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Lessons from Braga wins top prize at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Stephan Komandarev’s Bulgarian/German co-production Blaga’s Lessons was chosen as the top prize winner – Crystal Globe with $, Prizes — 25 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The festival announced the winners at its closing ceremony on Saturday. The film’s star, Eli Skorcheva, was named best actress. (See THR review of the movie


At the same time, the special prize of the jury of the top Czech music festival, the prize money is $57, Check, awarded to Behrooz Karamizade’s German-Iranian co-production Empty Nets (see THR‘s review). Its Audience Award went to Vincent Perez Knife’s Edge , a French film (see THR interview with Perez ), Cyril Aris’s dancing on the edge of the volcano (German) was designated as Special Jury Mention – Lebanese entry (see comments on THR).

Babak Jalali wins Best Director for American Film Fremont, Herbert Norman Herbert Nordrum won Best Actor for Swedish Film/Norwegian/French co-production Hypnosis (see THR‘s review).

The jury consists of Oscar nominated actress Patricia Clarkson (Patricia Clarkson), whose new film Monica was screened out of competition at the festival; Tunisian filmmaker Dora Bouchoucha ( Buried Secrets , Alien Objects ); Slovenian director Olmo Omerzu ( Home Movies , Winter Fly); Sundance programmer John Nein and Irish actor Barry Ward (fucking The end of the world ).

The Highlights of the 2nd Proxima Competition in Karlovy Vary Follow bold work from young filmmakers and renowned directors, while winners are also announced. Grand Prix with $, Bonus, went to Ryu Jiyoung’s Korean photo born . Special Jury Prize, $,, was awarded to Saurav Rai for the India/Nepal co-production Guras, for the Czech/Slovak production by Albert Hospodářský Brutal Heat() received a special jury mention.

this25 The Karlovy Vary Film Festival, known as the largest film party in Central Europe, opened its sixth session in June 57 Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar Winning Actor Russell · Crowe

and Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander receive the Festival Chairman’s Award ; Spectacular skating numbers ; and British electronic music Band Morcheeba and concert Crow’s Band , Indoor Garden Party.

Two other Festival Chairman’s Awards were presented during this year’s festival – Ewan Mike Greg at the closing ceremony of the first weekend with actor/director Robin Wright. American producer Christine Vachon and Czech cinematographer Daniela Kolářová were also present at the festival.

New 1235528698 Trailer , starring 30 KVIFF Winner Johnny Depp also made an appearance. (Festival trailers, shown before screenings, are notoriously irreverent, and ends with Big Mel Gibson, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Casey Affleck, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Andy Garcia, Milosh Forman and Danny DeVito et al.)




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