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Karlovy Vary Film Festival presents its poster for 2021 – News Block

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The official selection of the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF), with 32 premieres, has been revealed. Scroll down to see the full list of titles.

The festival will open with Zatopek, David Ondříček’s article on the four-time Olympic gold medalist, runner Emil Zátopek, who is widely regarded as the most popular athlete in the history of the Czech Republic. The film will premiere on August 20, 2021 at the Hotel Thermal Grand Hall at the opening night gala. So the projection is Boiling point, the drama about a restaurant chef starring Stephen Graham.

There will be a retrospective dedicated to the work of The Film Foundation, Martin Scorsese’s non-profit organization established in 1990 dedicated to protecting and preserving the history of cinema, restoring more than 900 classic works of cinema to date. A total of 10 films will be screened at the festival.

Karlovy Vary cancels 54½ November special event due to COVID restrictions

In addition to today’s show announcement, closer to the event a selection of non-competitive sections will be revealed, with notable films from 2020 and 2021.

For the first time this year, documentaries will be incorporated into the two existing competitions, the Crystal Globe Competition and the East of the West Competition, both previously restricted to fiction feature films.

GLASS BALLOON COMPETITION

Atlas ptáků / Bird Atlas
Director: Olmo Omerzu
Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovak Republic, 2021, 92 min, World Premiere

Boiling point / Boiling point
Director: Philip Barantini
UK, 2020, 94 min, World Premiere

Ezmûn / The Exam
Director: Shawkat Amin Korki
Germany, Iraq, Qatar, 2021, 89 min, World Premiere

Wars / Wars
Director: Nicolas Roy
Canada, 2021, 84 min, World Premiere

Každá minuta života / Every minute
Director: Erika Hníková
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2021, 80 min, World Premiere

Láska pod kapotou / at full speed
Director: Miro Remo
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2021, 85 min, World Premiere

Nerd
Director: Dietrich Brüggemann
Germany, 2021, 119 min, World Premiere

Le Prince / Le Prince
Director: Lisa Bierwirth
Germany, 2021, 125 min, world premiere

Strahinja Banović / How far can I walk
Director: Stefan Arsenijević
Serbia, France, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Lithuania, 2021, 92 min, World Premiere

La terra dei figli / The land of the children
Director: Claudio Cupellini
Italy, 2021, 118 min, International premiere

Zbornica / The staff room
Director: Sonja Tarokić
Croatia, 2021, 126 min, world premiere

Zpráva o záchraně mrtvého / Saving one who was dead
Director: Václav Kadrnka
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, France, 2021, 90 min, World Premiere

EAST WEST – COMPETITION

Happiness / Dear
Director: Grzegorz Jaroszuk
Poland, Czech Republic, 2021, 74 min, World Premiere

Bėgikė / corridor
Director: Andrius Blaževičius
Lithuania, Czech Republic, 2021, 87 min, World Premiere

Jednotka intenzivního života / Intensive Living Unit
Director: Adéla Komrzý
Czech Republic, 2021, 73 min, World Premiere

Koreni / Roots
Director: Tea Lukač
Serbia, 2021, 80 min, World Premiere

Külön falka / Wild roots
Director: Hajni Kis
Hungary, Slovak Republic, 2021, 98 min, World Premiere

Marťanské lodě / Two boats
Director: Jan Foukal
Czech Republic, Norway, 2021, 76 min, World Premiere

Nuuccha / Nuuccha
Director: Vladimir Munkuev
Russia, 2021, 107 min, World Premiere

Death of Otar / Death of Otar
Address: Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze
Georgia, Germany, Lithuania, 2021, 106 min, World Premiere

Patchwork / patchwork
Director: Petros Charalambous
Cyprus, Israel, Slovenia, 2021, 86 min, World Premiere

Poslije zime / After winter
Director: Ivan Bakrač
Montenegro, Serbia, Croatia, 2021, 101 min, World Premiere

Sestri / Brotherhood
Director: Dina Duma
North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro, 2021, 90 min, world premiere

Zrcadla ve tmě / Mirrors in the dark
Director: Šimon Holý
Czech Republic, 2021, 84 min, World Premiere

SPECIAL EXAMS

Années 20 / Crazy 20s
Director: Elisabeth Vogler
France, 2021, 90 min, European premiere

Brighton 4th / Brighton 4th
Director: Levan Koguashvili
Georgia, Russia, Bulgaria, USA, Monaco, 2021, 95 min, European premiere

Wet slunce Mad / My Sunny Maad
Director: Michaela Pavlátová
Czech Republic, France, Slovak Republic, 2021, 81 min, International premiere

O slavnosti to hostech / Party and guests
Director: Jan Němec
Czechoslovakia, 1966, 71 min

Podezření / Suspicion
Director: Michal Blaško
Czech Republic, France, 2022, 68 min, World Premiere

Squat Reconstruction / Occupation Reconstruction
Director: Jan Šikl
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2021, 95 min, World Premiere

Sny o toulavých kočkách / Dreams About Stray Cats
Director: David Sís
Czech Republic, USA, France, 2020, 96 min, World Premiere

Zátopek / Zátopek
Director: David Ondříček
Czech Republic, 2021, 131 min, World Premiere

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