Each of the selected works will have only one exclusive screening, which will take place at all participating theatres at the same time.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has unveiled a programme of theatrical screenings across the Czech Republic called “KVIFF At Your Cinema”. Sixteen films will play at 96 theatres in almost 80 towns and cities over the course of nine days.
The programme includes films that earned high praise at film festivals held from last autumn to this year’s Berlinale. Movie screens will host the European premieres of three acclaimed titles: Zeina Durra’s drama Luxor, Fernanda Valadez’ feature debut Identifying Features and The Mole Agent, Maite Alberdi’s documentary.
Other films in the lineup include À l’abordage by Guillaume Brac (France, 2020), Babyteeth by Shannon Murphy (Australia, 2019) Bad Tales / Favolacce by Fabio D’Innocenzo, Damiano D’Innocenzo (Italy / Switzerland, 2020), Ema by Pablo Larraín (Chile, 2019), Honey Boy by Alma Har’el (USA, 2019) Identifying Features / Sin Señas Particulares by Fernanda Valadez (Mexico / Spain, 2019), Kubrick by Kubrick / Kubrick par Kubrick by Gregory Monro (France / Poland, 2020) and Luxor by Zeina Durra (Egypt / United Kingdom, 2019).
Films also include Meky by Šimon Šafránek (Czech Republic / Slovak Republic, 2020), Moffie by Oliver Hermanus (South Africa / United Kingdom, 2019), Mogul Mowgli by Bassam Tariq (United Kingdom, 2020), The Mole Agent / El Agente topo by Maite Alberdi (Chile / USA / Germany / The Netherlands / Spain, 2020), Proxima by Alice Winocour (France / Germany, 2019), Wildland / Kød & Blod by Jeanette Nordahl (Denmark, 2020), Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness / Yalda, la nuit du pardon by Massoud Bakhshi (France / Germany / Switzerland / Luxembourg / Lebanon / Iran, 2019) and Zumiriki by Oskar Alegria (Spain, 2019).
The screenings are being planned in the spirit of the festival and will be accompanied by on-site introductions to the films by the KVIFF programmers.
Commenting on the programme, KVIFF President Jiří Bartoška, said: “Since, given the situation, moviegoers can’t come to Karlovy Vary this year, we decided to bring at least part of the festival to them. It’s our way of thanking the visitors, guests, and film enthusiasts who create a fantastic festival atmosphere in Vary every year. We are thrilled by our viewers’ immense interest, and it’s also huge that nearly 100 theatres have signed on for ‘KVIFF at Your Cinema’. I believe that together we will succeed in offering audiences not only great films but even a bit of the traditional festival atmosphere.”
The KVIFF programmers are providing theatres around the Czech Republic a comprehensive programme block that they can present during the nine days originally planned for this year’s Karlovy Vary festival from July 3 to 11.
The 55th Karlovy Vary IFF was postponed to 2021 due to government measures concerning the coronavirus pandemic.