Karlovy Vary lines up 14 competition films

European films dominate the 14-film strong selection of the 44th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (www.kviff.com), running July 3-11.

Slovakia, Hungary, and Poland are each represented with one film, as are Croatia and Russia. The usual suspects show up in the remainder of the European selection -- France, Italy, Germany, Belfium, Denmark -- while from farther afield, Iran, South Korea, USA, and (more unusually) Mexico each earned a competition slot. The slate is comprised of three world premieres, ten international premieres and one European premiere.

A complete list of competition films follows:

Angel at Sea | Un ange à la mer
Director: Frédéric Dumont
Belgium, Canada

Applause | Applause
Director: Martin Pieter Zandvliet

Black Sheep | Oveja negra
Director: Humberto Hinojosa Ozcáriz

Cold Souls | Cold Souls
Director: Sophie Barthes

Freedom | Tutta colpa di Giuda
Director: Davide Ferrario

Himalaya, Where the Wind Dwells | Barami Memounen Got, Himalaya
Director: Jeon Soo-il
South Korea, France

I am Not Your Friend | Nem vagyok a barátod
Director: György Pálfi

Piggies | Świnki
Director: Robert Gliński
Poland, Germany

Soul at Peace | Pokoj v duši
Director: Vladimír Balko
Slovak Republic

Twenty | Bist
Director: Abdolreza Kahani

Villa Amalia | Villa Amalia
Director: Benoît Jacquot
France, Switzerland

Whisky with Vodka | Whisky mit Wodka
Director: Andreas Dresen

Will Not Stop There | Nije kraj
Director: Vinko Brešan
Croatia, Serbia

Wolfy | Volčok
Director: Vassily Sigarev

Last modified on 30-10-2009