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 JudeProduced by Hi Film ProductionsCoproduced by endorfilm, Les Films d‘Ici, Klas Film, Komplizen Film, ZFD/Arte, TVR
Panic Attack (Poland)Directored by Paweł MaślonaProduced 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 SedlákProduced by Shore Points, Sentimentalfilm
Redemption (Israel)Directed by Joseph Madmony, Boaz Yehonatan Yaakov
Brothers (Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria)Directed by Ömür AtayProduced by Funda Odemis Ankafilm, Fiction 2.0Supported 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 OmerzuProduced by endorfilmCoproduced by Punkchart Films, Cvinger Film, and Czech TV
History of Love (Slovenia, Italy, Norway)Directed by Sonja ProsencProduced by MonooCoproduced by RTV Slovenia, Incitus Film, Nefertiti FilmSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, Eurimages