Back for its 48th edition, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has a strong line-up of films and an impressive list of special guests, with Agnieszka Holland heading up its main jury and John Travolta attending the opening gala première of Killing Season.

The festival runs from June 28 to July 6.

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Closed Curtain
Closed Curtain
A writer and his dog retreat to a coastal villa only to have their peace disturbed by two siblings fleeing the police.
100 Bloody Acres
100 Bloody Acres
Two enterprising brothers from the Australian boondocks launch a rickety business selling organic fertiliser - with a secret ingredient.
A teenager gets sucked into a turf war.
Anna, a taciturn 30-something, lives in a small flat with her dog Manu, who means everything to her. After a distressing incident which disrupts her life, Anna attaches herself to the family of Sofia, a happily married woman and mother of two children.
Long Live Freedom
Long Live Freedom
After an under-pressure politician disappears, his look-alike brother fills the gap... and starts to win popular support.
A frustrated woman secretly becomes a lesbian escort.
Love Steaks
Love Steaks
Luxury hotel. Luxury clientele. Irritable staff. A couple who might fall in love, or they might leave their relationship in its raw state – like the titular steaks.
An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker
An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker
Life becomes desperate for a scrap merchant when his pregnant wife needs medical help they can't afford.
Animated tale about the clash for space between pandas and humans.
Cutie And The Boxer
Cutie And The Boxer
Two fiercely creative artists continue to spar after 40 years spent head over heels in love.
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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Features

Life and movement
Jasmine Trinca on the physicality of her role in Honey and roles for women in Italian cinema.
A taste of Honey
Valeria Golino on her award-winning film, breaking boundaries, the meaning of rabbits and more.
Danger man
Denis Côté on ambiguity, surprise and risk-taking in Vic + Flo Saw A Bear.
Achieving greatness
Paolo Sorrentino on The Great Beauty, music, fashion and flamingos.
Nature of man
David Gordon Green on Prince Avalanche, the environment and listening to the silence.
In the family
Hirokazu Kore-eda on Like Father, Like Son
The precision of a master
Wong Kar Wai on making The Grandmaster
Martin Scorsese supports The Grandmaster
Director lends his name to Wong Kar Wai's film.
To The Lighthouse and beyond
David Lowery in conversation about Ain't Them Bodies Saints.
Oliver Stone sets the record straight
Wall Street director on big brother scandals and greed.
Frankenstein unbound
Richard Raaphorst on Frankestein's Army.
Return of the Comeback Kid
John Travolta says he is a born survivor.
Making Martin Bonner
Chad Hartigan and Richmond Arquette in conversation.
Travolta Czechs it out
Karlovy Vary in gear to go global.
This is Paul Eenhoorn
The Aussie actor talks about his role in This Is Martin Bonner.
Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais on Whitewash
Cold comfort in Quebec.
It's a Whitewash
Thomas Haden Church and Marc Labrèche on muscles, the wilderness, strongly hideous clothes, and what eats at them.
On the road with Javier Rebollo
The director on The Dead Man And Being Happy and the importance of dogs, accents, freedom and tenderness in film.
New York Film Festival - diary two
Frances Ha, Passion but no De Palma, Tabu and Miguel Gomes raises a toast.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival News

Honours for Hungary
Karlovy Vary bestows its top awards.
Critics heap praise on Shame
Karlovy Vary announces first accolades.
Travolta clear as crystal - in Czech
Star receives lifetime achievement award.

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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