Greg Zglinski's Animals (Tiere) Greg Zglinski's Animals (Tiere)

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival is back this year for its 52nd edition with a strong selection of films from across Europe and beyond.

The festival runs from 30 June to 8 July.

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God's Own Country
God's Own Country
Young sheep farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker, offers the promise of something else.
A peasant girl's unrequited love plays out against a backdrop of pagan ritual and myth.
Wind River
Wind River
An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
David Lynch: The Art Life
David Lynch: The Art Life
Documentary about the American filmmaker.
The Big Sick
The Big Sick
A couple struggle to maintain their culture-clash relationship... and then one of them falls ill.
A man faces losing custody of his son after the death of his wife.
Heal The Living
Heal The Living
Drama about lives connected by an organ transplant.
A Journey Through French Cinema
A Journey Through French Cinema
A personal look at French cinema, the films, directors and composers.
A linguist is given the task of helping to communicate with extra-terrestrial beings when they touch down around the globe.
The Spirit Of The Beehive
The Spirit Of The Beehive
A screening of James Whale's Frankenstein alters how an impressionable young girl sees her world in 1940s Spain.
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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Features

Completing the trip
Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.
In the spirit of Twin Peaks
Jon Nguyen on David Lynch: The Art Life, Naomi Watts, and the films that made it all happen.
Within a neurodivergent world
Rachel Israel on developing Keep The Change.
Voyaging further
More from Bertrand Tavernier on his Journey Through French Cinema.
Untold stories, part 1
Jon Nguyen on the art of filming David Lynch.
Heart of the matter
Katell Quillévéré on Heal The Living, organ donation and E.T.
Bertrand Tavernier's odyssey
The director discusses A Journey Through French Cinema.

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