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Karlovy Vary hands out the Crystal Globes to an eclectic selection

Karlovy Vary hands out the Crystal Globes to an eclectic selection
By Euronews

<p>American actor Harvey Keitel attended the closing awards ceremony of the 50th Karlovy Vary Film Festival.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="it" dir="ltr"><a href="http://t.co/kcVX4pkg0b">http://t.co/kcVX4pkg0b</a> Incontro con <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HarveyKeitel?src=hash">#HarveyKeitel</a> su <a href="https://twitter.com/CineCriticaWeb">@CineCriticaWeb</a> <a href="http://t.co/qUXUr7z6EJ">pic.twitter.com/qUXUr7z6EJ</a></p>— Maurizio G. De Bonis (@MaurizioDeBonis) <a href="https://twitter.com/MaurizioDeBonis/status/619514906367275008">July 10, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The Crystal Globe for best film went to ‘Bob and the Trees’ by US based French filmmaker <br /> Diego Ongaro.</p> <p>The film features non-professional actors and tells the story of Massachusetts logger Bob Tarasuk who plays himself.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="es" dir="ltr">Trailer de BOB AND THE TREES. Globo de Cristal de la última edición del festival de Karlovy Vary <a href="https://t.co/0BIicPhpoL">https://t.co/0BIicPhpoL</a></p>— Carlota Moseguí (@carlota_mosegui) <a href="https://twitter.com/carlota_mosegui/status/619925559246737408">July 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The director, Diego Ongaro spoke about Bob:<br /> “I met Bob eight years ago so before picking him as an actor in my film we became friends because I live in the same town as him and I was really attracted to his character, his personality, his charisma and I just knew I wanted to make a film with him and it would be about logging because he’s a logger and a forester.”</p> <p>Bob Tarasuk was as surprised as anyone:<br /> “I have never acted in my life, the director just saw something in me that he felt was special and it ended up really special, “ he said.</p> <p>The Crystal Globe for best director went to the Kosovan filmmaker Visar Morina for his drama ‘Babai’.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Winner of Europa Cinemas Label at Karlovy Vary is the excellent Babai (Father) <a href="https://twitter.com/EuropaCinemas">@EuropaCinemas</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/kviffest">@kviffest</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/kviff2015?src=hash">#kviff2015</a> <a href="http://t.co/V6P8HYNfOi">pic.twitter.com/V6P8HYNfOi</a></p>— David O Mahony (@David_O_Mahony) <a href="https://twitter.com/David_O_Mahony/status/619886343750074369">July 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Set in Kosovo and Germany the film follows the relationship between Nori and his father Gezim.</p> <p>Until Gezim leaves to seek work in the West.</p> <p>Director Visar Morina spoke of the difficulties of filming with a young boy: “During the shooting we had many challenges because our main part is a child, we were shooting on water, we were shooting in three different countries with animals, with everything, but I was very lucky with the crew.”</p> <p>Karlovy Vary’s flagship East of the West competition was won by ‘The Wednesday Child’ by Hungarian director Lili Horvath.</p> <p>As a nine-year-old, Maja was abandoned by her mother and placed in an orphanage. Now ten years later and she keeps returning to the institution, to visit her own four-year-old son.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Film Trailer: Szerdai gyerek / The Wednesday Child <a href="https://t.co/BxL8bFn3hg">https://t.co/BxL8bFn3hg</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/YouTube">@YouTube</a></p>— Tellos Filis (@Tellos_Filis) <a href="https://twitter.com/Tellos_Filis/status/618604230283259908">July 8, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Lili Horvath is the film’s director:“The movie is the portrait of a young woman who is a self destructive person and stays nevertheless likeable throughout the film, I guess.”</p> <p>The best documentary prize went to Czech filmmaker Helena Trestikova for ‘Mallory’:https://youtu.be/HXgx6e19uyo, a study of the life of a woman on the edges of society.</p> <p>The Special Jury Prize was awarded to Peter Brunner’s Austrian film ‘Those Who Fall Have Wings.’</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/kviff2015?src=hash">#kviff2015</a> THOSE WHO FALL HAVE WINGS, de Peter Brunner, Premio especial del Jurado. <a href="http://t.co/Xabpjqb4wb">pic.twitter.com/Xabpjqb4wb</a></p>— Revista EAM (@cinemohicano) <a href="https://twitter.com/cinemohicano/status/619949950403784709">July 11, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Czech actors <a href="https://youtu.be/n5Ud1uWS58Q">Alena Mihulova</a> and Krystof Hadek took best actress and actor awards at Karlovy Vary.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="sk" dir="ltr">Alena Mihulová si z <a href="https://twitter.com/kviff">@kviff</a> odvezla cenu za nejlepší ženský herecký výkon. V Domácí péči ji můžete vidět dnes v 18.00. <a href="http://t.co/rw5PDRJJs9">pic.twitter.com/rw5PDRJJs9</a></p>— Kino Aero (@aero_kino) <a href="https://twitter.com/aero_kino/status/620511111054495744">July 13, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">THE SNAKE BROTHERS is competing for the KVIFF Crystal Globe. The Austrian premiere will follow at LET'S CEE FF. <a href="https://t.co/ML0XpHwfKc">https://t.co/ML0XpHwfKc</a></p>— LET'S CEE FF (@LETS_CEE_FF) <a href="https://twitter.com/LETS_CEE_FF/status/618654861358440448">July 8, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>