


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Apocalypto / Apocalypto

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Directed by: Mel Gibson

USA, 2006, 133 min

218 - July 5, 2014, 22:30, Grand Hall

To date the most recent directorial effort from the iconic actor takes us back to the 16th century to somewhere deep in the Central American jungle. Presented with ambitious authenticity, the story tells of a young tribesman fighting for his life as he escapes from captivity. Set against the backdrop of the mysterious decline of Mayan civilisation, a drama unfolds which is precise not only in terms of its artistic design and consistent use of the Yucatec Maya language, but also its bold depiction of utter brutality.


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The Assassin / L' assassino

Tribute to Elio Petri
The Assassin

Directed by: Elio Petri

Italy, 1961, 98 min

4D1 - July 7, 2014, 10:00, Karlovy Vary Theatre

8E3 - July 11, 2014, 16:00, Espace Dorleans Cinema

In this Kafkaesque detective flick, which marked Elio Petri’s debut as a director, Marcello Mastroianni portrays an unscrupulous Roman antique dealer who is accused of murdering one of his lovers. “I was touched and proud when, years later, I saw a poster for this film hanging in Martin Scorsese’s Hollywood home,” said Mastroianni.


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