FNE at KVIFF 2013: Travolta and Tautou Tapped for Karlovy Vary

    "Occupation, the 27th picture" "Occupation, the 27th picture"

    PRAGUE: French star Audrey Tautou will open the 48th Karlovy Vary IFF (28 June – 6 July 2013) with the festival premiere of Mood Indigo presented by director Michel Gondry, and Hollywood star John Travolta will receive the festival’s Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema at a gala screening of Killing Season.

    Mood Indigo is one of 30 French films or coproductions to be screened at the festival this year. The selection includes two French coproductions in the main competition: 11.6 (France/Belgium), a crime thriller directed by Philippe Godeau; and A nagy füzet  (The Notebook/Le grand cahier), Hungarian/German/Austrian/French coproduction directed by János Szász. 

    Croatian director Lordan Zafranović returns to Karlovy Vary, this time as the subject of a documentary by Pavo Marinković, Occupation, the 27th Picture, produced by former Karlovy Vary programme director Julietta Sichel through her company 8Heads Productions.

    Polish director Agnieszka Holland presiding over the main international competition jury for feature films. 

    The 2013 programme of industry events begins on Sunday, 30 June, with a press conference on European creativity followed by a panel discussion on international coproduction with Hollywood, Monday 1 July sees a focus on distribution of European films and a presentation of 19 CEE works in progress. The Pitch & Feedback forum launched last year by the Czech Film Center returns on Tuesday, 2 July, followed by Docu Talents from the East. The Czech producers association APA will host its workshop on independent TV production on Thursday 4 July, followed by a panel on TV production for international audiences on Friday 5 July. 

    Film Credits: The Notebook

    Intuit Pictures in coproduction with Hunnia Filmstudio, Amour Fou and Dolce Vita Films, financed by Magyar Filmalap, MDM, MBB, MEDIA, Eurimages, Wiener Filmfund, CNC, DFFF and FISA

    International sales: Beta Cinema