Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018

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To The Night To The Night
To The Night and Miriam Lies
Brothers (Kardeşler) (Country: Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria; Year: 2018; Director: Ömür Atay)
Seventeen-year-old Yusuf comes home after spending four years at a detention center. His return to the family circle freshly recalls the act that his loved ones, bound by rigid tradition, forced Yusuf to commit.
World premiere
Domestique (Domestik) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2018; Director: Adam Sedlák; Writer: Adam Sedlák; Stars: Tereza Hofová, Jirí Konvalinka, Miroslav Hanus, Tomás Bambusek, Tereza Hofová, Jirí Konvalinka, Miroslav Hanus, Tomás Bambusek)
Top cyclist Roman has had enough of serving as a domestique, a bicycle racer who sacrifices for the team. But his obsession with his performance begins to take its toll on his marriage.
World premiere
The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles) (Country: Canada; Year: 2018; Director: Sébastien Pilote; Writer: Sébastien Pilote; Stars: Pierre-Luc Brillant, Marie-France Marcotte, François Papineau, Luc Picard, Karelle Tremblay, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Marie-France Marcotte, François Papineau, Luc Picard, Karelle Tremblay)
The sleepy town where Léo lives doesn’t offer her much chance of self-fulfilment. Extricating herself from her mother’s influence and her constricting environment isn’t easy for the frustrated young woman, yet happiness might be close at hand.
World premiere
History Of Love (Zgodovina ljubezni) (Country: Slovenia, Italy, Norway; Year: 2018; Director: Sonja Prosenc)
Seventeen-year-old Iva is in the process of coming to terms with the death of her mother. Influenced by this deep personal loss and by the discovery that she didn’t know everything about her mum, the girl slowly immerses herself into a strange world.
World premiere
"I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians" ("Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari") (Country: Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Radu Jude)
A young artist is planning to reconstruct a historical event from 1941, during which the Romanian Army carried out ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front.
World premiere
Winter Flies Winter Flies
Winter Flies and The Fireflies Are Gone
Jumpman (Podbrosy) (Country: Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Ivan I Tverdovskiy)
Sixteen years later after leaving her son in a box, she steals him away from a children’s home, intent on making amends for her neglect... but he has a rare condition meaning he feels no pain.
International premiere
Miriam Lies (Miriam miente) (Country: Dominican Republic, Spain; Year: 2018; Director: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada; Writer: Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada; Stars: Frank Perozo, Margaux Da Silva, Roger Wasserman, Pachy Méndez, Georgina Duluc, Manuel Chapuseaux, Isabel Cristina Polanco, Uxio Lis, Cristobalina Morel, Cecile van Welie, Vicente Santos, Ana Maria Arias, Maria Castillo, Alexander Bergés, Carolina Rohana)
Shy girl Miriam is waiting to celebrate her 15th birthday and she wants to invite her guy. So far they’ve only chatted online, and the anticipated blind date only complicates things.
World premiere
My Friend 'A' (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Takahisa Zeze; Writer: Gaku Yakumaru; Stars: Tôma Ikuta, Eita, Mizuki Yamamoto, Kaho, Munetaka Aoki, Kanji Furutachi, Kôichi Satô, Shûgo Oshinari, Jun Murakami, Makiko Watanabe, Reiko Kataoka, Ken Mitsuishi, Naomi Nishida, Hôshi Ishida, Yasuko Tomita)
A new worker at a factory becomes convinced that one of his colleagues is a murderer.
Out of competition
Panic Attack (Atak paniki) (Country: Poland; Year: 2017; Director: Pawel Maslona; Writer: Anna Gronowska, Bartlomiej Kotschedoff, Pawel Maslona, Aleksandra Pisula; Stars: Artur Zmijewski, Dorota Segda, Nicolas Bro, Magdalena Poplawska, Grzegorz Damiecki, Julia Wyszynska, Malgorzata Hajewska, Bartlomiej Kotschedoff, Aleksandra Adamska, Aleksandra Pisula, Justyna Kokot, Maria Kania, Daniel Guzdek, Andrzej Konopka, Adam Nawojczyk)
Moments in the lives of several unfortunates living in contemporary Warsaw .
International premiere
Redemption (Guela) (Country: Israel; Year: 2018; Director: Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yaakov)
A man who needs cash for his gravely ill daughter considers rejoining a rock band from his younger years but his decision causes conflict.
World premiere
Support The Girls Support The Girls
Support The Girls and Panic Attack
Sueño Florianópolis (Florianopolis Dream) (Country: Argentina, Brazil, France; Year: 2018; Director: Ana Katz)
Lucrecia, Pedro, and their teenage kids Julian and Florencia set out from Buenos Aires one sweltering day in a rattletrap Renault to vacation in the Brazilian summer resort of Florianópolis.
World premiere
Support The Girls (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Andrew Bujalski; Writer: Andrew Bujalski; Stars: Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, Dylan Gelula, AJ Michalka, Shayna McHayle, Lea DeLaria, James Le Gros, Jana Kramer, Brooklyn Decker, Lawrence Varnado, David Bernon, Brian Bogart, Gerald Brodin, Chris V. Brown, John Bryant)
The wild story of one day at a traditional American sports bar.
European premiere. Out of competition
To The Night (Country: Austria, US; Year: 2018; Director: Peter Brunner; Writer: Peter Brunner; Stars: Caleb Landry Jones, Eleonore Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Jana McKinnon, Christos Haas, Bodhi Mitchell, Hudson Mitchell, William L. Schaefer, Eleni Mitchell, Sam Stillman, Jon Konkol, Jimmy Rusty James, Leafy Wind Dragon, Vanessa Garcia, Miguel Andjular)
As a child Norman survived a fire that took the rest of his family. As an adult he is still struggling with the resulting trauma, and he finds it difficult to start a new life with his girlfriend and little boy.
World premiere
Trash On Mars (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2018; Director: Benjamin Tucek; Writer: Benjamin Tucek)
A lonely robot is the only reminder of a plan to colonise Mars... until a privately funded crew arrive.
Out of competition
Winter Flies (Všechno bude) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia; Year: 2018; Director: Olmo Omerzu; Writer: Petr Pýcha; Stars: Tomás Mrvík, Jan Frantisek Uher, Eliska Krenková, Lenka Vlasáková, Martin Pechlát, Tomás Mrvík, Jan Frantisek Uher, Eliska Krenková, Lenka Vlasáková, Martin Pechlát)
Mischievously self-assured Mára and somewhat eccentric Heduš set out into the frozen wastes in search of adventure – by car, naturally. After all, Mára's turning 15 soon.
World premiere

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