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525 articles available in total starting from 01/09/2017. Last article published on 22/10/2021.

Jan Foukal • Director of Two Ships

Interview: Jan Foukal • Director of Two Ships

“Romance is a genre where there is an act of love that has a tragic ending”

Cineuropa found out more about the director’s process of adapting Alena Černá and Martin E Kyšperský’s collection of poetry  

01/09 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Philip Barantini • Director of Boiling Point

Interview: Philip Barantini • Director of Boiling Point

"I wanted not to give the audience a breather"

The British director tells Cineuropa about the trials and tribulations of making his new, one-take movie  

31/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Šimon Holý • Director of Mirrors in the Dark

Interview: Šimon Holý • Director of Mirrors in the Dark

“These are questions that people don’t usually ask each other”

The director talks to Cineuropa about his film, which hinges on a test that tells us whether we are romantically compatible with our partners  

30/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Lisa Bierwirth • Director of Prince

Interview: Lisa Bierwirth • Director of Prince

"Entering the Congolese diaspora is something I found very challenging"

The German director discusses the inspiration behind her feature debut, its making and the challenges she faced  

30/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Erika Hníková • Director of Every Single Minute

Interview: Erika Hníková • Director of Every Single Minute

“I wanted the audience to ask themselves questions like: what do I do for my child?”

This documentary about a boy being brought up in accordance with the Kameveda method has had its world premiere in the Crystal Globe Competition  

30/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

David Ondříček • Director of Zátopek

Interview: David Ondříček • Director of Zátopek

“I feel some similarities between the 1950s and today in the Czech political situation”

The Czech helmer talks about his new feature, raising big budgets for movies in the Czech Republic and making a period film resonate with today's audience  

27/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Special Screenings

Review: Mirrors in the Dark

Review: Mirrors in the Dark

First-time writer-director Šimon Holý has been inspired by the filmmakers of the Czechoslovak New Wave to weave a tale of a dancer at a crossroads in her life  

25/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Review: At Full Throttle

Review: At Full Throttle

Czech director Miro Remo makes a combative, challenging and concerning state-of-the-nation documentary  

25/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | Competition

Review: Two Ships

Review: Two Ships

Jan Foukal's movie, based on a book of poetry, is a love story full of songs but not much affection  

24/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

Review: Sisterhood

Review: Sisterhood

Macedonian helmer Dina Duma's debut film is a contemporary tale of slut-shaming in the social-media age  

24/08 | Karlovy Vary 2021 | East of the West

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