FESTIVALS: Karlovy Vary Announces Competition Films

    Panic Attack by Paweł Maślona Panic Attack by Paweł Maślona

    PRAGUE: The Karlovy Vary IFF announced the 12 films that will screen in the main competition. Ten of the films will be world premieres. The festival will take place 29 June – 7 July 2018.

    Slovenia, Bulgaria, Poland and Slovakia are represented by two films apiece. The Czech Republic is represented by three films, two of them produced by Jiri Konecny’s endorfilm. Almost every film is a European production or coproduction, with Asia, Africa or Australia missing from the competition this year. The Middle East sent a single film, from Israel, and the Americas/Caribbean are represented by four films.

    The films in the official competition are:

    I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (Romania, Czech Republic, France, Bulgaria, Germany)
    Directed by Radu Jude
    Produced by Hi Film Productions
    Coproduced by endorfilm, Les Films d‘Ici, Klas Film, Komplizen Film, ZFD/Arte, TVR

    Panic Attack (Poland)
    Directored by Paweł Maślona
    Produced by Akson Studio 
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    The Fireflies Are Gone (Canada)
    Directed by Sébastien Pilote

    Domestique (Czech Republic, Slovak Republic)
    Directed by Adam Sedlák
    Produced by Shore Points, Sentimentalfilm

    Redemption (Israel)
    Directed by Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yaakov

    Brothers (Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria)
    Directed by Ömür Atay
    Produced by Funda Odemis Ankafilm, Fiction 2.0
    Supported by Filmforderung Schleswig-Holstein Hamburg, Eurimages

    Miriam Lies (Dominican Republic, Spain)
    Directed by Oriol Estrada, Natalia Cabral

    Jumpman (Russia)
    Directed by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy

    Sueño Florianópolis (Argentina, Brazil, France)
    Directed by Ana Katz

    To the Night (Austria, USA)
    Directed by Peter Brunner

    Winter Flies (Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Slovak Republic)
    Directed by Olmo Omerzu
    Produced by endorfilm
    Coproduced by Punkchart Films, Cvinger Film, and Czech TV

    History of Love (Slovenia, Italy, Norway)
    Directed by Sonja Prosenc
    Produced by Monoo
    Coproduced by RTV Slovenia, Incitus Film, Nefertiti Film
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, Eurimages