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Once again the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival is set to open its doors and host the most important event for the cinema community in Central Europe. For eight days the film industry and film lovers will experience a busy program of screenings, workshops and parties.
On July 1, festival president Jiri Bartoska, together with artistic director Karel Och, will welcome attendees at the gala opening in the Grand Hall of the Hotel Thermal. The celebration will include the world premiere of Sean Ellis’ “Anthropoid,” and will be attended by the film’s stars — Jamie Dornan, Charlotte Le Bon, and their Czech colleague Anna Geislerova.
The film’s story concerns a key moment in World War II — and a fateful one in what is now the Czech Republic — the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the No. 3 man in Nazi Germany, by Czechoslovak members of the British commandos. The U.K./France/Czech co-production will debut Aug. »
- Jakub Zika
Festival reveals guests headed to Karlovy Vary next month.
Dafoe is to receive the Crystal Globe for outstanding contribution to world cinema and the festival will screen his performances in Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini and Martin Scorese’s The Last Temptation of Christ.
Kaufman, who won an Oscar for his script for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, will receive the president’s award and the festival will screen animation Anomalisa, which he co-directed with Duke Johnson.
As previously announced, the festival set in the Czech Republic spa town will open with the world premiere of Second World War thriller Anthropoid, with actors Jamie Dornan and Toby Jones, Aňa Geislerová, Alena Mihulová, Václav Neužil and Marcin Dorocinski in attendence alongside writer-director Sean Ellis.
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Ted Hope, head of motion picture production at Amazon Studios, will be among the guests at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, where he will set out Amazon’s movie production and distribution strategy. The fest is also planning a tribute in honor of Frank Daniel, the Czech screenwriter, producer, director and film school tutor who died 20 years ago.
The festival said it would organize an industry event at which Hope “will offer his fresh vision for film in the years to come.” As well as presenting Amazon’s “innovative project” to the Czech film industry, Hope would also like to “meet dozens of European distributors and individually discuss a new Amazon strategy that keeps them in the game,” the festival’s executive director Krystof Mucha said in a statement.
Hope has attended the festival twice before — once as a member of the main jury and again as one of the »
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Festival also to host Frank Daniel tribute with workshop and screening.
Amazon Studios’ in-demand head of motion picture production Ted Hope (21 Grams) will deliver a talk at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 1 – 9) in which he will discuss his perspective on the future of film.
Karlovy Vary executive director Krystof Mucha said: “Ted has already been to the festival twice – once as a member of the Main Jury and once as a producer of a competition film The Collaborator. When we met at Sundance this year, we agreed it would be wonderful to have him at Karlovy Vary as Amazon Studios’ chief producer so that this innovative project can be introduced in the Czech Republic.
“However, Ted would also like to use the unique opportunity to meet dozens of European distributors and individually discuss a new Amazon strategy that keeps them in the game.”
The voracious and rapidly-expanding Amazon Studios was in Cannes this year with »
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