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KARLOVY VARY 2018

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival unveils the competition titles for its 53rd edition

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- Radu Jude’s latest effort, I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians, and Ivan I Tverdovsky’s Jumpman are to be unveiled as world premieres

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival unveils the competition titles for its 53rd edition
Jumpman by Ivan I Tverdovsky

The upcoming edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is readying Radu Jude’s exploration of nationality and a nation coming to terms with its history, I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians [+see also:
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, for a world premiere, alongside Ana Katz’s comedy Sueño Florianópolis [+see also:
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, Sébastien Pilote’s look at male-female relationships in The Fireflies Are GonePeter Brunner’s Austro-American drama To the Night [+see also:
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Ivan I Tverdovsky’s Jumpman [+see also:
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interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
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 and Joseph Madmony’s drama Redemption [+see also:
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The official selection will also introduce the domestic social horror Domestique [+see also:
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 by Adam SedlákÖmür Atay’s feature debut, Brothers [+see also:
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, made as a Turkish, German and Bulgarian co-production and grappling with the dilemma of “how difficult it is to choose between blood ties and tradition on one hand, and what is morally right on the other”, Slovenian-born, Prague-based filmmaker Olmo Omerzu’s coming-of-age road movie Winter Flies [+see also:
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interview: Olmo Omerzu
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 and Sonja Prosenc’s psychological drama History of Love [+see also:
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interview: Sonja Prosenc
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The East of the West competition is dominated by female filmmakers, who have helmed seven out of the 12 films, including Ewa Bukowska’s psychological drama based on the autobiographical novel by Grażyna Jagielska, 53 Wars [+see also:
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interview: Ewa Bukowska
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; an in-depth look at contemporary Iran by Nima Eghlima, Amir; a Czech-Slovak co-production by debuting Czech filmmaker Beata ParkanováMoments [+see also:
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, capturing the “pitfalls of life both in and outside a family unit”; the opening film, Crystal Swan [+see also:
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by Darya Zhuk, set in 1997 post-Soviet Minsk and following a girl’s dream of earning a living as a DJ in the USA; and a psychological drama tackling the position of women in a patriarchal society, Pause [+see also:
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interview: Tonia Mishiali
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 by Tonia Mishiali.

Vitaly Mansky’s exploration of Vladimir Putin’s rise to, and time in, power, the documentary Putin’s Witnesses [+see also:
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, will have its world premiere in the documentary competition, along with Daniel Zimmermann’s documentary Walden [+see also:
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, comprising 13 360-degree panning shots, Guillaume Brac’s Treasure Island [+see also:
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, “peeking into the mindset of the visitors and employees of an extensive park because they lack the means for a more exotic vacation”, and the lyrical portrait The Swing by Cyril Aris.

Andrew Bujalski’s portrait of the American middle class, Support the Girls, will be screened as a European premiere in the official selection – out of competition, together with the Japanese crime-drama My Friend “A” by Takahisa Zeze and Ben Tuček’s sci-fi comedy Mars [+see also:
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interview: Benjamin Tuček
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The 53rd edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will run from 29 June-7 July 2018.

Here is the list of competition titles:

Competition

I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians [+see also:
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 – Radu Jude (Romania/Czech Republic/France/Bulgaria/Germany)
Panic Attack [+see also:
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interview: Pawel Maslona
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 - Paweł Maślona (Poland)
The Fireflies Are Gone – Sébastien Pilote (Canada)
Domestique [+see also:
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interview: Adam Sedlák
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 – Adam Sedlák (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
Redemption [+see also:
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 – Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yaakov (Israel)
Brothers [+see also:
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 - Ömür Atay (Turkey/Germany/Bulgaria)
Miriam Lies [+see also:
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interview: Oriol Estrada, Dulce Rodríg…
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 – Oriol Estrada, Natalia Cabral (Dominican Republic/Spain)
Jumpman [+see also:
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interview: Ivan I Tverdovsky
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 – Ivan I Tverdovsky (Russia)
Sueño Florianópolis [+see also:
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 – Ana Katz (Argentina/Brazil/France)
To the Night [+see also:
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interview: Peter Brunner, Eleonore Hen…
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]
 – Peter Brunner (Austria)
Winter Flies [+see also:
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interview: Olmo Omerzu
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]
 – Olmo Omerzu (Czech Republic/Slovenia/Poland/Slovakia)
History of Love [+see also:
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interview: Sonja Prosenc
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]
 – Sonja Prosenc (Slovenia/Italy/Norway)

East of the West

53 Wars [+see also:
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interview: Ewa Bukowska
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 – Ewa Bukowska (Poland)
Amir – Nima Eghlima (Iran)
Bear With Us [+see also:
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interview: Tomáš Pavlíček
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 – Tomáš Pavlíček (Czech Republic)
Moments [+see also:
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interview: Beata Parkanová
interview: Beata Parkanová
film profile
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 – Beata Parkanová (Czech Republic/Slovakia)
Crystal Swan [+see also:
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 – Darya Zhuk (Belarus/Germany/USA/Russia)
Deep Rivers [+see also:
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 – Vladimir Bitokov (Russia)
Breathing Into Marble [+see also:
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interview: Giedrė Beinoriūtė
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]
 - Giedrė Beinoriūtė (Lithuania/Latvia/Croatia)
Pause [+see also:
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interview: Tonia Mishiali
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 – Tonia Mishiali (Greece/Cyprus)
Suleiman Mountain [+see also:
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 – Elizaveta Stishova (Kyrgyzstan/Russia)
Via Carpatia [+see also:
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interview: Klara Kochańska
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 - Klara Kochańska, Kasper Bajon (Poland)
Blossom Valley [+see also:
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interview: László Csuja
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 – László Csuja (Hungary)
Volcano [+see also:
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interview: Roman Bondarchuk
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 – Roman Bondarchuk (Ukraine/Germany)

Documentary Competition

The Best Thing You Can Do With Your Life [+see also:
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 – Zita Erffa (Germany/Mexico)
Cielo – Alison McAlpine (Canada/Chile)
Dream Away [+see also:
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 – Marouan Omara, Johanna Domke (Germany/Egypt)
In the Stillness of Sounds [+see also:
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 – Stéphane Manchematin, Serge Steyer (France)
Bridges of Time [+see also:
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 - Audrius Stonys, Kristīne Briede (Lithuania/Latvia/Estonia)
A Little Wisdom – Yuqi Kang (Canada/Nepal/China)
Breaking News [+see also:
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 – Tomáš Bojar (Czech Republic)
Putin’s Witnesses [+see also:
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interview: Vitaly Mansky
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 – Vitaly Mansky (Latvia/Switzerland/Czech Republic)
The Swing – Cyril Aris (Lebanon)
Inside Mosul – Jana Andert (Czech Republic)
Walden [+see also:
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 – Daniel Zimmermann (Switzerland/Austria)
Treasure Island [+see also:
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interview: Guillaume Brac
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]
 – Guillaume Brac (France)

Out of Competition

Support the Girls - Andrew Bujalski (USA)
My Friend “A” - Takahisa Zeze (Japan)
Mars [+see also:
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interview: Benjamin Tuček
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]
 – Ben Tuček (Czech Republic)

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