Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018

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Putin's Witnesses Putin's Witnesses
Putin's Witnesses and The Swing
The Best Thing You Can Do With Your Life (Country: Germany, Mexico; Year: 2018; Director: Zita Erffa; Writer: Zita Erffa)
Why did the director’s brother enter a conservative Roman Catholic order, causing him to sever all ties with the outside world?
European premiere
Breaking News (Mimořádná zpráva) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2018; Director: Tomáš Bojar)
A carefully composed observation of two newsrooms which, in March 2017, were avidly chasing after information about the Czech president’s decision whether or not to run for re-election.
World premiere
Bridges Of Time (Laika tilti) (Country: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia; Year: 2018; Director: Audrius Stonys, Kristīne Briede)
Essay documentary about the less remembered generation of cinema poets of the Baltic New Wave.
World premiere
Cielo (Country: Canada, Chile; Year: 2017; Director: Alison McAlpine)
A documentary about the sky above the Andes and the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, and those who live under it.
European premiere
Dream Away (Country: Germany, Egypt; Year: 2018; Director: Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke)
Documentary about what has happened in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh since the tourist downturn in the wake of the Arab Spring.
World premiere
Cielo Cielo
Cielo and The Best Thing You Can Do With Your Life
Inside Mosul (V Mosulu) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2018; Director: Jana Andert)
Documentarist Jana Andert spent eight months with an elite Iraqi Army unit on the front lines of the battle for Mosul, occupied by Islamic State fighters from 2014 to June 2017.
World premiere
In the Stillness of Sounds (L'esprit des lieux) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Stéphane Manchematin, Serge Steyer)
Marc Namblard, whose profession combines his talents as a biologist and a sound engineer, reflects on the acoustic effects of nature on humans.
European premiere
A Little Wisdom (Country: China, Canada, US; Year: 2017; Director: Yuqi Kang; Stars: Richen Sherpa, Chorten Sherpa, Sherpa Wangchuk, Richen Sherpa, Chorten Sherpa, Sherpa Wangchuk)
An isolated Buddhist monastery in southern Nepal not only provides refuge for monks, but also for orphans up to the age of sixteen.
European premiere
Putin's Witnesses (Svideteli Putina) (Country: Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republic; Year: 2018; Director: Vitaly Mansky)
Considering the Russian president's time in power.
World premiere
The Swing (Country: Lebanon; Year: 2018; Director: Cyril Aris)
Documentary about an elderly couple and the way their family deal with a sudden death.
World premiere
Walden Walden
Walden and Dream Away
Treasure Island (L'Île au trésor) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Guillaume Brac)
Snapshot of summer season at a recreation center near Paris.
World premiere
Walden (Country: Switzerland, Austria; Year: 2018; Director: Daniel Zimmermann)
A surprising odyssey of the paradoxical migration of wood from Austrian forests to a secret, far-off destination.
World premiere

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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