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Karlovy Vary fest unveils 2016 competition line-ups

31 May 2016 3:03 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The final film of Jan Nemec, who died in March, to play in the main competition.Scroll down for competition line-ups

The 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 1-9) has unveiled the competition titles in its Official Selection, East of the West and Documentary sections.

The 12-strong main competition will comprise eight world premieres and four international premieres, including the last film from renowned Czech director Jan Nemec, who died in March.

The Czech filmmaker was a notable voice of the country’s New Wave movement of the 1960s with titles such as Diamonds Of The Night (1964). His final film, The Wolf From Royal Vineyard Street, will world premiere at Kviff and is an adaptation of his own quasi-autobiographical short stories.

Other titles include Slovak-Czech drama The Teacher from Jan Hrebejk while Roberto Andò is returning to Kviff with The Confessions, three years after his hit Viva la Libertà.

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Weekly Rushes. 23 March 2016

23 March 2016 9:43 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.News Jan Němec, the Czech director of Diamonds of the Night (1964), has died. Keyframe has an overview of his work. Above: the Czech poster for Němec's 1966 film, A Report on the Party and the Guests, via Adrian Curry's blog Movie Poster of the Day.Speculation around the 2016 Cannes Film Festival selection is raging, but Variety is pretty sure it will include several new American films, including new movies directed by Sean Penn, Woody Allen and Jeff Nichols.The Criterion Collection has announced its next lineup of releases, which includes Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Olivier Assayas's Clouds of Sils Maria, and Michelangelo Antonionio's Le amiche.New issues of Cinema Scope and Senses of Cinema are out. Yes, »

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Czech director Jan Nemec dies aged 79

21 March 2016 3:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Czech filmmaker was a notable voice of the country’s New Wave movement of the 1960s.

Jan Nemec, the Czech film director known as an important voice of the Czech New Wave of the 1960s, has died at the age of 79, according to local news reports.

Born in Prague in 1936, Nemec learned his craft at the city’s prestigious art school the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

In the 1960s he was one of a number of film-makers alongside the likes of Milos Forman who participated in a surge of creative talent, dubbed the Czechoslovak New Wave, which rose as a reaction to Communist propaganda cinema of the 1950s.

His debut feature was 1964 Holocaust drama Diamonds Of The Night, which told the story of two boys who escape from a train en route to a concentration camp. His next feature Report On The Party And Guests was a political satire that was banned by Communist censors »

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Jan Nemec dies aged 79

21 March 2016 3:11 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Czech filmmaker was a notable voice of the country’s New Wave movement of the 1960s.

Jan Nemec, the Czech film director known as an important voice of the Czech New Wave of the 1960s, has died at the age of 79, according to local news reports.

Born in Prague in 1936, Nemec learned his craft at the city’s prestigious art school the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

In the 1960s he was one of a number of film-makers alongside the likes of Milos Forman who participated in a surge of creative talent, dubbed the Czechoslovak New Wave, which rose as a reaction to Communist propaganda cinema of the 1950s.

His debut feature was 1964 Holocaust drama Diamonds Of The Night, which told the story of two boys who escape from a train en route to a concentration camp. His next feature Report On The Party And Guests was a political satire that was banned by Communist censors »

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Czech Director Jan Nemec Dies at 79

20 March 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Director-scribe Jan Nemec, a co-founder of the Czech New Wave which was banned for work exposing communist brutality, died Friday after an illness, according to Prague media. Nemec was 79.

Having chosen to study at Prague’s prestigious Famu film school over pursuing a career in jazz, the young Nemec was uniquely focused and soon put together his debut feature in 1964, “Diamonds in the Night,” based on the true-life escape from a Nazi transport by co-writer Arnost Lustig.

The film’s haunting, surreal imagery and minimal dialogue unfolds as two young boys who, despite being marked for death, wander through forests, decrepit city streets and perplexing encounters with characters both familiar and strange.

A Report on the Party and the Guests” followed in 1966, recounting a bizarre kidnapping that menaces a social gathering of dandies in the forest, a metaphor that would highly concern state censors not long after its release.

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