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The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival celebrated its 55th edition in 2021, with a line-up including outstanding Czech and international films made over the previous two years.

The festival ran from from 20 to 28 August.

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Memory Box
Memory Box
Three generations of women in Canada, deal with memories of their homeland of Lebanon.
Memoria
Memoria
A woman from Scotland, while traveling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds. Soon she begins to think about their appearance.
Prayers For The Stolen
Prayers For The Stolen
Life in a town at war seen through the eyes of three young girls on the path to adolescence.
Ahed's Knee
Ahed's Knee
An Israeli filmmaker throws himself in the midst of two battles doomed to fail: one against the death of freedom, the other against the death of a mother.
A Chiara
A Chiara
The Guerrasio family and their friends gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday. There is a healthy rivalry between the birthday girl and her 16-year-old sister Chiara, as they compete on the dancefloor. It is a happy occasion, and the close-knit family is in top form. However, everything changes the next day when Claudio disappears...
Minamata
Minamata
New York, 1971. Eugene Smith, once a highly sought-after photographer, now lives as a recluse. But then an unexpected trip to the Japanese city of Minamata, where an unscrupulous corporation has been releasing untreated wastewater into the bay, brings new meaning to his life.
Drive My Car
Drive My Car
Nishijima Hidetoshi as a stage actor and director happily married to his playwright wife . Then one day the wife disappears.
Benedetta
Benedetta
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.
Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn
Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn
Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet.
Petite Maman
Petite Maman
Something magical happens to a young girl after the death of her grandma.
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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Features

Jude Uncovered!
An almost complete A to Z to Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn
'I’m always amazed people are shocked by sex in movies'
Benedetta director Paul Verhoeven on religion, nudity, and sexuality
Masculinity's irony
Levan Koguashvili on Brighton 4th and the comedy of cheese
The feeling of this time
Elisabeth Vogler on Roaring 20s and Agnès Varda
A snapshot of memory
Christos Nikou talks about Apples, the pandemic and his upcoming film with Carey Mulligan
Fishing for truth
Luzzu director Alex Camilleri on the casting and shooting of his debut
The lives of others
Nadine Labaki on Capernaum and the way the refugee crisis affects children

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