Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2015

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I Am Belfast I Am Belfast
I Am Belfast and Palio
23 Kilometres (Country: Canada; Year: 2015; Director: Noura Kevorkian; Writer: Noura Kevorkian)
Suffering from an advanced stage of Parkinson’s disease, Barkev Kevorkian spends his time recalling the past when he worked at a foundry, loved driving fast, and enjoyed time with his little girl.
Amerika (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2015; Director: Jan Foukal)
The tale of a couple wandering through the Czech countryside.
Cats In Riga (Country: Latvia; Year: 2014; Director: Jon Bang Carlsen; Writer: Jon Bang Carlsen)
Study of cats as they interact with the city.
The Father Tapes (Vaterfilm) (Country: Austria; Year: 2015; Director: Albert Meisl)
When Albert Meisl began to suspect that his father was writing the final chapter of his life, he decided to visit his parents with a movie camera in tow.
Game Over (Country: Spain, Germany, Afghanistan; Year: 2015; Director: Alba Sotorra; Writer: Isa Campo, Isa Campo, Alba Sotorra; Stars: Djalal Mohamed Banchs, Anna Banchs Semper)
Djalal has loved weapons since before he could walk. But success in the virtual world, where thousands of followers watch his videos, is not enough – so he heads to Afghanistan as a sniper.
Horizons (Horizontes) (Country: Switzerland, Cuba; Year: 2015; Director: Eileen Hofer; Writer: Eileen Hofer; Stars: Alicia Alonso)
A dance school in Havana. Ballet means everything to adolescent Amanda, experienced Viengsay, and renowned local legend Alicia Alonso.
IEC Long (Country: Portugal, Macao; Year: 2015; Director: João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues; Writer: João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues; Stars: Casper, Daniel, Uncle Kan, Nicolino, Tony, Warick, Wells)
Documentary about a firecracker factory.
I Am Belfast (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Mark Cousins; Writer: Mark Cousins; Stars: Richard Buick, Simon Millar, Shane McCaffrey, Helena Bereen, Felicity McKee)
A cinematic essay about the city.
Kacey Mottet Klein, Birth of an Actor (Kacey Mottet Klein, Naissance d'un acteur) (Country: France, Switzerland; Year: 2015; Director: Ursula Meier; Writer: Antoine Jaccoud, Ursula Meier; Stars: Kacey Mottet Klein)
A portrait of an actor through his work in the director's films.
The Living Fire (Zhyva vatra) (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2014; Director: Ostap Kostyuk)
Three Carpathian shepherds, just like their fathers and grandfathers before them, set off with their flock into the mountains on a lonely journey lasting several months.
Mallory (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2015; Director: Helena Třeštíková)
Life hasn’t been easy on Mallory but after the birth of her son she tries desperately to kick her drug habit, and to stop living on the street.
Once Upon A Dream – A Journey To The Last Spaghetti Western (Country: Germany, Finland, Bulgaria; Year: 2015; Director: Tonislav Hristov)
Documentary about the Andalucian town of Tabernas.
Palio (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Cosima Spender; Writer: John Hunt)
In the world’s oldest horse race, the Palio, taking bribes and fixing races threatens to extinguish the passion for the sport itself. Giovanni, unversed in corruption, challenges his former mentor, who dominates the game.
Resort (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2015; Director: Martin Hrubý)
Documentary about an architecturally unique resort built on the banks of Orlík reservoir became the secret getaway of the communist establishment.
White Death (Country: Chile; Year: 2014; Director: Roberto Collío)
Impressionistic portrate of a Chilean military company trapped in the snow during a cruel Andean storm.
Women In Sink (Country: UK, Israel; Year: 2015; Director: Iris Zaki; Writer: Iris Zaki)
Story of a hair salon in Haifa.
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