Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019

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17 Blocks (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Davy Rothbart; Writer: Jennifer Tiexiera)
Using two decades of intimate home video, 17 Blocks tells the story of the Sanford family, whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.
European premiere
Apollo 11 (Country: US; Year: 2019; Director: Todd Douglas Miller)
A purely archival reconstruction of humanity’s first trip to another world, featuring never-before-seen 70mm footage and never-before-heard audio from the mission.
European premiere
Confucian Dream (Kongzi meng) (Country: China, US; Year: 2019; Director: Mijie LI)
The story of a mother looking for the right kind of alternative education that will take into account her son’s moral development.
European premiere
The Fading Village (Chun Qu Dong Lai) (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Feifang Liu)
The urbanisation of China has meant that remote 300-year-old village Blackwater GE Village now has a population of 16, with only one young man still there. This documentary considers the social change.
World premiere
Immortal (Surematu) (Country: Estonia, Latvia; Year: 2019; Director: Ksenia Okhapkina)
How do the mechanisms of political power directly influence the lives of a country’s inhabitants? In seeking an answer to this difficult question, this cinematic essay looks at everyday life in a small Russian industrial city, uncovering along the way how dangerous and furtive an all-permeating ideology can be.
World premiere
In The Arms Of Morpheus (In de armen van Morpheus) (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2019; Director: Marc Schmidt; Writer: Aaron McDowell; Stars: Riley DeLuca, Mackenzie Hack, Riley DeLuca, Mackenzie Hack)
What happens behind closed eyes when we lose consciousness and give ourselves over to dreams?
World premiere
The Last Autumn (Síðasta haustið) (Country: Iceland; Year: 2019; Director: Yrsa Roca Fannberg)
It's autumn at Krossnes in Árneshreppur, an isolated part of north Iceland, and Úlfar and Oddný are facing their last autumn as farmers.
World premiere
Over The Hills (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2019; Director: Martin Mareček)
Father and son Vít and Grisha travel to Russia to visit the boy’s mother and sister. Why did their previously harmonious family split in two?
World premiere
Projectionist (Panorama) (Country: Poland; Year: 2019; Director: Yuriy Shylov)
Valentin is over sixty and has spent more than forty years working at Kiev’s oldest cinema. You don’t have to twist his arm to go out drinking and dancing – the eccentric man simply ignores his age. But as with everyone else, life puts new obstacles in his way that he must overcome.
World premiere
Spoon (Country: Latvia, Norway, Lithuania; Year: 2019; Director: Laila Pakalnina)
A portrait of the paradoxical contradiction between the long production process and short lifespan of an ordinary piece of plastic.
World premiere
Up To Down (Country: Italy; Year: 2019; Director: Nazareno Manuel Nicoletti)
Documentary set on the outskirts of Naples, where the marginalised live.
World premiere
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