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The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival celebrated its 55th edition in 2021, with a line-up including outstanding Czech and international films made over the previous two years.

The festival ran from from 20 to 28 August.

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Vortex
Vortex
Drama focused on a handful of dark days in the lives of an elderly couple in Paris.
The Tale Of King Crab
The Tale Of King Crab
Italy, today. Some elderly hunters reminisce about the tale of Luciano - a drunk who locks horns with the head of the region over right of passage and is later exiled.
Boiling Point
Boiling Point
The shift has hardly begun for head chef Andy and he’s already behind with everything. His restaurant is overbooked, there’s a disgruntled inspector combing the kitchen and, if that weren’t enough, a culinary icon and a respected food critic have turned up for dinner.
Onoda: 10,000 Nights In The Jungle
Onoda: 10,000 Nights In The Jungle
It's the end of 1944. Japan is losing the war. Hiroo Onoda is sent to an island in the Philippines just before the American landing. The handful of soldiers that he takes with him into the jungle keep fighting, not realising the war is over.
Paris, 13th District
Paris, 13th District
Émilie meets Camille who is attracted to Nora, who crosses paths with Amber. Three girls and a boy - They're friends, sometimes lovers and often both.
Olga
Olga
2013. A 15-year-old gymnast is torn between Switzerland - where she is training for the European Championship in preparation for the Olympics - and Ukraine, where her mother is a journalist, reporting on Euromaidan unrest.
Compartment No 6
Compartment No 6
A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk, but is forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a Russian miner.
Bird Atlas
Bird Atlas
An ageing proprietor of a technology company has dedicated his whole life to his work, so it comes as a big blow when he discovers that payments to suppliers have been held up for months. But what can he do when the firm’s accountant is nowhere to be seen?
Brighton 4th
Brighton 4th
The story of a Georgian wrestler, Kakhi, en route to Brooklyn to help his son out of a gambling debt.
The Worst Person In The World
The Worst Person In The World
Four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.
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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Features

Noé’s close encounter with mortality
Change of pace for renegade director in tandem with Argento
Baptism of fire with Audiard
Paris, 13th District star Lucie Zhang on intimacy, acting techniques and Cannes high heels
Jude Uncovered!
An almost complete A to Z to Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn
'I’m always amazed people are shocked by sex in movies'
Benedetta director Paul Verhoeven on religion, nudity, and sexuality
Masculinity's irony
Levan Koguashvili on Brighton 4th and the comedy of cheese
The feeling of this time
Elisabeth Vogler on Roaring 20s and Agnès Varda
A snapshot of memory
Christos Nikou talks about Apples, the pandemic and his upcoming film with Carey Mulligan
Fishing for truth
Luzzu director Alex Camilleri on the casting and shooting of his debut
The lives of others
Nadine Labaki on Capernaum and the way the refugee crisis affects children

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As Far As I Can Walk takes top honour
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