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 by Dietrich Brüggemann, who is returning to the Karlovy Vary competition after six years. 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.

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