News A book VARY 25 takes a look back at the past twenty-five years of the festival

Published: August 10, 2021| 11:39 AM

Just in time for this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, we are proud to announce publication of the book Vary 25, which takes a look back at the past twenty-five years of the festival. The book – 583 pages, 1,172 photographs, 58 videos, and 3.5 kilograms heavy – lets readers re-experience the unforgettable moments brought to festival visitors by the Caban brothers. Stories, behind-the-scenes looks, and a large volume of previously unpublished materials document the preparations for and course of the Karlovy Vary festival from a unique perspective.

“If someone were to ask what this book is good for, I have to say that we realize that we have created it primarily for ourselves and for anyone interested in the subject. We do not think that everyone likes our work or is interested in it, but neither does the publication contain any criticism of or polemic with its subject. Nor do we think that the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival could not exist without us. We know that the main thing is the films, stars, and audiences. And the festival consists primarily of its program and people… This book captures a period in the festival’s history when we had the honor to be a part of it,” Šimon Caban writes in the book’s introduction.

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