News New films in the 54th KVIFF main program - Out of Competition

Published: May 28, 2019| 10:15 AM

Ondřej Provazník and Martin Dušek make their feature-film debut in Karlovy Vary with the world premiere of Old-Timers, the dramatic story of two aging former political prisoners who set out in a camper van with the goal of finding and killing the communist prosecutor who sent the nation’s elite to its death. Jiří Schmitzer and Ladislav Mrkvička excel in this unusual road-movie.

Following its successful premiere at Cannes, Helena Třeštíková and Jakub Hejna present the Czech premiere of their biographical documentary about the most important Czech filmmaker Forman vs. Forman. A Czech documentary veteran Olga Sommerová, will present the world premiere of her portrait of the leading figure of Czech culture, Jiří Suchý – Tackling Life with Ease.

Ivan Zachariáš will present an exclusive pre-premiere of the first two episodes of HBO Europe’s six-part spy drama The Sleepers, starring Táňa Pauhofová, Hattie Morahan (Beauty and the Beast), and David Nykl (Stargate Atlantis). 

Karlovy Vary will also host the world premiere of the US-based Czech filmmaker Martin Krejčí’s long-anticipated feature-length debut The True Adventures of Wolfboy, starring Jaeden Martell, Eve Hewson and John Turturro.

This year’s KVIFF President’s Award laureate, the outstanding cinematographer Vladimír Smutný, will present an example of his work, Jiří Svoboda’s period drama The Downfall of the Secluded Berhof (1983), which was based on the book by Vladimír Körner.

Australia will be represented out of competition by the European premiere of Mystify: Michael Hutchence, a documentary look at the complicated inner life of the charismatic lead singer of Australian rock band INXS.

Films in the Official Selection - Out of Competition

​​Mystify: Michael Hutchence
Old-Timers
The True Adventures of Wolfboy
The Downfall of the Secluded Berhof

Films in the Special Events section

​The Sleepers
Forman vs. Forman
Jiří Suchý - Tackling Life with Ease

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