History 44th festival

July 3 - 11, 2009

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas: the Festival President’s Award was happily accepted by actor Antonio Banderas, who audiences know as a frequent collaborator with director Pedro Almodóvar and a charismatic star of Hollywood films.


The festival juries awarded the best films of the 44th Karlovy Vary IFF on July 11, 2009.

Grand Prix - Crystal Globe
Angel at Sea | Un ange à la mer
Director: Frédéric Dumont
Belgium, Canada 2009

Special Jury Prize
Twenty | Bist
Director: Abdolreza Kahani
Iran, 2009

Best Director
Andreas Dresen
for the film Whiskey with Vodka | Whisky mit Wodka
Director: Andreas Dresen
Germany, 2009

Best Actress
Paprika Steen
for the film Applause
Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Denmark, 2009

Best Actor
Olivier Gourmet
for the film Angel at Sea | Un ange à la mer
Director: Frédéric Dumont
Belgium, Canada 2009
ex aequo

Paul Giamatti
for the film Cold Souls
Director: Sophie Barthes
USA, 2008

You can find a complete overview of KVIFF award winners in the final press release.

Poster 2009


Total accredited visitors 12 061, of which:

  • Festival Passes 10 277
  • filmmakers 342
  • film industry professionals 814
  • journalists 628
  • tickets sold 131 293
  • screenings 464

Of the 232 films presented at the festival there were 19 world premieres 34 international and 12 European premieres.

John Malkovich

John Malkovich: Master of supporting roles John Malkovich enthralled audiences with his presence and took home the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema.

The Grand jury

  • Claudie Ossard, jury president
  • Maria Bonnevie
  • Sergej Dvorcevoj
  • Niki Karimi
  • Rodrigo Plá
  • Kenneth Turan
  • Ivan Zachariáš

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