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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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.
The Father
The Father
After losing his wife Ivanka, Vasil believes that she is using his phone to reach him from beyond the grave, so he enlists the services of a psychic to try to make contact with her, much to the concern of his son.
Pavarotti
Pavarotti
Documentary about the Italian tenor.
The Hidden City
The Hidden City
Beneath the modern city, there lies a vast labyrinth, which the filmmaker explores.
Lara
Lara
Lara has just turned 60; it’s a very special day that will culminate in a career-defining piano concert given by her son. Viktor remains elusive, however, and his mother’s repeated attempts to get through to him come to nothing.
Let There Be Light
Let There Be Light
A Slovakian man, who works in Germany, returns home for Christmas to discover some brutal truths about his eldest son.
After The Wedding
After The Wedding
When a woman seeking funds for an Indian orphanage heads to NYC to meet a wealthy benefactor, the past collides with the present.
Memory: The Origins of Alien
Memory: The Origins of Alien
The untold origin story behind Ridley Scott’s Alien – rooted in Greek and Egyptian mythologies, underground comics, the art of Francis Bacon, and the dark visions of Dan O’Bannon and HR Giger.
Yesterday
Yesterday
Musical comedy sees a singer-songwriter wake after a global blackout to discover a world where The Beatles never existed.
Late Night
Late Night
A late-night talk show host’s world is turned upside down when she hires her only female staff writer. Originally intended to smooth over diversity concerns, her decision has unexpectedly hilarious consequences as the two women separated by culture and generation are united by their love of a biting punchline.
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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

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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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