The 45th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is currently underway in the Czech Republic. It aims to be a showcase for films from Eastern Europe.
Argentinian film Brother And Sister is one of the 12 films in the main competition this year. It is a comedy drama about the relationship between two ageing siblings. They need each other, but there are unresolved issues…
Apart from the main competition, the festival also offers various other film selections, including a competition called “East of the West” which showcases films from ex-communist countries.
Serbian film Woman With A Broken Nose looks at the lives of various lost souls trying to overcome the emotional traumas of their past.
Black Field is a Greek film being shown out of competition. Set in a 17th century cloister, it deals with an affair between a nun and a wounded soldier.
American film Marwencol is competing for the documentary prize. It is about a man who lost his memory as the result of an attack and who – by way of therapy – built a miniature WWII Belgian village in his back graden.
The Karlovy Vary film festival runs until 10th July.
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