News Actor and director Liev Schreiber to be guest of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Published: June 29, 2022| 11:30 AM

This year’s Karlovy Vary festival will welcome American actor, screenwriter, and director Liev Schreiber eighteen years after his last appearance.

In 2004, Schreiber was in town along with actor Elijah Wood to introduce the Czech-filmed Everything is Illuminated (2005). This adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s story of a young American looking for his roots in Ukraine was Schreiber’s directorial debut. In 2005, the film won the Laterna Magica Prize and a Biografilm Award at the Venice Film Festival.

Schreiber felt an affinity for the subject of Foer’s book because his mother has roots in Ukraine’s Jewish community. With a film and television career dating back to the mid-nineties, Schreiber’s filmography includes dozens of roles in popular Hollywood movies across a variety of genres: the romantic comedy Kate & Leopold (2001), the action flick

The Sum of All Fears (2002), the science fiction movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), the mystery-drama The Manchurian Candidate (2004), two sports biopics Pawn Sacrifice (2014) and The Real Rocky Balboa (2016) – and last year’s Netflix hit Don’t Look Up (2021).

Liev Schreiber received five Golden Globe and three Primetime Emmy nominations for the title role in the television series Ray Donovan. This year, the seven-season series came to a close with the film Ray Donovan: The Movie (2022), which he co-wrote and executive produced.

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