Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018

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Birds Of Passage Birds Of Passage
Birds Of Passage and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Birds Of Passage (Pajaros De Verano) (Country: Colombia, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra; Writer: Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal; Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez, Greider Meza, José Vicente, Juan Bautista Martínez, Miguel Viera, Sergio Coen, Aslenis Márquez, José Naider, Yanker Díaz, Víctor Montero, Joaquín Ramón, Jorge Lascarro)
Story of a family who become involved with the drugs trade.
BlacKkKlansman (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Spike Lee; Writer: Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz; Stars: Adam Driver, Topher Grace, Laura Harrier, Ryan Eggold, Paul Walter Hauser, Corey Hawkins)
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
Burning (Country: South Korea; Year: 2018; Director: Lee Chang-dong; Writer: Lee Chang-dong, based on the short story by Haruki Murakami; Stars: Yoo Ah-in, Jeon Jong-seo, Steven Yeun)
Jong-soo, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa.
Cold War (Zimna Wojna) (Country: Poland, France, United Kingdom; Year: 2018; Director: Pawel Pawlikowski; Writer: Janusz Glowacki, Pawel Pawlikowski; Stars: Joanna Kulig, Jeanne Balibar, Jacek Rozenek, Agata Kulesza, Cédric Kahn, Martin Budny, Borys Szyc, Tomasz Kot, Philip Lenkowsky, Adam Woronowicz, Adam Ferency, Adam Szyszkowski)
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other.
Damsel (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner; Writer: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner; Stars: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Robert Forster, Joseph Billingiere, Morgan Lund, Ray Kelleher, Gabe Casdorph, David Wingo, Palmer Scott, Russell Mael, Gary Brookins, Landon Weeks, Larry Zeng)
Several suitors pursue a young woman in the Wild West.
Happy As Lazzaro Happy As Lazzaro
Happy As Lazzaro and The Miseducation Of Cameron Post
Daughter Of Mine (Figlia Mia) (Country: Italy, Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2018; Director: Laura Bispuri; Writer: Laura Bispuri, Francesca Manieri; Stars: Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Udo Kier, Michele Carboni)
Vittoria is growing up in a remote Sardinian village. One day she meets the wildly independent Angelica who is so very different to her own caring mother Tina. The young girl has no knowledge of the secret that connects these two women.
Dear Son (Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France; Year: 2018; Director: Mohamed Ben Attia; Writer: Mohamed Ben Attia; Stars: Imen Cherif, Mohamed Dhrif, Zakaria Ben Ayyed, Mouna Mejri, Imen Cherif, Mohamed Dhrif, Zakaria Ben Ayyed, Mouna Mejri)
Story of parents and their troubled son.
Dovlatov (Country: Russia, Poland, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Aleksey German; Writer: Aleksey German; Stars: Milan Marić, Danila Kozlovsky, Helena Sujecka, Artur Beschastny, Elena Lyadova)
A few days in the life of the Russian-Jewish writer Sergei Dovlatov, whose brilliantly ironic texts were forbidden from being printed in the Soviet Union under Brezhnev, provide a portrait of an era of stagnation and its destructive effects.
Euphoria (Euforia) (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Valeria Golino; Writer: Valeria Golino, Francesca Marciano; Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Valerio Mastandrea, Isabella Ferrari , Valentina Cervi, Jasmine Trinca)
Two brothers with very different personalities have to live together in Rome for a few weeks.
Everybody Knows (Todos Lo Saben) (Country: Spain, France, Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Asghar Farhadi; Writer: Asghar Farhadi; Stars: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Bárbara Lennie, Ricardo Darín, Jaime Lorente, Carla Campra, Inma Cuesta, Eduard Fernández, Elvira Mínguez, Sara Sálamo, Roger Casamajor, Ramón Barea, Sergio Castellanos, Marianella Rojas, Penélope Cruz)
Secrets resurface after a woman returns to her family's village for a wedding.
Museum Museum
Museum and Leave No Trace
Girl (Country: Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Lukas Dhont; Writer: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens; Stars: Nele Hardiman, Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter)
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.
Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (Country: Brazil, France; Year: 2017; Director: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas; Writer: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas; Stars: Isabél Zuaa, Marjorie Estiano, Miguel Lobo, Cida Moreira, Andréa Marquee, Felipe Kenji, Nina Medeiros, Neusa Velasco, Gilda Nomacce, Eduardo Gomes, Hugo Villavicenzio, Adriana Mendonça, Germano Melo, Naloana Lima, Clara de Cápua)
A lonely nurse is hired by a wealthy woman as a nanny for her unborn child, but one night has unexpected consequences.
Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro Felice) (Country: Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Alice Rohrwacher; Writer: Alice Rohrwacher; Stars: Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López, Alba Rohrwacher, Natalino Balasso, Tommaso Ragno, Adriano Tardiolo, Luca Chikovani, Leonardo Nigro, Agnese Graziani, Ettore Scarpa, Carlo Massimino, Gala Othero Winter, Nicoletta Braschi, Sergi López, Alba Rohrwacher)
A young nobleman asks a peasant to help fake his own kidnapping.
Hostiles (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Scott Cooper; Writer: Scott Cooper; Stars: Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Wes Studi, Rory Cochrane, Adam Beach, Tanaya Beatty, Stephen Lang, Peter Mullan, Scott Wilson)
An Army captain escorts a Cheyenne chief through hostile territory.
Hunting Season (Temporada De Caza) (Country: Argentina, US, France, Germany, Qatar; Year: 2017; Director: Natalia Garagiola; Writer: Natalia Garagiola; Stars: Germán Palacios, Lautaro Bettoni, Boy Olmi, Rita Pauls, Pilar Benitez Vivart)
A hunting guide tries to forge a relationship with his estranged son.
Hostiles Hostiles
Hostiles and BlacKkKlansman
Leave No Trace (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Debra Granik; Writer: Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini; Stars: Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Jeff Korber, Dale Dickey)
A father and daughter find themselves searching for a place to call their own after their off-the-grid lives are discovered by the authorities.
Loveling (Benzinho) (Country: Brazil, Uruguay, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Gustavo Pizzi; Writer: Gustavo Pizzi, Karine Teles; Stars: Karine Teles, Otávio Müller, Adriana Esteves, Konstantinos Sarris, César Troncoso, Mateus Solano, Camilo Pellegrini, Ariclenes Barroso, Pablo Riera, Lucas Gouvêa)
Snapshot of a Brazilian family as their son prepares to leave for Germany.
Lucia's Grace (Troppa Grazia) (Country: Italy; Year: 2018; Director: Gianni Zanasi; Writer: Federica Pontremoli, Gianni Zanasi; Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Giuseppe Battiston, Valerio Mastandrea, Hadas Yaron, Carlotta Natoli, Vincent Papa, Alba Rohrwacher, Giuseppe Battiston, Valerio Mastandrea, Hadas Yaron, Carlotta Natoli, Vincent Papa)
When a surveyor has a vision of the Virgin Mary, she is inspired to try to build a church on land marked for commercial development, sparking conflict.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Country: Spain, UK, France, Portugal; Year: 2018; Director: Terry Gilliam; Writer: Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, based on the book by Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra; Stars: Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Stellan Skarsgård, Olga Kurylenko, Joana Ribeiro, Óscar Jaenada, Jason Watkins, Sergi López, Jordi Mollà, Rossy de Palma, William Miller, Paloma Bloyd, Viveka Rytzner, Bruno Sevilla, Mario Tardón)
A cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote.
The Miseducation Of Cameron Post (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Desiree Akhavan; Writer: Desiree Akhavan, Cecilia Frugiuele, Emily M Danforth; Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Jennifer Ehle, Sasha Lane, John Gallagher Jr, Quinn Shephard, Forrest Goodluck, Christopher Dylan White, Steven Hauck, Emily Skeggs, Dalton Harrod, McCabe Slye, Isaac Jin Solstein, Melanie Ehrlich, Alexandra Imbrosci-Viera, Seamus Boyle)
1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
Wajib Wajib
Wajib and Sweet Country
Museum (Museo) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2018; Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios; Writer: Manuel Alcalá, Alonso Ruizpalacios; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Leonardo Ortizgris, Alfredo Castro, Simon Russell Beale, Bernardo Velasco)
Two students break into the national museum in Mexico City and escape with precious artefacts. A road movie.
Rainbow: A Private Affair (Country: Italy; Year: 2017; Director: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani; Writer: Beppe Fenoglio, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani; Stars: Lorenzo Richelmy, Luca Marinelli, Valentina Bellè, Alessandro Sperduti, Francesca Agostini, Guglielmo Favilla, Anna Ferruzzo, Tommaso Maria Neri, Mauro Conte, Francesco Turbanti, Lorenzo Demaria, Marco Brinzi, Luca Cesa, Lorenzo Richelmy, Luca Marinelli)
A love triangle set during the Italian Civil War.
River's Edge (Country: Japan; Year: 2018; Director: Isao Yukisada; Writer: Kyôko Okazaki, Misaki Setoyama; Stars: Fumi Nikaidô, Ryô Yoshizawa, Aoi Morikawa, Shûhei Uesugi, Sumire, Shiori Doi, Jin Shirasu, Fumi Nikaidô, Ryô Yoshizawa, Aoi Morikawa, Shûhei Uesugi, Sumire, Shiori Doi, Jin Shirasu)
Exploration of a group of high school teenagers and the problems they face.
Season Of The Devil (Ang Panahon ng Halimaw) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2018; Director: Lav Diaz; Writer: Lav Diaz; Stars: Piolo Pascual, Shaina Magdayao, Pinky Amador, Bituin Escalante, Hazel Orencio)
A village is being terrorised by a brutal militia. A doctor from the town wants to help, but disappears without a trace. Her husband sets off in search of her.
Everybody Knows Everybody Knows
Everybody Knows and Daughter Of Mine
Sweet Country (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Warwick Thornton; Writer: Steven McGregor, David Tranter; Stars: Hamilton Morris, Bryan Brown, San Neill, Matt Day, Ewen Leslie, Tremayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan, Natassia Gorey Furber, Anni Finsterer, Thomas M Wright)
Australian frontier drama, told from an Aboriginal perspective.
Touch Me Not (Country: Romania, Germany, Czech Republic, France; Year: 2018; Director: Adina Pintilie; Writer: Adina Pintilie; Stars: Laura Benson, Tómas Lemarquis, Christian Bayerlein, Grit Uhlemann, Hanna Hofmann)
Laura doesn’t want to be touched. Christian, who lives with physical impairments, talks candidly about his sexuality. This film explores our ideas of intimacy.
Three Faces (Country: Iran; Year: 2018; Director: Jafar Panahi)
The interwoven stories of three Iranian actresses.
To The Ends Of The World (Les Confins Du Monde) (Year: 2018; Director: Guillaume Nicloux; Writer: Jérôme Beaujour, Guillaume Nicloux; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Kevin Janssens, Guillaume Gouix, Jonathan Couzinié, Lang Khê Tran, Anthony Paliotti, Vi Minh Paul, Gérard Depardieu, Kevin Janssens, Guillaume Gouix, Jonathan Couzinié, Lang Khê Tran, Anthony Paliotti, Vi Minh Paul)
Indochina-wars set drama about a young French soldier on a mission.
U – July 22 (Utøya 22. juli) (Country: Norway; Year: 2018; Director: Erik Poppe; Writer: Anna Bache-Wiig, Siv Rajendram Eliassen; Stars: Andrea Berntzen, Aleksander Holmen, Brede Fristad, Elli Rhiannon Müller Osbourne, Solveig Koløen Birkeland)
A cinematic reconstruction of the attack that took place on Utøya on 22 July 2011 when a heavily armed right-wing extremist killed 69 young people at a summer camp.
Nico, 1988 Nico, 1988
Nico, 1988 and Burning
Wajib (Country: Occupied Palestinian Territory; Year: 2017; Director: Annemarie Jacir; Writer: Annemarie Jacir; Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Maria Zreik)
A father and his son come together to deliver wedding invitations.
Wildlife (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Paul Dano; Writer: Paul Dano, Richard Ford, Zoe Kazan; Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp, Lexi Anastasia, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Travis W Bruyer, Mollie Milligan, JR Hatchett, Darryl Cox, Kami King, Cate Jones, Blaine Maye, Laurie Cummings, John Walpole)
A portrait of a family in crisis.
The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci) (Country: Turkey, Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Sweden; Year: 2018; Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Writer: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan; Stars: Serkan Keskin, Hazar Ergüçlü, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Ercüment Balakoglu, Tamer Levent, Öner Erkan, Bennu Yildirimlar, Kadir Çermik, Özay Fecht, Asena Keskinci, Kubilay Tunçer, Sencar Sagdic, Serkan Keskin)
Sinan is passionate about literature and has always wanted to be a writer. Returning to the village where he was born, he pours his heart and soul into scraping together the money he needs to be published, but his father’s debts catch up with him...
The World Is Yours (Le monde ou rien, Le Monde Est à Toi) (Year: 2018; Director: Romain Gavras; Writer: Karim Boukercha, Noé Debré, Romain Gavras; Stars: Karim Leklou, Vincent Cassel, Isabelle Adjani, François Damiens, Oulaya Amamra, Philippe Katerine, Michael John Treanor, Norbert Ferrer, Gabby Rose, Yun-Ping He, Karim Leklou, Vincent Cassel, Isabelle Adjani, François Damiens, Oulaya Amamra)
Zama (Country: Argentina, Spain, France, Netherlands, US, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Lebanon, Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Lucrecia Martel; Writer: Antonio Di Benedetto, Lucrecia Martel; Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín, Rafael Spregelburd, Nahuel Cano, Daniel Veronese, Mariana Nunes, Carlos Defeo)
A 17th century army officer in Ascuncion, awaits transfer to Buenos Aires.
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