Saturday, July 2, 2016

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival is back

Radio Prague's English Service reported yesterday about the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which began its 51st edition on Friday evening in the western Czech spa town.

For those who want to listen to the report, you can download it here; it's four and a half minutes and a couple of MB. The report mentions that Willem Dafoe is getting a lifetime achievement award; it's hard to believe he's been around long enough to be getting lifetime achievement awards, but apparently he has.

What the report doesn't mention is that KVIFF is doing a retrospective on Otto Preminger, with seven of his films and a documentary. Also, in the sidebar on the right of the page, you can see other recent reports on KVIFF, including one (transcript here and couple minute long MP3 that's about the same size and length as the one above) with the festival director Karel Och.

If you're in the Czech Republic, the festival is on through July 9.

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