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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is now the single most important event on the Eastern European film calendar. Guests including Richard Gere, Harvey Keitel and Jamie Dornan were in the spa town to enjoy seven world premières and six international premières, including Marcin Koszałkaʼs The Red Spider and Dietrich Brüggemann's Heil.

The festival runs from 3 to 11 July.

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The Falling
The Falling
A fainting sickness hits a girls school in the Sixties.
The Crazies
The Crazies
The military attempts to contain a manmade combat virus that causes death and permanent insanity in those infected, as it overtakes a small Pennsylvania town.
A boy's bond with his pet sheep strengthens after the loss of his mother... but trouble with his relatives brews.
The Greedy Tiffany
The Greedy Tiffany
A rube named Pepa robs cottages for cash but the discovery of a strange video recording points him to a place where he’ll find a treasure of immense value... little realising there is a plan for those who turn up looking for it.
A level-headed engineer arrives to repair a creaking old wind turbine. Out there in the misty woods he also goes in search of something else deep inside him.
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Stories based on the 1001 Nights but transplanted to the present day. The film is split into three parts.
Embrace Of The Serpent
Embrace Of The Serpent
The story of the relationship between an Amazonian shaman and two scientists who, decades apart, search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
The Brand New Testament
The Brand New Testament
The new adventures of God, who lives in Brussels with his teenage daughter and falls foul of her hacking skills.
You Carry Me
You Carry Me
A mosaic of stories whose common denominator is the fight for survival, forgiveness, and new opportunities.
Goodnight Mommy
Goodnight Mommy
Twin boys suspect that their mum, who has just undergone reconstructive facial surgery, is an imposter and set out to discover the truth.
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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Features

Music of the ancestors
Atli Örvarsson on his family connection to Rams, a move to Europe and drawing on tradition.
Learning from history
Aferim! director Radu Jude on language, prejudice and seeing the past in the present.
American lives
Nicolas Steiner and Thomas Schneider on festivals, fighting cows and Above And Below.
Keitel - a man for all seasons
Youth star Harvey on Sorrentino, Campion and Scorsese.
Udo Kier's life on the dark side
Cult star on playing evil, Fassbinder, Von Trier and Van Sant.
Romero - master of the macabre
Veteran director on zombies, religion and genocide.
A grand connection
Hermes Paralluelo talks about capturing his grandparents on camera for docufiction Not All Is Vigil.
Gere turns up the heat
Star talks about faith, hope and charity.
It’s Czech party time for Richard Gere
Music and fireworks greet star in Karlovy Vary.
The real world of Vincent Lindon
Cannes best actor on career and causes.
Coming soon - Cannes sex extravaganza
Love director Gaspar Noé reveals all in 3D.
Caine candid in Cannes
Youth star talks age and virility with Jane Fonda, Paolo Sorrentino, Paul Dano, Harvey Keitel and Rachel Weisz.
Magic in the West
Director John Maclean on fairy tales, magical realism and two-trick ponies in Slow West.
Mountain views, part 2
Laura Bispuri and Alba Rohrwacher on creating characters and transformation.
Westward bound
Kodi Smit-McPhee on love, murder, horses and Slow West.
Indigo blue
Saverio Costanzo on casting and directing Hungry Hearts.
Mountain views, part 1
Laura Bispuri and Alba Rohrwacher on gender roles and Sworn Virgin.
Virgin territory
Flonja Kodheli on Sworn Virgin and life in regions of Albania.
Into the abyss with Alba Rohrwacher
Inside Saverio Costanzo's Hungry Hearts.
Go west, young man
Ben Mendelsohn on playing the sinister stranger in Slow West.
Facing the music
Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala on Goodnight Mommy.
The invisible man
Richard Gere and Oren Moverman on homelessness and Time Out of Mind.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival News

Bob climbs to the top of the trees
Docu-drama wins Crystal award at Karlovy Vary.
Box delivers a winning punch
Romanian film wows critics.
Fifty shades of Czech
Jamie Dornan to star in war drama Anthropoid.
45 Years makes shortlist for Lux prize
British film one of 10 vying for European Parliament award.
In top Gere for Karlovy Vary
American Gigolo icon to receive career honour.
Accent on youth in Karlovy Vary
Festival unveils 50th anniversary bumper programme.
Jubilee celebrations at Karlovy Vary
Czech festival gets ready for landmark anniversary.

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