Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013

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Burning Bush (Hořící Keř ) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2013; Director: Agnieszka Holland)
This film, which opens with a scene portraying the self-immolation of Jan Palach, presents a suggestive panorama of Czech society on the threshold of the oppressive twenty-year normalisation era. It centres on the female lawyer who defended Palach’s sacrifice in the wake of false allegations; in her judicial defeat, and in her moral victory, she represents the countless numbers of similar conflicts that arose between the individual and totalitarian power.
Killing Season (Country: Belgium, US; Year: 2013; Director: Mark Steven Johnson; Writer: Evan Daugherty; Stars: Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia, Elizabeth Olin)
American and Serb soldiers who fought on opposite sides in the Bosnia War clash once again in a tense, action-packed game of cat and mouse set in the gorgeous yet inaccessible Appalachian Mountains.
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