Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016

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Paterson Paterson
Paterson and Beasts Of No Nation
All Eyes And Ears (Country: China, US; Year: 2015; Director: Vanessa Hope; Writer: Vanessa Hope; Stars: Gracie Mei Huntsman, Jon Huntsman, Jerome A. Cohen, Chen Guangcheng, Evan Osnos, Jeffrey Bader, Ian Buruma, Rebeca MacKinnon, Orville Schell, James McGregor, Andrew J. Nathan, James Mann, Elizabeth Economy, Richard McGregor, John Pomfret)
When former Utah governor Jon Huntsman was appointed United States Ambassador to China, hw arrived at his new post with his entire family — including his adopted Chinese daughter, Gracie. Huntsman's diplomatic struggles and triumphs are explored in the broader context of China’s relationship with the rest of the world, and intersected with Gracie's personal experience living in China as a Chinese-American.
Aquarius (Country: Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho; Writer: Kleber Mendonça Filho; Stars: Sonia Braga, Jeff Rosick, Irandhir Santos, Maeve Jinkings, Julia Bernat, Carla Ribas, Fernando Teixeira, Rubens Santos, Humberto Carrão)
A retired music critic is the last resident of a building targeted by developers - she becomes engaged in a cold war of sorts with the company.
Beasts Of No Nation (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Cary Fukunaga; Writer: Cary Fukunaga, Uzodinma Iweala; Stars: Idris Elba, Ama Abebrese, Abraham Attah, Richard Pepple, Opeyemi Fagbohungbe)
Based on the namesake novel by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation tells the story of the young Agu, recruited as soldier to fight in a civil war in an African country.
Belgica (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2016; Director: Felix van Groeningen; Writer: Arne Sierens, Felix van Groeningen; Stars: Stef Aerts, Tom Vermeir, Stefaan De Winter, Dominique Van Malder, Ben Benaouisse, Boris Van Severen, Sara De Bosschere, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Hélène De Vos, Jean-Michel Balthazar, Bo De Bosschere, Sam Louwyck, Anjana Dierckx, Hannes Reckelbus, Silvanous Saow)
Two brothers find their hedonistic bar business heading for trouble.
Boris Without Béatrice (Boris Sans Béatrice) (Country: Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Denis Côté; Writer: Denis Côté; Stars: James Hyndman, Simone-Élise Girard, Denis Lavant)
A man begins having an extramarital affair to deal with his emotional and companionship needs while caring for his terminally ill wife.
The Handmaiden The Handmaiden
The Handmaiden and Life, Animated
Captain Fantastic (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Matt Ross; Writer: Matt Ross; Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Erin Moriarty, Missi Pyle, Kathryn Hahn, Steve Zahn, Ann Dowd, Annalise Basso, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Samantha Isler, Shree Crooks, Nicholas Hamilton, Richard Beal, Alan Humphrey, Ralph Smith), Trailer
A dad who has raised his kids in the forest is forced to take them on a road trip.
Courted (L'Hermine) (Country: France; Year: 2015; Director: Christian Vincent; Writer: Christian Vincent; Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Fabrice Luchini, Marie Rivière, Miss Ming, Floriane Potiez, Claire Assali, Berenice Sand)
When a feared judge of the French court encounters a French-Danish juror at a murder trial, their shared past is slowly uncovered.
Don't Be Bad (Non essere cattivo) (Country: Italy; Year: 2015; Director: Claudio Caligari; Writer: Claudio Caligari, Francesca Serafini, Giordano Meacci; Stars: Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi, Roberta Mattei, Silvia D'Amico, Alessandro Bernardini, Valentino Campitelli, Danilo Cappanelli, Manuel Rulli, Emanuela Fanelli, Giulia Greco, Claudia Ianniello, Elisabetta De Vito, Alice Clementi, Emanuele Grazioli, Luciano Miele)
1995, the Roman suburb of Ostia. Pals Vittorio and Cesare live 24/7 with the pedal to the metal: discos, drugs, alcohol, fast cars – it’s all about living for the moment. Will their bond survive after Vittorio decides to turn his life around?
Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2015; Director: Gianfranco Rosi; Writer: Gianfranco Rosi, Carla Cattani; Stars: Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo, Giuseppe Fragapane)
A documentary looking at the inhabitants of Lampedusa and the desperate attempts made by refugees to reach the island.
Frenzy (Abluka) (Country: France, Qatar, Turkey; Year: 2015; Director: Emin Alper; Writer: Emin Alper; Stars: Mehmet Ozgur, Berkay Ates, Tülin Özen, Müfit Kayacan, Ozan Akbaba)
A political prisoner is released from jail on the grounds that he joins an intelligence unit of garbage collectors.
Graduation Graduation
Graduation and Slack Bay
A Good Wife (Country: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia; Year: 2016; Director: Mirjana Karanovic; Writer: Stevan Filipovic, Mirjana Karanovic, Darko Lungulov; Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Boris Isakovic, Hristina Popovic, Jasna Djuricic, Ksenija Marinkovic, Marko Nikolic, Bojan Navojec, Vlado Kerosevic)
A woman begins to question her life after she is diagnosed with cancer.
Graduation (Bacalaureat, Family Photos) (Country: Romania, France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Cristian Mungiu; Writer: Cristian Mungiu; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Ioachim Ciobanu, Adrian Titieni, Gheorghe Ifrim, Emanuel Parvu, Valeriu Andriuta, Claudia Susanu, Adrian Vancica, Liliana Mocanu, Lia Bugnar, Tudor Smoleanu, Andrei Morariu, Rares Andrici, Constantin Cojocaru)
Story of a small town doctor who is faced with a stark choice after his daughter is assaulted.
The Handmaiden (Agassi) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2016; Director: Park Chan-wook; Writer: Based on Sarah Waters' Fingersmith; Stars: Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, Jo Jin-woong, Kim Tae Ri)
A handmaiden sets out to swindle an heiress but things don't go to plan.
A Hologram For The King (Country: UK, France, Germany, US; Year: 2016; Director: Tom Tykwer; Writer: Tom Tykwer, based on the novel by David Eggers; Stars: Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tracey Fairaway, Jane Perry, Tom Skerritt, David Menkin, Christy Meyer, Megan Maczko, Eric Meyers, Ben Whishaw,), Trailer
A middle aged salesman is sent to Saudi Arabia to sell a complicated IT system to the king and comes up against interminable delays and the prospect of terminal failure
Hunt For The Wilderpeople (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2016; Director: Taika Waititi; Writer: Taika Waititi, based on the novel by Barry Crump; Stars: Julian Dennison, Rachel House, Rima Te Wiata, Oscar Kightley, Rhys Darby, Cohen Holloway, Mike Minogue, Stan Walker, Sam Neill)
A kid and his foster uncle run off into the New Zealand bush.
Belgica Belgica
Belgica and Toni Erdmann
It's Only The End Of The World (Juste la fin du monde) (Country: Canada, France; Year: 2016; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Xavier Dolan, Jean-Luc Lagarce; Stars: Léa Seydoux, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel, Nathalie Baye)
A writer returns home after a long absence to tell his family he is terminally ill.
Julieta (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Writer: Pedro Almodóvar, based on short stories by Alice Munro; Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Michelle Jenner, Rossy de Palma, Inma Cuesta, Emma Suárez, Darío Grandinetti, Daniel Grao, Nathalie Poza, Agustín Almodóvar, Mariam Bachir, Susi Sánchez, Pilar Castro, Priscilla Delgado, Bimba Bosé, Joaquín Notario)
A mother and daughter struggle to come to terms with grief.
The Land Of The Enlightened (Country: Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Afghanistan; Year: 2016; Director: Pieter-Jan De Pue; Writer: Pieter-Jan De Pue)
A group of Kuchi children in Afghanistan dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to child workers in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of an Afghanistan after the American withdrawal, Gholam Nasir and his gang control the mountains where caravans are smuggling the blue gemstones.
Life, Animated (Country: US, France; Year: 2015; Director: Roger Ross Williams; Writer: Ron Suskind)
The story of an autistic man who was able to reconnect with his family via Disney films.
Little Men (Country: US, Greece; Year: 2016; Director: Ira Sachs; Writer: Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias; Stars: Greg Kinnear, Paulina García, Jennifer Ehle, Theo Taplitz, Michael Barbieri, Talia Balsam, David Krumholtz, Alfred Molina, Clare Foley, Andy Karl, Yolonda Ross, Stella Schnabel, Arthur J. Nascarella, Elia Monte-Brown, Johnny Serret)
Caught up in a family feud over rent, two boys respond with a vow of silence.
A Good Wife A Good Wife
A Good Wife and A Hologram For The King
Ma’ Rosa (Year: 2016; Director: Brillante Mendoza)
A husband and wife who sell narcotics to help make ends meet. After Rosa is arrested, her family are willing to do anything to buy her freedom from the corrupt police.
On The Other Side (S one strane) (Country: Croatia, Serbia; Year: 2016; Director: Zrinko Ogresta; Writer: Mate Matisic, Zrinko Ogresta; Stars: Ksenija Marinkovic, Lazar Ristovski, Tihana Lazovic, Robert Budak, Toni Sestan, Tena Jeic Gajski, Vinko Kraljevic, Ivan Brkic, Alen Liveric, Mate Gulin, Iskra Jirsak, Ivana Legati, Marija Tadic, Ljerka Margitic Miholjevic, Mira Bosanac)
For twenty years Vesna has been trying to forget the past which nearly destroyed her family... but a phone call from her dad changes everything.
Paterson (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Jim Jarmusch; Writer: Jim Jarmusch; Stars: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Kara Hayward, Sterling Jerins, Jared Gilman, Luis Da Silva Jr., Frank Harts, Rizwan Manji, Jorge Vega, William Jackson Harper, Masatoshi Nagase, Jaden Michael, Trevor Parham, Brian McCarthy, Troy T. Parham)
Story of a bus driver and a poet and a maker of cup cakes and a dog walker and a week in New Jersey where small things happen
Rabin, The Last Day (Country: Israel; Year: 2015; Director: Amos Gitai; Writer: Amos Gitai, Marie-Jose Sanselme; Stars: Yael Abecassis, Ischac Hiskiya, Rotem Keinan, Pini Mittelman, Michael Warshaviak, Einat Weizman, Yogev Yefet)
Drama based on the assassination of the Labour prime minister Yitzhak Rabin by a young right-wing radical.
Satisfaction 1720 (Tordenskjold & Kold) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Henrik Ruben Genz; Writer: Erlend Loe; Stars: Jakob Oftebro, David Dencik, Natalie Madueño, Julie Agnete Vang, Jonas Hoff Oftebro, Björn Kjellman, Kenneth M. Christensen, Ole Christoffer Ertvaag, Marie Hammer Boda, Joel Spira, Martin Buch, Marina Bouras, Thomas Voss, Andreas Jessen, Martin Greis)
The year is 1720 and the Great Northern War is at an end. Now one of its heroes, 29-year-old Tordenskjold, no longer knows what to do with himself. His faithful friend and manservant Kold convinces him to take a road trip.
Captain Fantastic Captain Fantastic
Captain Fantastic and Fire At Sea
Slack Bay (Ma Loute) (Country: Germany, France; Year: 2016; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Thierry Lavieville, Jean-Luc Vincent, Didier Desprès, Raph, Laura Dupré, Brandon Lavieville, Cyril Rigaux, Angélique Vergara)
Period comedy, set in 1910, about the investigation into disappearances from beaches in France.
The Son Of Joseph (Le Fils De Joseph) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Eugène Green; Writer: Eugène Green; Stars: Victor Ezenfis, Natacha Régnier, Fabrizio Rongione, Mathieu Amalric, Maria de Medeiros, Julia Gros de Gasquet, Jacques Bonnaffé, Christelle Prot, Adrien Michaux, Louise Moaty, Claire Lefilliâtre, Vincent Dumestre, Tom Gaspar, Oleg Ossina, Félix Debraux)
A teen goes on a quest to find out who is dad is.
Sweet Dreams (Fai Bei Sogni) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2016; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Massimo Gramellini; Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Valerio Mastandrea, Fabrizio Gifuni, Guido Caprino, Barbara Ronchi, Linda Messerklinger, Ferdinando Vetere, Lorenzo Monti)
A journalist struggles to cope with the death of his mum, who passed away when he was only nine years old.
Toni Erdmann (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2016; Director: Maren Ade; Writer: Maren Ade; Stars: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Lucy Russell, Trystan Pütter, Hadewych Minis, Vlad Ivanov, Ingrid Bisu, John Keogh, Ingo Wimmer, Cosmin Padureanu, Anna Maria Bergold, Radu Banzaru, Alexandru Papadopol, Sava Lolov, Jürg Löw)
A father drops in on his daughter and poses as a stranger to her friends.
United States Of Love (Zjednoczone Stany Miłości) (Country: Poland, Sweden; Year: 2016; Director: Tomasz Wasilewski; Stars: Julia Kijowska, Magdalena Cielecka, Dorota Kolak, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Łukasz Simlat )
Four Lonely women in a small Polish town contemplate their circumstances and what life has to offer.
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