Právo Audience Award

Pick the best film at the 56th 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.

    At the 56th KVIFF, only feature films from the current festival season are eligible to compete for the Právo Audience Award. This applies to films made in 2021 and 2022. 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

    • Voting will take place from July 1 until the last evening screening on July 8 (ca. 2 a.m. on July 9)
    • The screenings on Saturday, July 9 are all the second screenings of the festival films
    • The short films do not compete
    • Results will be published on this website and on the KVIFF.TV
    • The Audience Award will be conferred at the festival’s gala closing ceremony on July 9, 2022
  • Audience award: 1.12
    225 2/7 18:00 Small Hall
    333 3/7 13:00 Congress Hall
    6L7 6/7 22:00 Lazne III Cinema
    856 8/7 22:30 Cinema B
    PSH Neverending Story PSH Nekonečný příběh
    Directed by: Štěpán FOK Vodrážka
    Czech Republic, 2022, 70 min
    Section: Special Screenings

    Orion, Vladimir 518 and Mike Trafik are Peneři strýčka Homeboye (Uncle Homeboy’s Hoboes). Three lads from Prague, legendary rappers on the cusp of middle age, friends. Graffiti, the first attempts at rap, parties, fame, booze and drugs. Sky-rocketing popularity (but well-earned), downfalls, crises and comebacks. A cleverly shot, incisive triple portrait that flouts all the taboos.

  • Audience award: 1.13
    5D3 5/7 13:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    6P3 6/7 16:00 Pupp Cinema
    724 7/7 15:00 Small Hall
    935 9/7 19:00 Congress Hall
    The Killing of a Journalist The Killing of a Journalist
    Directed by: Matt Sarnecki
    Denmark, USA, Czech Republic, 2022, 102 min
    Section: Special Screenings

    In February 2018 Slovakia was shaken by the cold-blooded murder of investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée. This Danish documentary coproduction unravels the tentacles of the Slovak mafia and much else besides, and this from a valuable foreign perspective. The appalling story is reminiscent of the plot from a sophisticated thriller, although the sad fact remains that the reality itself was and still is just as barbaric.

  • Audience award: 1.13
    713 7/7 11:00 Grand Hall
    Close Close
    Directed by: Lukas Dhont
    Belgium, France, Netherlands, 2022, 105 min
    Section: Horizons

    Thirteen-year-old Rémi and Léo are inseparable. Their intense friendship also involves an unusual physical closeness, which becomes the target of sneering remarks from their adolescent classmates and irrevocably disrupts their relationship. This intimately tender and oppressively painful film about growing up was considered by many to be the emotional pinnacle of this year’s festival in Cannes, where it earned the Grand Prix (ex aequo).

  • Audience award: 1.14
    2P2 2/7 13:00 Pupp Cinema
    511 5/7 08:30 Grand Hall
    924 9/7 15:00 Small Hall
    Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
    Directed by: Sophie Hyde
    United Kingdom, 2021, 97 min
    Section: Horizons

    Nancy nervously paces back and forth by the hotel-room window until a good-looking young man knocks at the door. A widow and former teacher who has never had an orgasm, Nancy has decided to educate herself when it comes to sex. But first she will have to overcome her own uncertainties. Emma Thompson shines in this conversational film that is something like an updated version of Pretty Woman.

  • Audience award: 1.17
    412 4/7 09:30 Grand Hall
    817 8/7 20:00 Grand Hall
    Triangle of Sadness Triangle of Sadness
    Directed by: Ruben Östlund
    Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, 2022, 142 min
    Section: Horizons

    Five years after The Square Ruben Östlund took away his second Palme d’Or from Cannes, along with a reputation as the filmmaker behind the wittiest film of this year’s competition. The tale of the young couple Carl and Yaya begins in the world of modelling while, for the second act, we move to a luxury cruise ship. Will the fierce storm which tosses the waves and the contents of their bloated stomachs liberate the super-rich passengers from the futility of their lives? Or will Östlund’s characters again behave like animals even in this extreme situation?

  • Audience award: 1.23
    5D5 5/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    6C2 6/7 12:00 Čas Cinema
    7L2 7/7 13:00 Lazne III Cinema
    853 8/7 14:00 Cinema B
    Art Talent Show Zkouška umění
    Directed by: Tomáš Bojar, Adéla Komrzý
    Czech Republic, 2022, 102 min
    Section: Proxima Competition

    Artistic endeavour isn’t about competing; even so, applicants still have to be placed in order of merit at the academy’s entrance exams. But how do you assess artistic talent? And what role can art play in today’s world? A layered, observational documentary which presents a portrait of an institution and a light generational statement in one.

  • Audience award: 1.29
    1C6 1/7 21:00 Čas Cinema
    2D2 2/7 10:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre
    7P5 7/7 22:00 Pupp Cinema
    Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush
    Directed by: Andreas Dresen
    Germany, France, 2022, 119 min
    Section: Horizons

    After her son is sent to the American prison on Guantanamo, Turkish-German Rabiye Kurnaz launches a quixotic struggle against an opaque judicial system, bureaucracy, and international politics, helped by her attorney Bernhard Docke. A sensitive comedy about human indomitability, belief in justice, and undying hope.

  • Audience award: 1.29
    213 2/7 11:00 Grand Hall
    3P4 3/7 19:00 Pupp Cinema
    5C1 5/7 09:00 Čas Cinema
    821 8/7 09:00 Small Hall
    Fire of Love Fire of Love
    Directed by: Sara Dosa
    USA, Canada, 2022, 93 min
    Section: Horizons

    Katia and Maurice. A geochemist and a geologist. A charming volcanologist couple who spent their lives on the peaks of active volcanoes, erupting lava and emotions notwithstanding. How small is man when compared to the power of nature? And who do you live for when you could die at any moment? This touching documentary romance became an unexpected audience hit during the festival season this spring.

  • Audience award: 1.3
    312 3/7 09:30 Grand Hall
    6C1 6/7 09:00 Čas Cinema
    8P4 8/7 19:00 Pupp Cinema
    The Blue Caftan Le bleu du caftan
    Directed by: Maryam Touzani
    Morocco, France, Belgium, Denmark, 2022, 118 min
    Section: Horizons

    Halim and Mina own a small family tailor shop that specializes in sewing ceremonial caftans. Since traditional hand-crafted work is time-consuming, Halim decides to hire an assistant, Youssef. The presence of the attractive young man arouses long-suppressed feelings in Halim, something that does not go unnoticed by his wife Mina… A deeply moving melodrama about the many forms of love, The Blue Caftan excels thanks to a sophisticated script and outstanding performances from the three leads.

  • Audience award: 1.3
    314 3/7 13:00 Grand Hall
    654 6/7 17:00 Cinema B
    7P4 7/7 19:00 Pupp Cinema
    The Eight Mountains Le otto montagne
    Directed by: Felix van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
    Italy, Belgium, France, 2022, 147 min
    Section: Horizons

    Bruno hails from a remote Alpine village; Pietro is a son of the city. Despite their different backgrounds, the two men are bound by a strong friendship. Whether on their own or together, they are both searching for the answers to life in the high mountains. An intimate story set amidst the spectacular panoramas of the Alps and Nepal, The Eight Mountains took home the Jury Prize in the main competition at this year’s festival in Cannes.


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