News World premiere Spoon by Laila Pakalnina and Over the hills by Martin Mareček in documentary competition

Published: May 28, 2019| 10:15 AM

The documentary competition at the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF presents eight world and three European premieres. In Spoon, Latvia’s icon of world documentary Laila Pakalnina creates a portrait of the paradoxical contradiction between the long production process and short lifespan of an ordinary piece of plastic – entirely without words but with a subtle sense of humor. Award-winning Czech documentarian Martin Mareček returns with his intimate road movie Over the Hills. The selection also includes Marc Schmidt’s In the Arms of Morpheus.The renewed festival interest in Chinese cinema is illustrated by two films about the transformation of Chinese society: While The Fading Village shows the decline of the countryside, Confucian Dream focuses on the urban population’s exaggerated return to traditional ways of life.

Films in the documentary competition
Over the Hills
Up to Down
The Fading Village
In The Arms of Morpheus
Confucian Dream
The Last Autumn
17 Blocks

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