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HomeAwardsKarlovy Vary 2024: Award Winners, Breakouts, Oscar Contenders

Karlovy Vary 2024: Award Winners, Breakouts, Oscar Contenders

The 58th Karlovy Range Worldwide Movie Competition (June 28 to July 6) boasted not one however two competitions, the Crystal Globe and Proxima, presided over by the pageant president Jiří Bartoška, inventive director Karel Och, and govt director Kryštof Mucha. The pageant is the primary summer time occasion within the nation, which attracts many sponsors and patrons who wish to attend, and faces not one of the monetary hardships of such festivals as Berlin, Toronto, and Sundance. 130 movies are proven, with 140,000 tickets offered. There isn’t any room for progress, given the restricted venues, from the numerous screening rooms on the pageant hub, the Lodge Thermal, the place juror Christine Vachon blended Negronis for her fellow jurors between screenings, to the colourful arthouse Kino Drahomira, named after a revered Czech girl director.

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The Jap European pageant falls between Cannes and Venice, and applications many movies in its Crystal Globe Competitors that didn’t make the minimize at Cannes, in addition to movies that weren’t but completed. Successful a high prize at KVIFF additionally provides luster to a movie’s launch trajectory. And visiting celebrities resembling Steven Soderbergh, who participated within the Kafka retrospective along with his movies “Kafka” and “Mr. Kneff,” and Nicole Holofcener, who confirmed three of her movies, take pleasure in their time on the pageant, from gala dinners on the Lodge Pupp and Lodge Promenada, to after hours hanging on the basement Becher’s Bar on the Pupp, which impressed Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Lodge.”

This yr’s prizes weren’t anticipated. The Grand Prix, The Crystal Globe, went to a visually wealthy documentary about little-known Scottish painter Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, “A Sudden Glimpse into Deeper Issues.” The $25,000 money prize will likely be shared by Scottish writer-director Mark Cousins and producers Adam Dawtry and Mary Bell; the movie will go on to play the autumn pageant circuit. Cousins likes bringing his movies to KVFF partly as a result of the pageant opens up any out there seats to the general public proper earlier than the screening begins, thus filling up the home. He figures 2000 individuals noticed his movie on the pageant— a very good begin for constructive phrase of mouth.

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Lilja Ingolfsdottir’s debut characteristic, intense Norwegian relationship drama “Loveable” (Nordisk, October 2024) received the Particular Jury Prize ($15,000), together with Finest Actress for theater veteran Helga Guren’s bare efficiency as an insecure spouse afraid of dropping her husband. Very like final yr’s “Anatomy of a Fall,” “Loveable” relies on the turbulent marriage of the writer-director and her husband (cinematographer Øystein Mamen) and performed effectively on the pageant to a rousing standing ovation. Norway’s probably Oscar submission is Un Sure Regard title “Armand,” directed by the grandson of Ingmar Bergman, Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel. Produced by Thomas Robsahm (of the Oscar-nominated “The Worst Individual within the World,” “Loveable” isn’t eligible for the Worldwide Function Movie Oscar if it opens in October; Nordisk should determine its finest awards technique with a North American distributor. At KVIFF the movie additionally received the Europa Cinemas Label Jury Award, the FIPRESCI Jury Award, and the Ecumenical Jury Award.

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Oscar prospects are good for the Cannes prize-winners proven right here, from Payal Kapadia’s extraordinary Mumbai portrait of two ladies “All We Think about as Mild” (India, Janus Movies), which received the Cannes Grand Prix, to Miguel Gomes’s strikingly imagined “Grand Tour” (Portugal, MUBI), which received Finest Director. Phrase is, Sean Baker’s Palme d’Or winner “Anora” (Neon) could play solely at Telluride, which doesn’t announce its slate prematurely, after KVIFF invited the movie. Iceland could submit Cannes Un Sure Regard opener “When the Mild Breaks” (New Line Cinema), a heartfelt portrait of grief starring younger actress Elín Corridor. And Italy is extra more likely to go along with Cannes and KVIFF’s colourful choice “Parthenope,” (A24), from Paolo Sorrentino, than Daniele Lucchetti’s morose relationship drama “Belief,” which debuted at Rotterdam.

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Whereas they didn’t win any main prizes, we’ll hear extra from the debut filmmakers behind heat Czech household slice-of-life “March to Might” (Proxima Particular Point out, Martin Pavol Repka), Georgian father-son drama “Panopticon” (George Sikharulidze, who teaches movie in Chicago), and Italy’s eco-drama “Chlorophyll” (Ivana Gloria).

Arguably, the most well-liked movies on the pageant had been the shorts that includes previous pageant attendees together with Helen Mirren, Jude Regulation, Johnny Depp, Milos Forman, and Casey Affleck. Shot in black and white by high Czech commercials director Ivan Zachariáš, this yr’s major protagonist is Oscar-winning actor and producer Benicio del Toro (“Site visitors”), recipient of the KVIFF President’s Award in 2022, who took break day from taking pictures Wes Anderson’s “The Phoenician Scheme” in Berlin to work with Zachariáš, who collaborated on the trailer with cinematographer Jan Velický and editor Filip Malásek.

CRYSTAL GLOBE COMPETITION

CRYSTAL GLOBE JURY
Christine Vachon, USA
Geoffrey Rush, Australia
Sjón, Iceland
Eliška Křenková, Czech Republic
Gábor Reisz, Hungary

GRAND PRIX – CRYSTAL GLOBE (25 000 USD)
The monetary award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning movie.

“A Sudden Glimpse to Deeper Issues”
Directed by: Mark Cousins
United Kingdom, 2024

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (15 000 USD)
The monetary award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning movie.

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“Loveable” / Elskling
Directed by: Lilja Ingolfsdottir
Norway, 2024

BEST DIRECTOR AWARD
Nelicia Low for the movie “Pierce” / Cì xīn qiè gŭ
Singapore, Taiwan, Poland, 2024

BEST ACTRESS AWARD
Helga Guren for her position within the movie “Loveable” / Elskling
Norway, 2024

BEST ACTOR AWARD – ex-aequo
Ton Kas and Guido Pollemans for his or her position within the movie “Three Days of Fish” / Drie dagen vis
Netherlands, Belgium, 2024

SPECIAL JURY MENTION
“Xoftex”
Directed by: Noaz Deshe
Germany, France, 2024

“Our Beautiful Pig Slaughter” / Mord
Directed by: Adam Martinec
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2024

PRÁVO AUDIENCE AWARD
“Waves” / Vlny
Directed by: Jiří Mádl
Česká republika, Slovenská republika, 2024 

PROXIMA COMPETITION

PROXIMA JURY
Bianca Balbuena, Philippines
Wouter Jansen, Netherlands
Adéla Komrzý, Czech Republic
Mohamed Kordofani, Sudan
Daniela Michel, Mexico

PROXIMA GRAND PRIX (15 000 USD)
The monetary award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning movie.

“Stranger” / Ju wai ren
Directed by: Zhengfan Yang
USA, China, Netherlands, Norway, France, 2024

PROXIMA SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (10 000 USD)
The monetary award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning movie.

“Night time Has Come” / Vino la noche
Directed by: Paolo Tizón
Peru, Spain, Mexico, 2024

SPECIAL MENTION
“March to Might” / Od marca do mája
Directed by: Martin Pavol Repka
Czech Republic, 2024

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO CZECH CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ivan Trojan, Czech Republic

FESTIVAL PRESIDENT’S AWARD

Viggo Mortensen, USA
Daniel Brühl, Germany / Spain
Clive Owen, United Kingdom

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