Szabolcs Hajdu receives Crystal Globe for It's Not The Time Of My Life. Photo: Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary
The film by the White Palms director, which also wins a $25,000 prize to be shared between the director and producer, is an intimate study of two families thrown together by circumstance who temporarily share an unusual apartment. It was a particularly good night for Hajdu who also took home the Best Actor award for his role in the film.
A Special Jury Price was given to Ivan I Tverdovskiy's Russian/French/German co-production Zoology (Zoologiya) about a woman who's life is thrown upside down when she discovers she has grown a tail.
The Best Documentary award went to Alma Har'el's LoveTrue, while Zuzana Mauréry was named Best Actress for her role as a manipulative school mistress in Jan Hřebejk's The Teacher.
The awards in full are:
Grand Prix - Crystal Globe ($25,000) - It's Not the Time of My Life (Ernelláék Farkaséknál), Directed by: Szabolcs Hajdu (Hungary)
Special Jury Prize (£15,000) - Zoology (Zoologiya), Directed by: Ivan I. Tverdovskiy (Russia, France, Germany)
Best Director Award - Damjan Kozole for Nightlife (Nočno življenje) (Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Best Actress Award - Zuzana Mauréry for her role in The Teacher (Učiteľka), Directed by: Jan Hřebejk (Slovak Republic, Czech Republic)
Best Actor Award - Szabolcs Hajdu for his role in It's Not The Time of My Life (Ernelláék Farkaséknál) Directed by: Szabolcs Hajdu (Hungary)
Special Jury Mention - By the Rails (Dincolo de calea ferata), Directed by: Cătălin Mitulescu (Romania, Sweden)
Special Jury Mention - The Wolf from Royal Vineyard Street (Vlk z Královských Vinohrad),, Directed by: Jan Němec (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France)
EAST OF THE WEST – COMPETITION
East Of The West Grand Prix ($15,000) -
House of Others (Skhvisi sakhli), Directed by: Rusudan Glurjidze (Georgia, Russia, Spain, Croatia)
East of the West Special Jury Prize ($10,000) - The Days That Confused (Päevad, mis ajasid segadusse), Directed by: Triin Ruumet (Estonia)
DOCUMENTARY FILMS – COMPETITION
Best Documentary Film (£5,000) - LoveTrue, Directed by: Alma Har'el (US)
Special Jury Mention - Ama-San Directed by: Cláudia Varejão (Portugal, Switzerland, Japan)
Právo Audience Award - Captain Fantastic Directed by: Matt Ross (US)
Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema - Willem Dafoe
Festival President’s Award - Jean Reno
Festival President’s Award - Charlie Kaufman
Festival President’s Award for Contribution to Czech Cinematography - Jiřina Bohdalová, Czech Republic
The non-statutory awards were announced earlier, read the full story here.