43rd Karlovy Vary IFF

    40 World, International, and European premieres will be screened at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF 2008.

    40 World, International, and European premieres

    and over 200 Czech premieres

    will be screened at the 43rd Karlovy Vary IFF 2008


    Official Selection - Competition

    The Guitar, dir. Amy Redford, USA 2007

    International premiere

    Amy Redford's directorial debut THE GUITAR is a story of one woman's spiritual and creative transformation. One fateful morning, and in rapid succession, thirty something Melody Wilder is diagnosed with terminal cancer, fired from her job and abandoned by her boyfriend. With nothing left to lose, given less than two months to live, she spends her entire savings to pursue her dreams, which include learning to play the electric guitar she's craved since childhood.

    Written by Amos Poe and based on a real story, Amy Redford's charming indie drama which, in its KVIFF's International premiere will compete for this year's Grand Prix - Crystal Globe features an exceptional performance of Saffron Burrows.

    Official Selection - Out of Competition

    Nick Nolte: No Exit, dir. Tom Thurman, USA 2008

    World premiere

    Golden Globe winner and two time Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte will be coming to Karlovy Vary to introduce docu-portrait Nick Nolte: No Exit.

    "NICK NOLTE: NO EXIT has an inspired format - instead of hiring a stern, scathing interviewer to get to the bottom of Nick Nolte, Tom Thurman asked Nolte to be the questioner, as well as the weary man trying to answer the endless riddles that can get in the way of being Nick. So it's Q&A with a vengeance, Old Nick and Young Nick. All of a sudden, the stale conventions of celebrity interview fall away and we realize that in any worthwhile actor's mind there is always a running discourse like this - savage, scornful, funny, hopeful, and touching."-- David Thomson

    The Karlovy Vary IFF is proud to present the World premiere of the extraordinary docu-portrait NICK NOLTE: NO EXIT by Tom Thurman, the author of Warren Oates: Accros the Border or Sam Peckinpah's West. The film features testimonies by Nolte's friends and collaborators Ben Stiller, Paul Mazursky, Jacqueline Bisset, Rosanna Arquette, Mike Medavoy and Alan Rudolph.
    Last modified on 18-07-2008