The 54th edition of the festival will run from June 28 to July 6. The festival will give its President's Award to cinematographer Vladimír Smutný and also feature a retrospective to Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine, including much of his earlier work. There will also be a strand commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the first chance to see the restored version of The Cremator.

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Fire Will Come
Fire Will Come
A convicted arsonist returns to his rural home.
System Crasher
System Crasher
Nine-year-old Benni radically defies every rule. But this feared ‘system crasher’s’ only desire is to stop living in a residential home and go back to her mother.
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
Dogs Don't Wear Pants
A widower is struggling years after his wife drowned... meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.
A White, White Day
A White, White Day
An off-duty police chief begins to suspect a local man to have had an affair with his wife, who has recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.
The Last Autumn
The Last Autumn
It's autumn at Krossnes in Árneshreppur, an isolated part of north Iceland, and Úlfar and Oddný are facing their last autumn as farmers.
The Lodge
The Lodge
A young woman and her reticent new stepchildren find themselves isolated in the family’s remote winter cabin, locked away to dredge up the mysteries of her dark past.
Daughter
Daughter
A dad and daughter try to reach a mutual understanding.
Parasite
Parasite
All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.
The Sharks
The Sharks
While a rumour about the presence of sharks in a small beach town distracts residents, 14-year-old Rosina begins to feel an instinct to shorten the distance between her body and Joselo's.
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire?
The story of a community of black people in the American South during the summer 2017, when a string of brutal killings of black men sent shockwaves throughout the country.
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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Features

Storytelling childhood
Anna Pniowsky on Casey Affleck, storytelling, the script and the haircut for Light Of My Life
Affleck’s world without women
Second outing for actor as director in Karlovy Vary
Dark and light shades of Julianne Moore
Karlovy Vary star guest reveals the secrets of life-work balance
20 years for 17 Blocks
Davy Rothbart talks about the long journey for his family-focused doc
Ghost of Romero stalks Cannes opener
Jarmusch acknowledges the influence of the master
Stepping back to the Seventies
Benjamin Naishtat chats about his genre thriller Rojo
Rhapsody in red
Peter Strickland on dreaming through films and In Fabric
On the Learning To Drive red carpet
Catching up with Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Isabel Coixet, Sarita Choudhury and Jake Weber.
Driving Passions
Thelma Schoonmaker, Daniel Hammond, Sarah Kernochan and Avi Nash on Learning To Drive.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival News

On the road to a win at Karlovy Vary
Bulgarian-Greek comedy takes the honours.
Clarkson receives Crystal Globe
Indie film is "the blood, heart and soul of our industry," says star
Hot air blast at film festivals
Director slams lack of green credentials
Europe’s finest compete for prize
Nominees announced at Karlovy Vary Film Festival
Moore shares the honours in Karlovy Vary
Crystal Globe for star of After The Wedding
Julianne Moore to receive Karlovy Vary Crystal Globe
Red carpet welcome for Affleck, Clarkson and Crudup
Ten world premières in prospect for Karlovy Vary
Programme plans unveiled for Competition and East Meets West
Karlovy Vary to honour Smutný and Chahine
Festival will also commemorate Velvet Revolution
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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

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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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