Karlovy Vary lines up 14 competition films

    European films dominate the 14-film strong selection of the 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (www.kviff.com), running July 3-11.

    Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland are each represented with one film, as are Croatia and Russia. The usual suspects show up in the remainder of the European selection -- France, Italy, Germany, Belfium, Denmark -- while from farther afield, Iran, South Korea, USA, and (more unusually) Mexico each earned a competition slot. The slate is comprised of three world premieres, ten international premieres and one European premiere.

    A complete list of competition films follows:

    Angel at Sea | Un ange à la mer
    Director: Frédéric Dumont
    Belgium, Canada

    Applause | Applause
    Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet

    Black Sheep | Oveja negra
    Director: Humberto Hinojosa Ozcáriz

    Cold Souls | Cold Souls
    Director: Sophie Barthes

    Freedom | Tutta colpa di Giuda
    Director: Davide Ferrario

    Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells | Barami Memounen Got, Himalaya
    Director: Jeon Soo-il
    South Korea, France

    I am Not Your Friend | Nem vagyok a barátod
    Director: György Pálfi

    Piggies | Świnki
    Director: Robert Gliński
    Poland, Germany

    Soul at Peace | Pokoj v duši
    Director: Vladimír Balko
    Slovak Republic

    Twenty | Bist
    Director: Abdolreza Kahani

    Villa Amalia | Villa Amalia
    Director: Benoît Jacquot
    France, Switzerland

    Whisky with Vodka | Whisky mit Wodka
    Director: Andreas Dresen

    Will Not Stop There | Nije kraj
    Director: Vinko Brešan
    Croatia, Serbia

    Wolfy | Volčok
    Director: Vassily Sigarev

    Last modified on 30-10-2009