Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018

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Bear With Us Bear With Us
Bear With Us and Volcano
53 Wars (53 wojny) (Country: Poland; Year: 2018; Director: Ewa Bukowska; Writer: Ewa Bukowska, Grazyna Jagielska; Stars: Magdalena Poplawska, Michal Zurawski, Kinga Preis, Krzysztof Stroinski, Dorota Kolak, Magdalena Poplawska, Michal Zurawski, Kinga Preis, Krzysztof Stroinski, Dorota Kolak)
A woman slides into anxiety as her husband reports from a series of wars.
International premiere
Amir (Country: Iran; Year: 2018; Director: Nima Eghlima; Stars: Sahar Dolatshahi, Hadi Kazemi, Milad Keymaram, Sahar Dolatshahi, Hadi Kazemi, Milad Keymaram)
Now in his thirties, Amir is beleaguered by other peoples’ problems. His friend Ali’s exwife and son have gone missing, his sister is desperately trying to break away from the family, and his parents are trying to keep the family together.
World premiere
Bear With Us (Chata na prodej) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2018; Director: Tomáš Pavlíček; Writer: Lucie Boksteflová, Tomás Pavlícek; Stars: Ivana Chýlková, David Vávra, Tereza Voriskova, Michael Pitthan, Judit Bárdos, Jan Strejcovský, Jana Synková, Jan Kacer, Václav Kopta, Ivana Chýlková, David Vávra, Tereza Voriskova, Michael Pitthan, Judit Bárdos, Jan Strejcovský)
A family has decided to sell their lovely cottage as none of them has visited it for some time. Yet it holds so many nostalgic memories that the mother suggests they all spend one last day there before the sale takes place.
World premiere
Blossom Valley (Virágvölgy) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2018; Director: László Csuja; Writer: László Csuja, Nagy V. Gergö; Stars: Tomi Kosynus, Berényi Bianka, Réti László, Tomi Kosynus, Berényi Bianka, Réti László)
Who are the real crazies in an unhinged world? An ironic, punkily brash road movie about young lovers on the run.
World premiere
Breathing Into Marble (Kvėpavimas į marmurą) (Country: Croatia, Latvia, Lithuania; Year: 2018; Director: Giedrė Beinoriūtė)
The life of a three-member, middle-class family fundamentally changes with the arrival of six-year-old Ilja, a withdrawn little boy adopted from a children’s home.
International premiere
Pause Pause
Pause and 53 Wars
Crystal Swan (Country: Belarus, US, Germany, Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Darya Zhuk; Stars: Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Anastasia Garvey, Ilya Kapanets, Yury Borisov, Lyudmila Razumova, Svetlana Anikey, Natalya Onishenko, Vyacheslav Shakalido, Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin, Anastasia Garvey, Ilya Kapanets, Yury Borisov, Lyudmila Razumova)
Young Evelina has a law degree, but her dream is to travel to the USA and earn a living as a professional DJ. But it’s 1997 and the girl is living in post-Soviet Minsk…
World premiere
Deep Rivers (Glyubokie Reki) (Country: Russia; Year: 2018; Director: Vladimir Bitokov; Writer: Vladimir Bitokov; Stars: Oleg Guseynov, Muhamed Sabiev, Tahir Teppeev, Rustam Muratov)
A stark landscape, unforgiving surroundings, gruelling work, and intense conflicts within the family circle – a vicious circle, the burden of which is only accentuated by the return of the youngest brother, who is to take the place of his sick father in this family of lumberjacks.
International premiere
Moments (Chvilky) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2018; Director: Beata Parkanová)
It might seem that Anežka’s life is not her own – her entire family want to get involved in every aspect of it. The young woman tries to please everyone, but she is gradually losing what is most important – herself.
World premiere
Pause (Pafsi) (Country: Cyprus, Greece; Year: 2018; Director: Tonia Mishiali; Writer: Tonia Mishiali, Anna Fotiadou; Stars: Stella Fyrogeni, Andreas Vasileiou, Popi Avraam, Marios Ioannou, Prokopis Agathokleous, Marina Mandri, Georgina Tatsi, Andrey Pilipenko, Oriana Mantzouranou, Louisa Michael, Cyan, Stella Fyrogeni, Andreas Vasileiou, Popi Avraam, Marios Ioannou)
Elpida is a housewife confronted with the first signs of menopause while trapped in a loveless marriage to a heartless, despotic man. When a young painter arrives to decorate her building, her grip on reality starts to slip.
World premiere
Suleiman Mountain (Sulayman too) (Country: Russia; Year: 2017; Director: Elizaveta Stishova; Stars: Daniel Daiyrbekov, Turgunai Erkinbekova, Perizat Ermanbaeva, Asset Imangaliev, Nasira Mambetova)
The exploits of a scheming ex-con, his two wives and the young son he thought he’d lost, as they make their way across Kyrgyzstan.
European premiere
Deep Rivers Deep Rivers
Deep Rivers and Crystal Swan
Via Carpatia (Country: Poland; Year: 2018; Director: Klara Kochańska, Kasper Bajon)
Julia and Piotr are a well-situated, middle-class married couple entertaining the idea of a dream holiday. At the request of Piotr’s mother, however, the pair set out instead on a trip across the Balkans, heading for a refugee camp on the Macedonian-Greek border.
World premiere
Volcano (Country: Germany, Ukraine; Year: 2018; Director: Roman Bondarchuk; Writer: Dar'ya Averchenko, Roman Bondarchuk, Alla Tyutyunnik; Stars: Viktor Zhdanov, Serhiy Stepansky, Viktor Zhdanov, Serhiy Stepansky)
A man goes on a series of absurdist adventures after becoming lost in the Ukranian steppe.
World premiere
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