Among the lineup are Jake Paltrow’s drama 'June Zero' about the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann, which is shot in Israel and Ukraine.
The 56th edition of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which is scheduled to take place from July 1 to 9, has announced its official selection, which comprises 33 films from five continents screening across three sections.
It is one of the largest film festivals in the Czech Republic.
In addition to Crystal Globe Competition and Special Screenings section, KVIFF’s new competition, Proxima, will make its debut in this year’s edition.
Proxima aims to be an inclusive space for pictures by young filmmakers and renowned auteurs alike, presenting bold works that defy categorisation. Contrary to its preceding competition, East of the West, Proxima has no geographical restrictions and is open to filmmakers from around the world.
Thirteen titles in the official selection are directed by filmmakers who have competed in KVIFF before. Nine films from the three sections on the other hand are debut features. Melodramas, dystopian sci-fis, romantic comedies, and essay documentaries encompass the 2022 wide-ranging lineup.
Speaking about the film’s lineup, Karel Och said: “From the 1,500 films that have been submitted this year, we have chosen 33 brand new works of cinema that offer the accurate reflection of our taste – a taste derived from a belief in a meaningful edginess and the championing of new means of cinematic expression that nonetheless do not stand in opposition to the audience’s receptiveness and inclinations.”
The film lineup includes America, A Room Of My Own, A Provincial Hospital, Fucking Bornholm, Borders of Love, The Ordinaries, Horseplay, In Broad Daylight, June Zero, and Like a Fish on the Moon.