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The Eight Mountains
The Eight Mountains
The Eight Mountains is the story of a friendship. Of children becoming men who try to erase the footprints of their fathers, but who, through the twists and turns they take, always end up returning home.
Pamfir
Pamfir
Pamfir wants to be a decent family man but challenged by the circumstances he is forced to give up honest breadwinning to help his family.
The Dam
The Dam
Sudan, near the Merowe dam. Maher works in a traditional brickyard fed by the waters of the Nile. Every evening, he secretly builds a mysterious construction made of mud.
My Love Affair With Marriage
My Love Affair With Marriage
Some people spend their lives wondering why a marriage didn’t last. Signe Baumane set out to get some answers. The result is this animated film, which combines ancient mythology and contemporary neuroscience.
Harka
Harka
Ali earns a living illegally selling gasoline on the street. He doesn’t have any contact with his family, but when he receives news that his father has died, he is forced to become responsible for his two younger sisters.
The Five Devils
The Five Devils
Eight-year-old Vicky possesses a special power: a hyperacute sense of smell. She spends her days exploring this gift, and lives happily with her mother Joanne, a swimming teacher whom she adores exclusively - to the despair of her firefighter father. When her mysterious aunt Julia suddenly reappears in their lives, secrets from their past resurface both violently and magically.
Lullaby
Lullaby
Amaia has just given birth to her first daughter. She would prefer not to give up her career as a translator, but it’s not easy to balance it with her family and looking after a young child. When her partner goes away on business for seven weeks, the young woman capitulates and goes to stay with her parents in the countryside.
Plan 75
Plan 75
In a near future Japan, over-75s are offered a payment to encourage them to accept an assisted death.
Joyland
Joyland
As the Ranas, a happily patriarchal joint family, yearn for the birth of a baby boy to continue the family line, their youngest son secretly joins an erotic dance theater and falls for an ambitious trans starlet. Their impossible love story illuminates the entire family's desire for a sexual rebellion.
The Blue Caftan
The Blue Caftan
Halim and Mina own a small family tailor shop that specializes in sewing ceremonial caftans. Since traditional hand-crafted work is time-consuming, Halim decides to hire an assistant, Youssef. The presence of the attractive young man arouses long-suppressed feelings in Halim, something that does not go unnoticed by his wife Mina.
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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Features

Embracing complexity
Adam Bessa on digging into character for Harka
Moving from fact to fiction
Lotfy Nathan on 'shedding the skin of accuracy' for stronger storytelling in Harka
Stitching in feelings
Maryam Touzani on the inspiration for The Blue Caftan and its emotional fabric
Still human
Chie Hayakawa on age, empathy and Plan 75
Director blown away by 'amazing' Adèle
Léa Mysius and Exarchopoulos talk about The Five Devils
From super-heroes to Dali
It’s a mad world according to Smoking Makes You Cough director Quentin Dupieux
The functional and the representational
Marie Kreutzer on Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the biographies of Sisi, and Corsage
Control, numbers and measurements
Marie Kreutzer on Vicky Krieps, Camille, and the look of Corsage
A gran plan for action
Martika Ramirez Escobar on the evolving worlds of Leonor Will Never Die
Bolivian snapshot
Alejandro Loayza Grisi on working with non-professional actors, sweeping landscapes and llamas in Utama
A flame of hope
Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper on looking beyond collapse, and Vesper
Del Toro: cool dude with a thick skin
The Usual Suspects icon receives Karlovy Vary President’s Award
Geoffrey Rush counts his blessings
Actor adds Karlovy Vary Crystal Globe to a glittering collection
Schreiber’s crusade for Ukraine
Actor spearheads campaign for help at the grassroots
A world in miniature
Erige Sehiri reflects on the origin and themes of Under The Fig Trees
Cronenberg straightens the record
Director on body control, actors, “insane” US and Top Gun
Beauty is scary.. looks are a currency
Director Ruben Östlund on the starting point for Triangle Of Sadness
High and low, top and bottom
Michelangelo Frammartino on Il Buco, Renato Berta, Marco Serrecchia and Giovanna Giuliani
Taking the lead
Dale Dickey on stepping into the spotlight and her first onscreen romantic kiss in A Love Song
A Love Song to Colorado
Max Walker-Silverman on casting and quiet in his debut
Titanic plans
Teemu Nikki on why he was inspired to write a script from a blind man's perspective
The Restoration of Oz
As The Wizard of Oz returns to delight a new generation, we explore the real magic of cinema. The film you'll see in cinemas now is clean and bright; but how was this achieved?

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