Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021

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As Far as I Can Walk (Strahinja Banović) (Country: Serbia, France, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Lithuania; Year: 2021; Director: Stefan Arsenijević; Writer: Stefan Arsenijević, Bojan Vuletić, Nicolas Ducray; Stars: Ibrahim Koma, Nancy Mensah- Offei, Maxim Khalil, Rami Farah, Nebojša Dugalić)
Strahinja and his wife Ababuo left Ghana with a dream of a better life in Europe, only to find themselves stranded in Serbia. One day, Ababuo goes missing.
At Full Throttle (Láska Pod Kapotou) (Country: Czech Republic Slovak Republic; Year: 2021; Director: Miro Remo; Writer: Miro Remo, Juraj Šlauka)
Fiftysomething former miner Jaroslav has always dreamt of a career as a race car driver.
Bird Atlas (Atlas Ptáku) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia; Year: 2021; Director: Olmo Omerzu; Writer: Olmo Omerzu, Petr Pýcha; Stars: Miroslav Donutil, Alena Mihulová, Martin Pechlát, Eliska Krenková, Voytek Kotek)
An ageing proprietor of a technology company has dedicated his whole life to his work, so it comes as a big blow when he discovers that payments to suppliers have been held up for months. But what can he do when the firm’s accountant is nowhere to be seen?
Boiling Point (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Philip Barantini; Writer: James Cummings, Philip Barantini; Stars: Stephen Graham, Vinette Robinson, Jason Flemyng, Ray Panthaki, Malachi Kirby, Alice Feetham, izuka Hoyle, Hannah Walters, Taz Skylar, Lauryn Ajufo)
The shift has hardly begun for head chef Andy and he’s already behind with everything. His restaurant is overbooked, there’s a disgruntled inspector combing the kitchen and, if that weren’t enough, a culinary icon and a respected food critic have turned up for dinner.
Every Single Minute (Každá Minuta Zivota) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic; Year: 2021; Director: Erika Hníková; Writer: Erika Hníková, Tomáš Bojar)
A documentary about a couple from Slovakia, have decided to bring up their child according to Kamevéda.
The Exam (Country: Germany, Iraq, Qatar; Year: 2021; Director: Shawkat Amin Korki; Writer: Shawkat Amin Korki; Stars: Avan Jamal, Vania Salar, Hussein Hassan, Hoshyar Nerwayi, Kawa Kadir, Shwan Attoof)
If Rojin doesn’t pass the university entrance exam, she will have to go through with an arranged marriage. If she does get in, she will be free.
The Land Of The Sons (La Terra Dei Figli) (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Claudio Cupellini; Writer: Filippo Gravino, Guido Iuculano, Claudio Cupellini, based on the graphic novel by Gipi; Stars: Leon de La Vallée, Paolo Pierobon, Maria Roveran, Valerio Mastandrea, Valeria Golino)
Civilisation is coming to an end. The death of his only relative gives a feral boy the pretext to journey beyond the confines of his home environment.
(Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Dietrich Brüggemann; Writer: Anna Brüggemann, Dietrich Brüggemann; Stars: Anna Brüggemann, Alexander Khuon, Isolde Barth, Hanns Zischler, Petra Schmidt-Schaller)
Two thirtysomethings reflect on their relationship and the social expectations surrounding it.
Le Prince (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Lisa Bierwirth; Writer: Hannes Held, Lisa Bierwirth; Stars: Ursula Strauss, Passi Balende)
A curator and an immigrant from Congo, a businessman with an unclear past and present, meet during a police raid at a bar, when the first of many sparks flies between them.
Saving One Who Was Dead (Country: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France; Year: 2021; Director: Václav Kadrnka; Writer: Václav Kadrnka, Marek Šindelka, Jiří Soukup; Stars: Zuzana Mauréry, Vojtěch Dyk, Petr Salavec)
After a man goes into a coma, his wife and son try to adjust to the uncertain situation.
The Staffroom (Zbornica) (Country: Croatia; Year: 2021; Director: Sonja Tarokić; Writer: Sonja Tarokić; Stars: Marina Redžepović, Stojan Matavulj, Nives Ivanković, Maja Posavec, Sandra Lončarić)
When a counsellor starts work at a new school, we see the kind of people the staffroom teachers are, witnessing their petty conflicts and the power games that go on behind the scenes.
Wars (Country: Canada; Year: 2021; Director: Nicolas Roy; Writer: Cynthia Tremblay; Stars: David La Haye, Éléonore Loiselle)
When Emma turns twenty, she decides to join the army. Not only does she want to follow in her father’s footsteps, but she also yearns to rid herself of an oppressive sense of existential emptiness.
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