After their success in Cannes, MagicLab introduces other co-productions and movies at KVIFF - Karlovy Vary International Festival.
The Prague studio MagicLab has been participating in production of more than45 Czech and foreign movies since its foundation. Among others it co-producedand completely post-produced images of the the winning Iranian movie A man ofIntegrity in the prestigious Un Certain Regard competitive section. The movie willbe introduced to the Czech audience at the Karlovy Vary International Festival inthe Horizons section.The latest directorial enterprise of reputable movie director MohammadRasoulof tells a story about Reza, who avoids the city nastiness and lives asimple life with his wife and a single child in a remote village somewhere in thenorthern Iran. Nearby a private company with close contacts to the governmentand local institutions seized control over almost every aspect of life in theregion. Its shareholders, heaping up riches, power and economical rents oppressthe local farmers and small holders, they try to ruin their properties, farms andreal estate for the benefit of the influential system of the company and itsmonopoly. Thanks to its pressure many villagers became the local contacts ofthe wider corruption web. Meanwhile Reza tries to resist the pressure and saveits farm. But soon he realizes that he cannot resist its powerful, yet hiddencorruption web anymore. He gives up and decides to sell his property and moveaway. Anyway, the company decides to increase the stakes.The pivotal scenes of this movie were created with the help of MagicLab, aCzech postproduction studio. The director himself feared the combination ofCGI and the real environment: “I was afraid that the scene would look tooHollywood-like and will not correspond to my style of narration. Luckily we hadan excellent team of MagicLab which patiently built up the scene with us theway not to stand out of the movie. My fear of visual effects is completely gonenow.”MagicLab is working now on two coproduction movies, a Latvian-Lithuanianbiography under the directory of Iňara Kolmane, Bille. The story is situated inthe period of World War II. The movie is based on the literary bestseller byVizma Belševica, nominated to the Nobel Prize in Literature.The other movie is an epic war drama from World War I Blizzard of Souls bydirector Dzintars Dreibergs. The love story of sixteen-year-old Arturs isinterrupted by the First World War. After losing his mother and his home, hefinds some consolation in joining the army.Bille premiers in 2018 and Blizzard of Souls in 2019.This year´s 42nd edition of MFF Karlovy Vary contains 6 projects of MagicLab.A Czech movie Absence of Closeness by director Josef Tuka contests in thesection East to West. The winning Cannes movie A Man of Integrity will be seenat the Horizons section, the biographical Masaryk by director Julius Ševčík willbe included in the best Czech Movies Review together with the daring debut byTereza Nvotová Filthy. In the Future Frames section introducing youngpromising moviemakers will be seen a short movie Jail directed by DamianVondrášek. The Special Presentation section will also offer an internet seriesGrow House by director Andy Fehua.Official website: www.magiclab.cz Official Facebook: https://facebook.com/magiclabstudio/