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02 July 2015 à 16:38
A string of French co-productions in competition at Karlovy Vary
The 50th edition of Eastern Europe's biggest film festival will take place from July 3 through 11, 2015, with numerous French productions and co-productions included in the program.
The 50th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic), which will run from July 3 through 11, has announced the list of films to be presented in the various festival competitions.
This year's festival will feature seven feature films in competition and six features in its Official Competition, all presented in world preview screenings. Three French co-productions will be showcased in the Official Competition:
- Babai, debut film by Visar Morina, which follows the story of Nori, a young Kosovar who leaves home to travel to Germany in search of his father, who fled there and abandoned him. A co-production by NiKo Film (Germany), Eaux Vives Productions (France), Krusha (Kosovo), and Skopje Film Studio (Macedonia).
- Box by Florin Serban, a portrait of 19-year-old Anghel, a boxer who dreams of fame and glory, and Cristina, a 33-year-old single mother who is starting to lose control of her life. The film was co-produced by Fantascope (Romania), MPM Film (France), and Augenschein Filmproduktion (Germany).
- The Magic Mountain by Anca Damian is an animated documentary about Winkler, an artist, photographer, mountain climber, and former moudjahidine Afghan independence fighter who hoists a flag on Mont Blanc to express his solidarity with the Afghan people. This second feature by Anca Damian was produced by her production company Aparte Film along with Arizona Productions (France) and Filmograf (Poland).
Two French co-producers whose films are included in the Official Selection will make the trip to Karlovy Vary: Guillaume de Seille from Arizona Productions, for The Magic Mountain, and Xénia Maingot (Eaux Vives Productions) for Babai.
The delegation of French artists attending the event includes the directors Thomas Salvador (Vincent), Jérôme Bonnell (All About Them), Alanté Kavaïté (The Summer of Sangaile) and the Franco-Czech director Petr Vaclav (The Way Out). Their films will be presented in the festival's parallel sections.
Check out the attached program for full details on the French films to be presented at this year's festival.
Latest update : 15 July 2015 à 16:38 CEST
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