Films ordered by english title
5C6 5/7 21:00 Čas Cinema 6K4 6/7 18:00 Drahomíra Cinema 8H1 8/7 10:30 Husovka Theatre This film will be screened with films: Agrilogistics, Ijen / London, Partial Visions Of Hell (Part IV), Semiotic PlasticDirected by: Cat McClay, Éiméar McClay
United Kingdom, 2021, 12 min
“I didn’t think about religion until it became a violence.” A personal film, where religious iconography merges with intimacy, and in which a dense text accompanies images of Catholic icons and personal items. A colourful prayer which reminds us that faith is bound by many frontiers.
1H1 1/7 10:30 Husovka Theatre 253 2/7 14:00 Cinema B 6C6 6/7 21:00 Čas Cinema 8K5 8/7 21:00 Drahomíra CinemaDirected by: Gastón Solnicki
Austria, Argentina, 2022, 81 min
A way of seeing which endows its objects with nobility and connects the far and near, the open and the closed. Angeliki Papoulia, a wealthy yet perpetually dissatisfied woman, is looking for an apartment in Vienna at a time when the smoking ban in public places impacts the city’s coffeehouse culture. After its premiere at the Berlinale the film won Best Director at the BAFICI festival in Buenos Aires.
132 1/7 10:30 Congress Hall 352 3/7 11:30 Cinema B 551 5/7 09:00 Cinema BDirected by: Charlotte Wells
United Kingdom, USA, 2022, 98 min
Sometime in the nineties, somewhere in a Turkish coastal resort, Calum (Paul Mescal), a young, divorced father, is spending the vacation with his daughter Sophie (Francesca Corio), a girl almost in her teens. This debut by Charlotte Wells, one of the most agreeable surprises at this year’s Cannes festival, captures fragments of childhood memories and doesn’t require flamboyant gestures to portray unutterably intense life impressions.
5C6 5/7 21:00 Čas Cinema 6K4 6/7 18:00 Drahomíra Cinema 8H1 8/7 10:30 Husovka Theatre This film will be screened with films: a body is a body is a body, Ijen / London, Partial Visions Of Hell (Part IV), Semiotic PlasticDirected by: Gerard Ortín Castellví
Spain, United Kingdom, 2022, 21 min
Here's work in progress that’s relaxing to watch. A stark, analytical and meticulous film which nevertheless pulsates with life as it demonstrates that machines, animals and people can function in a fascinating synergy. Does efficient industrialisation give you a sense of well-being or is it more likely to make you feel nervous? Whichever answer you give, Agrilogistics is a film that will have you reaching for those tomatoes.
152 1/7 11:30 Cinema B 2K2 2/7 12:00 Drahomíra Cinema 851 8/7 09:00 Cinema B This film will be screened with films: The Right Words, The Trees, Sideral, WarshaDirected by: Yi Tang
Hong Kong, 2021, 14 min
Section: Pragueshorts at KVIFF
18-year-old Shengnan is invited to a mysterious party by her cousin. The party is full of greasy, middle-aged Chinese men, but Jianguo is so very different.
516 5/7 17:00 Grand Hall 6P1 6/7 10:00 Pupp Cinema 7L4 7/7 16:00 Lazne III Cinema 835 8/7 19:00 Congress HallDirected by: Ofir Raul Graizer
Israel, Germany, Czech Republic, 2022, 127 min
Section: Crystal Globe Competition
Eli works as a swimming coach in Chicago but news of his father’s death necessitates his return to his native Israel. His decision to contact a friend from his childhood sets in motion a series of events that have a lasting impact on everyone’s lives. An affectionate tribute to 60s and 70s cinema and an enchanting tale of love and friendship – that’s the essence of America.
2D5 2/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 3C2 3/7 12:00 Čas Cinema 4K2 4/7 12:00 Drahomíra Cinema 554 5/7 17:00 Cinema BDirected by: Šimon Holý
Czech Republic, 2022, 85 min
Section: Proxima Competition
What do you do when love simply isn’t on the cards and keeps passing you by? 60-year-old Kristýna has lost her last ray of hope, so she goes off with her daughter Sára to talk to a fortune-teller about her sorry lot in life. One year on from Mirrors in the Dark, Šimon Holý brings us another wholly independent film about life’s traumas as seen from a female perspective, this time with a liberal dose of esoterica on top.
4D5 4/7 16:00 Karlovy Vary Municipal Theatre 5C2 5/7 12:00 Čas Cinema 6L1 6/7 10:00 Lazne III Cinema 752 7/7 11:30 Cinema BDirected by: Mladen Kovačević
Serbia, Qatar, 2022, 90 min
Section: Proxima Competition
In 1972 Yugoslavia became the site of Europe’s last smallpox epidemic. This gripping archival documentary, aptly described by its creators as a medical thriller, reconstructs the dramatic events of those spring months, and viewers will find it difficult not to draw comparisons with the worldwide events of the past two years.
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 BDirected 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.
1H4 1/7 19:30 Husovka Theatre 4K5 4/7 21:00 Drahomíra Cinema 8C5 8/7 18:00 Čas CinemaDirected by: Yuri Ancarani
Italy, France, USA, Qatar, 2021, 100 min
The young and the restless from the Venetian Lagoon. The heroes of this impressionistic docu-fiction piece are shrouded in a dreamlike atmosphere; their prospects, however, are not entirely favourable. A film about a shared experience where, in a world of fast motorboats, there is no room for gondolas.
1K1 1/7 09:00 Drahomíra Cinema 3L1 3/7 10:00 Lazne III Cinema 4H3 4/7 16:30 Husovka Theatre 9H3 9/7 16:30 Husovka TheatreDirected by: Jöns Jönsson
Germany, 2022, 112 min
A chilling character study. When the likable young Julius invites his co-workers to go sailing with him on his family yacht, nothing feels out of the ordinary. But even before the group gets on board, serious cracks appear in the image of the main protagonist. Who is this Julius, and what drives his actions?