Právo Audience Award

Pick the best film at the 54th Karlovy Vary IFF

You have a unique opportunity to rate the films you see at the festival. You will be given a voting ticket at the entrance of the cinema. After the movie, simply mark the rating you want to give the film by tearing it accordingly. Then hand the ticket to a hostess on your way out of the theater or put it in the voting box.

  • Rules of the Audience Award

    The Audience Award is one of the most important awards presented at the festival. Votes and responses from festival viewers are an important indicator for film producers and distributors of how successful a film is going to be in distribution in cinemas at home or outside the country.

    You have a unique opportunity to rate the films you see at the festival. You will be given a voting ticket at the entrance of the cinema. After the movie, simply mark the rating you want to give the film by tearing it accordingly. Then hand the ticket to a hostess on your way out of the theater or put it in the voting box.

    As of the 54th KVIFF, only feature films from the current festival season are eligible to compete for the Právo Audience Award. This year, this applies to films made in 2018 and 2019 whose world premiere did not precede the dates of last year’s KV International Film Festival. This move is motivated by our commitment to promote new films whose creators can benefit from viewers’ recognition much more than the creators of time-proven films. Older or vintage, often cult films that KVIFF screens every year, usually enjoy steady fanbases and an accolade like this is far less likely to affect their popularity than in the case of films from the past year.

    The movie rating:

    • 1 - excellent
    • 2 - good
    • 3 - average
    • 4 - poor

    The Voting Rules

    • The audience may vote until app. 2:00 a.m., July 6 when the last screenings of the July 5 ends
    • The screenings on Saturday, July 6 are all the second screenings of the festival films
    • The short films do not compete
    • Results will be published in the official Festival daily, on this website, and on the festival closed-circuit TV daily
    • The Audience Award will be conferred at the festival’s gala closing ceremony on July 6, 2019
  • Audience award: 1.08
    7D5 4/7 18:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    8N2 5/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema
    957 6/7 22:30 Cinema B
    Jiří Suchý - Tackling Life with Ease Jiří Suchý - Lehce s životem se prát
    Directed by: Olga Sommerová
    Czech Republic, 2019, 104min.

    Jiří Suchý. Theatre personality, musician, poet, writer, graphic artist, collector, citizen. One of the key figures of the domestic cultural scene over the last six decades and a tireless campaigner for the enrichment of the Czech language. Olga Sommerová’s documentary presents a portrait of an artist and a man – a portrait of our times.

  • Audience award: 1.13
    413 1/7 11:30 Grand Hall
    5N2 2/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema
    8P5 5/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    9L2 6/7 13:30 Lazne III Cinema
    Forman vs. Forman Forman vs. Forman
    Directed by: Helena Třeštíková, Jakub Hejna
    Czech Republic / France, 2019, 81min.

    Forman vs. Forman is a comprehensive portrait of the Oscar-winning Czech director. The movie is unique for its ingenious compilation of images drawing on existing footage and also on hitherto unknown shots discovered in the collections of friends and colleagues. On set and in interviews the filmmaker contemplates the notion of freedom and its limitations.

  • Audience award: 1.17
    2H1 29/6 10:30 Husovka Theatre
    624 3/7 18:30 Small Hall
    857 5/7 22:30 Cinema B
    On the Roof Na střeše
    Directed by: Jiří Mádl
    Czech Republic / Slovak Republic, 2019, 100min.

    A grumpy old man happens upon a young Vietnamese lad on the roof of his Prague apartment block and offers him a temporary home in his flat. The two very different individuals initially find it difficult to get along; however, they gradually discover that they need one another. Actor Jiří Mádl demonstrates his talent as a director in this small-scale piece interwoven with gentle humour.

  • Audience award: 1.18
    2N4 29/6 19:00 Národní dům Cinema
    311 30/6 09:00 Grand Hall
    5L6 2/7 22:30 Lazne III Cinema
    7K7 4/7 22:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    Papicha Papicha
    Directed by: Mounia Meddour
    France / Algeria / Belgium / Qatar, 2019, 106min.

    Algiers in the nineties. Religious radicalism is gaining ground, and, further down the line, the result will be civil war. Eighteen-year-old Nedjma resists the changes via a flashy attempt to maintain her status as an independent woman – both in her relationships and in her choice of clothes. Brimming with girl power, this debut film brought a ray of light into the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Cannes fest.

  • Audience award: 1.18
    1P3 28/6 16:00 Pupp Cinema
    2H5 29/6 22:30 Husovka Theatre
    4N5 1/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema
    6N2 3/7 13:00 Národní dům Cinema
    Rolling To You Tout le monde debout
    Directed by: Franck Dubosc
    France / Belgium, 2018, 107min.

    Jocelyn is a ladies’ man and lying comes pretty easily to him. Particularly when it helps win over the woman of the moment. One day he sits down absent-mindedly in an empty wheelchair, and when an attractive nurse happens to come by, it seems the most natural thing in the world to pretend that this is right where he belongs. A comedy about the preconceptions we should have discarded long ago and about a world in which pathological lying is a greater handicap than being confined to a wheelchair.

  • Audience award: 1.18
    317 30/6 22:30 Grand Hall
    8N5 5/7 22:00 Národní dům Cinema
    Pavarotti Pavarotti
    Directed by: Ron Howard
    United Kingdom / USA, 2019, 114min.

    In another acclaimed music documentary, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard takes a look at the fascinating life of the legendary Italian tenor. Howard presents the personal realm and more than fifty-year career of the “King of the High Cs,” Luciano Pavarotti, through rare archive footage and interviews with friends and family. The director also looks at the singer’s role in popularizing opera, and includes controversial moments from his private life.

  • Audience award: 1.23
    2C3 29/6 15:30 Čas Cinema
    3K5 30/6 17:00 Drahomíra Cinema
    551 2/7 09:00 Cinema B
    Apollo 11 Apollo 11
    Directed by: Todd Douglas Miller
    USA, 2019, 93min.

    Fifty years after the first lunar landing, NASA has opened up its extensive archives and released previously unseen material of amazing audiovisual quality, including a 70mm film of the launch from Cape Canaveral and intimate footage of the otherworldly calm that prevailed in the lunar module. The nine-day mission becomes more than just Armstrong’s iconic “giant leap for mankind,” growing instead into a fascinating space odyssey.

  • Audience award: 1.24
    1L2 28/6 13:30 Lazne III Cinema
    4N4 1/7 19:00 Národní dům Cinema
    5P3 2/7 16:00 Pupp Cinema
    System Crasher Systemsprenger
    Directed by: Nora Fingscheidt
    Germany, 2019, 118min.

    Nine-year-old Benni is a fragile kid filled with rage against all institutions because she believes they are keeping her from returning home to her mother. Will this young girl, who is constantly running away, find at least one person to love her unconditionally? This energetic yet painfully touching debut won the Alfred Bauer Prize at this year’s Berlinale.

  • Audience award: 1.25
    316 30/6 20:00 Grand Hall
    4P2 1/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    6K2 3/7 11:30 Drahomíra Cinema
    Let There Be Light Nech je svetlo
    Directed by: Marko Škop
    Slovak Republic / Czech Republic, 2019, 93min.

    A Slovak village is getting ready for Christmas. Forty-year-old Milan travels from Germany where he works to be home with his family. However, the serene and festive atmosphere is unsettled by the suspicion that his son, a member of a paramilitary youth organisation, might be involved in a harrowing event that stunned the local community. This compelling drama, about the strength and fragility of family ties, examines our sense of moral responsibility in a world where xenophobia takes precedence over compassion for those closest to us.

  • Audience award: 1.25
    1P1 28/6 10:00 Pupp Cinema
    3N4 30/6 19:00 Národní dům Cinema
    812 5/7 11:00 Grand Hall
    9D6 6/7 21:30 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    Parasite Gisaengchung
    Directed by: Bong Joon-ho
    South Korea, 2019, 132min.

    The four-member Kim family lives in a small, run-down flat and is constantly struggling with money. Recommended by a friend, son Ki-Woo gets a chance to work for the rich Park family, and he starts putting together a grand plan… Bong’s masterful genre interplay, with its strong social message, unpredictable narrative, and skillfully paced, darkly comic scenes, deservedly earned the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes IFF.

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