Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018

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Friend Friend
Friend and Lucky
Amal (Country: Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, France, Norway; Year: 2017; Director: Mohamed Siam; Writer: Mohamed Siam)
Documentary tracks the adolescence of a teenager in Cairo.
An Elephant Sitting Still (Da xiang xi di er zuo) (Country: China; Year: 2018; Director: Hu Bo; Writer: Hu Bo; Stars: Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang, Congxi Li, Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang, Congxi Li)
The lives of four people cross over the course of a day in China.
And Breathe Normally (Country: Iceland, Sweden, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Ísold Uggadóttir; Stars: Kristín Thóra Haraldsdóttir, Babetida Sadjo, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson)
At the edge of Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula, two women’s lives will intersect – for a brief moment – while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategise to get their lives back on track.
Border (Country: Sweden, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Ali Abbasi; Writer: John Ajvide Lindqvist, Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, based on a story by John Ajvide Lindqvist; Stars: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Viktor Åkerblom, Jörgen Thorsson)
When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, their relationship forces her to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
Boys Cry (La terra dell’abbastanza) (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo; Writer: Damiano D'Innocenzo, Fabio D'Innocenzo; Stars: Andrea Carpenzano, Matteo Olivetti, Milena Mancini, Massimiliano Tortora, Luca Zingaretti, Demetra Bellina, Michela De Rossi, Giordano De Plano, Walter Toschi, Andrea Carpenzano, Matteo Olivetti, Milena Mancini, Massimiliano Tortora, Luca Zingaretti, Demetra Bellina)
Two youngsters find themselves involved with the Mafia without realising the likely consequences.
The Guilty The Guilty
The Guilty and Amal
Chris The Swiss (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Anja Kofmel; Writer: Anja Kofmel)
In the middle of the war in Croatia, a young journalists' body was found dressed in the uniform of an international mercenary group. This documentary follows his sister's attempts to unravel his story.
Cobain (Country: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Nanouk Leopold; Writer: Stienette Bosklopper; Stars: Bas Keizer, Naomi Velissariou, Wim Opbrouck, Dana Marineci, Cosmina Stratan, Sofia Dossantos, Maria Kraakman, Maartje van de Wetering, Thomas Ryckewaert, Ward Weemhoff, Tamar van den Dop, Oscar van Woensel, Jurre Otto, Tonko Bossen, Belinda van der Stoep)
A boy grooms fellow kids in a children's home for a pimp... until the day his mum arrives back on the scene.
Diamantino (Tristes Monroes) (Country: Portugal; Year: 2017; Director: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt; Writer: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt; Stars: Joana Barrios, Abílio Bejinha, Chico Chapas)
Diamantino was once the greatest football player in Portugal. Now, in the middle of the worst crisis of his life, he decides to fill his void by adopting a refugee boy.
Donbass (Country: Germany, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, Romania; Year: 2018; Director: Sergey Loznitsa; Writer: Sergey Loznitsa; Stars: Valeriu Andriutã, Boris Kamorzin, Sergey Kolesov, Georgiy Deliev, Sergey Russkin, Alexander Zamuraev, Konstantin Itunin, Irina Plesnyayeva, Vadim Dubovsky, Svetlana Kolesova, Evgeny Chistyakov, Valeriu Andriutã, Boris Kamorzin, Sergey Kolesov, Georgiy Deliev)
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs.
Friend (Rafiki) (Country: Kenya, South Africa; Year: 2018; Director: Wanuri Kahiu; Writer: Jenna Cato Bass, Wanuri Kahiu; Stars: Patricia Amira, Muthoni Gathecha, Jimmy Gathu, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi, Patricia Kihoro)
When they fall in love, two girls from rival families must choose between being together and being safe.
Border Border
Border and Styx
Fugue (Fuga) (Country: Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden; Year: 2018; Director: Agnieszka Smoczyńska; Writer: Gabriela Muskala; Stars: Gabriela Muskala, Lukasz Simlat, Malgorzata Buczkowska, Piotr Skiba)
A woman suffering from memory loss is reunited with the family she can't remember having.
The Gentle Indifference Of The World (Country: Kazakhstan, France; Year: 2018; Director: Adilkhan Yerzhanov; Writer: Roelof Jan Minneboo, Adilkhan Yerzhanov)
After her father’s untimely death, Saltanat is forced to trade her idyllic countryside life for the cruel city... and she is followed by her loyal but penniless admirer.
Grass (Pullipdeul) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Hong Sang-soo; Writer: Hong Sang-soo; Stars: Kim Min-hee, Kee Joobong)
A woman people watches in a cafe.
The Guilty (Den Skyldige) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Gustav Möller; Writer: Emil Nygaard Albertsen, Gustav Möller; Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Jessica Dinnage, Omar Shargawi, Johan Olsen, Jakob Ulrik Lohmann, Katinka Evers-Jahnsen, Jeanette Lindbæk, Simon Bennebjerg, Laura Bro, Morten Suurballe, Guuled Abdi Youssef, Caroline Løppke, Peter Christoffersen, Nicolai Wendelboe, Morten Thunbo)
After he takes a call from a woman in a desperate situation, an emergency operator feels unable to let go.
In My Room (Country: Germany, Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Ulrich Köhler; Writer: Ulrich Köhler; Stars: Hans Löw, Elena Radonicich, Antonia Putiloff)
A bored man suddenly realises that everyone around him has disappeared and he isn't sure what happened.
Pity Pity
Pity and An Elephant Sitting Still
Invasion (Hojoom) (Country: Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Shahram Mokri; Writer: Nasim Ahmadpour, Shahram Mokri)
Someone’s been murdered. The police have already identified a guilty party. When the crime is re-enacted at the stadium where it took place, more secrets are revealed. Suddenly, all those involved find themselves in a time warp.
Light Years (Años Luz) (Country: Argentina, Brazil, Spain; Year: 2017; Director: Manuel Abramovich)
A documentary portrait of Lucrecia Martel during the shooting of Zama.
Little Tickles (Les Chatouilles) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Andréa Bescond, Eric Métayer; Writer: Andréa Bescond; Stars: Andréa Bescond, Karin Viard, Clovis Cornillac)
A dancer struggles to achieve her dreams after trauma in her childhood.
Lucky (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: John Carroll Lynch; Writer: Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja; Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, Beth Grant, James Darren, Barry Shabaka Henley, Yvonne Huff, Hugo Armstrong, Bertila Damas, Ana Mercedes, Sarah Cook, Amy Claire, Ulysses Olmedo)
The spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist.
Nina (Country: Poland; Year: 2018; Director: Olga Chajdas; Writer: Julia Kijowska, Olga Chajdas; Stars: Julia Kijowska, Eliza Rycembel, Andrzej Konopka)
A woman desperate to save her marriage begins to have doubts after finding a surrogate.
In My Room In My Room
In My Room and Donbass
Oblivion Verses (Los Versos Del Olvido) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Alireza Khatami; Writer: Alireza Khatami; Stars: Juan Margallo, Tomás del Estal, Manuel Morón, Itziar Aizpuru, Julio Jung, Amparo Noguera, Gonzalo Robles)
When the elderly caretaker of a remote morgue discovers the body of a young woman killed during a protest, he embarks on an odyssey to give her a proper burial before the militia returns.
Our Struggles (Nos Batailles) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2018; Director: Guillaume Senez; Stars: Laetitia Dosch, Laure Calamy, Lucie Debay, Marc Robert)
A man who has dedicated his career to fighting injustice must re-evaluate everything when his wife leaves and he has to take care of the kids.
Pity (Country: Greece, Poland; Year: 2018; Director: Babis Makridis; Writer: Efthymis Filippou, Babis Makridis; Stars: Yannis Drakopoulos, Evi Saoulidou, Nota Tserniafski, Makis Papadimitriou, Georgina Chryskioti, Evdoxia Androulidaki)
The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he’s willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.
Profile (Country: US, UK, Cyprus, Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Timur Bekmambetov; Writer: Brittany Poulton, Olga Kharina, Timur Bekmambetov, Anna Érelle; Stars: Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Amir Rahimzadeh, Morgan Watkins, Emma Cater, Kelley Mack, Louis Martin, Kate Watson, Therica Wilson-Read, Valene Kane, Shazad Latif, Christine Adams, Amir Rahimzadeh, Morgan Watkins)
Thriller sees a journalist try to infiltrate the digital propaganda channels of Islamic State.
The Queen Of Fear (Country: Argentina, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Valeria Bertuccelli, Fabiana Tiscornia; Writer: Valeria Bertuccelli; Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Diego Velázquez, Gabriel Eduardo "Puma" Goity, Darío Grandinetti)
Only one month left until the premiere of The Golden Time, the long-awaited solo show by acclaimed actress Robertina. Far from focused on the preparations for this new production, Robertina lives in a state of continuous anxiety that turns her privileged life into an absurd and tumultuous landscape.
Fugue Fugue
Fugue and Diamantino
A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse) (Country: Canada; Year: 2017; Director: Denis Côté; Writer: Denis Côté; Stars: Jean-François Bouchard, Cédric Doyon, Benoit Lapierre, Maxim Lemire, Alexis Légaré, Ronald Yang)
Documentary about bodybuilders.
Styx (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2018; Director: Wolfgang Fischer; Writer: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel; Stars: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld, Anika Menger, Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld, Anika Menger)
A storm in the middle of the ocean, a boat full of refugees that is about to sink and a woman all by herself...
Victory Day (Den' Pobedy) (Country: Germany, Lithuania; Year: 2018; Director: Sergey Loznitsa; Writer: Sergey Loznitsa)
An observational documentary capturing the celebrations of the victory over the Nazis, in Berlin’s Treptower Park.
Virgins (Vierges) (Country: France, Israel, Belgium; Year: 2017; Director: Keren Ben Rafael; Writer: Keren Ben Rafael, Élise Benroubi; Stars: Evgenia Dodina, Manuel Elkaslassy, Vladimir Friedman, Matan Lax, Yoni Meles, Eric Raphael Mizrahi, Isac Peker, Joy Rieger, Evgenia Dodina, Manuel Elkaslassy, Vladimir Friedman, Matan Lax, Yoni Meles, Eric Raphael Mizrahi, Isac Peker)
Teenage Lana is languishing in her run-down hometown on Israel’s sun-soaked north coast — until an older, attractive writer arrives with tales of a mermaid sighting off the shore of the declining resort town.
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