News Czech road movie and Iranian generational drama join the fight for the Crystal Globe

Published: July 02, 2023| 09:00 AM

On Sunday, two films will enter the Crystal Globe Competition. She is from an upper-class family, he’s just lost his job and is looking for a new one among fishermen. Despite social prejudices and parental expectations, young Iranian lovers Amir and Narges want to marry. That’s why Amir needs money, and he needs it fast. But he must deal with the moral dilemmas encountered in the harsh reality of fishermen’s lives. 

“I wanted to say something about the unfulfilled dreams and wishes of an entire generation of young Iranians,” says Behrooz Karamizade, the film’s director and writer. His fierce drama Empty Nets about the fight against hierarchy, corruption and tradition will premiere in the Grand Hall at 5:00 p.m.

A Sensitive Person, a Czech road movie based on Jáchym Topol’s novel of the same name will be screened in the Grand Hall from 8:00 p.m. The eccentric Dad Mour (David Prachař), his wife Mum (Tatiana Dyková) and their two sons travelled Europe as itinerant actors. Now they return home to the banks of the Sázava river and want to lead a normal life. But at home, nothing is the same. They meet both unexpected enemies and strange soulmates. 

The grotesque about the search for life’s truths was loosely adapted by Tomáš Klein – according to KVIFF artistic director Karel Och one of the “most talented Czech directors”. You may know him as the co-director of The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (2016), which competed for the Crystal Globe at the 51st KVIFF. 


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