Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2019

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Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverie (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Natalie Cubides-Brady)
Hybrid documentary about the search for a man who mysteriously disappeared while investigating a Scottish nuclear reactor.
Get Ready With Me (Country: Sweden; Year: 2019; Director: Jonatan Etzler; Writer: Amanda Högberg, Axel Nygren; Stars: Shanti Roney, Miriam Ingrid, Jenna Chaaraoui, Vanja Engström, Robin Keller, Mattias Königsson, Jessica Liedberg, Omeya Lundqvist-Simbizi, Mika-Christer Mäenpää, Shanti Roney, Miriam Ingrid, Jenna Chaaraoui, Vanja Engström, Robin Keller, Mattias Königsson)
Thriller sees a teacher's plan to get his students to shoot a video go badly wrong.
He Was Called Chaos Bērziņš (Viņu sauca Haoss Bērziņš) (Country: Latvia; Year: 2018; Director: Signe Birkova)
After being kidnapped by aliens, copy shop employee Harijs Bērziņš doesn’t quite feel at home in his skin.
The Jarariju Sisters (Soeurs Jarariju) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2019; Director: Jorge Cadena; Writer: Li Aparicio, Jorge Cadena; Stars: Rosa Jarariyu, Viviana Uriana Jarariyu, Yandris Uriana Jarariyu, Wilson Sapuana, Rosa Jarariyu, Viviana Uriana Jarariyu, Yandris Uriana Jarariyu, Wilson Sapuana)
In a polluted landscape, two teenage sisters plan to run away.
Kid (Country: Slovak Republic; Year: 2019; Director: Gregor Valentovič)
A man whose friends are growing apart from him has to learn to cope with loneliness.
The Last Children Of Paradise (Die letzten Kinder im Paradies) (Country: Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Anna Roller)
A young girl finds herself taking responsibility for her family.
Playing (Hra) (Country: Czech Republic; Year: 2019; Director: Lun Sevnik)
Teenagers Boris and Hugo have informed the internet that they’ll be committing suicide in one hour... the clock is ticking.
Precious (Majkino zlato) (Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Year: 2018; Director: Irfan Avdić; Writer: Irfan Avdić, Adi Lučić; Stars: Dino Bajrović, Faketa Salihbegović-Avdagić)
An orphan who lives with his gran begins to grow desperate
A Siege (Country: Hungary; Year: 2018; Director: István Kovács; Writer: Kálmán Gasztonyi; Stars: Vedrana Božinović, Mirela Lambić, Nenad Pećinar, Radoje Čupić, Zsolt Trill)
In a war-torn city a woman risks her life to get water to wash her hair.
Touch Me (Was bleibt) (Country: Germany, Luxembourg; Year: 2018; Director: Eileen Byrne; Writer: Eileen Byrne, Elodie Malanda; Stars: Kristin Suckow, Max Bretschneider)
Drama about a woman undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

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

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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