News Today's competitions ride At Full Throttle and look into Mirrors
Published: August 24, 2021| 10:00 AM
Miro Remo’s At Full Throttle is entering the Crystal Globe Competition today. Its main protagonist is a former miner who has always dreamt of a career as a race car racer, but instead faces health and economic problems and traumas from the past. Remo's hero, in a congenial and jovial manner, represents not only the charms and struggles of south-eastern Moravia, but also the ever more visible social-political chasm between the city and the countryside. We will be presenting the film in its world premiere today at 8 p.m. in the Grand Hall.
Today's second premiere in the Crystal Globe Competition, this time international, is Nö by Dietrich Brüggemann, who is returning to the Karlovy Vary competition after six years. Nö is a critique of contemporary values as well as a treatise on the fight for love. Today from 5 p.m. in the Grand Hall.
The East of the West Competition will also be presenting the world premieres of two films today. First of all, from 4 p.m. in the Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre, it will be Šimon Holý’s black-and-white debut, Mirrors in the Dark. A dancer who has just turned thirty (Alena Doláková) is trying to save her relationship with her boyfriend while fighting with the knowledge of her own mediocrity.
From 7 p.m., Petros Charalambous’ psychological drama Patchwork will have its premiere in the same venue. Among other things, the film raises a provocative question: what makes a woman a mother? Is motherhood a natural state of boundless love and caring, or is it an ideal imposed by society? The result is a multi-layered story of a woman struggling through moments of existential angst, as portrayed by the inimitable Angeliki Papoulia.