Dutch films at Karlovy Vary
June 27, 2018
Seven films from the Netherlands or supported by the Dutch have been selected for the upcoming edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival that kicks off this Friday.
Cobain* by Nanouk Leopold (produced by Circe Films, co-produced by The Film Kitchen) is selected for the Another View section. The film world premiered at the Berlinale and has recently won Best Screenplay at the Lecce European Film Festival, and Best Film at the Crossing Europe Film Festival. Cobain tells the moving story of a teenage-boy giving all the love he has to give to try and save his mother.
Director Nanouk Leopold is not only in Karlovy Vary to attend the screenings of her film, she is also on the Festival's Grand Jury.
Two award-winning Dutch minority co-productions are also selected for Another View: Donbass* by Sergei Loznitsa (Dutch co-producers: Wild at Art, Graniet Film), which opened Cannes' Un Certain Regard and won the Best Director Award, and Oblivion Verses* by Alireza Khatami (Dutch co-producer: Lemming Film) that received the prize for Best Screenplay, the Fipresci Award and Interfilm Award at the Orrizzonti Competition in Venice.
Stijn Bouma's Regained Memory* (produced by Alchemic Film) is part of Future Frames, European Film Promotion's programme that puts outstanding young directing talents from Europe in the spotlight, presenting ten film students and graduates and their award-winning work. In Regained Memory recently widowed Amir lives with his young daughter in present-day Sarajevo. One night, in a bar, he is forced to face his guilty conscience about his inability to remember what his wife looked like.
Zama*, the period drama by Argentinian filmmaker Lucrecia Martel (Dutch co-producer: Lemming Film) is screened in the Horizons section of Karlovy Vary. The film world premiered at Venice and has since been presented at Toronto and numerous other film festivals worldwide.
Two experimental short films from the Netherlands are selected for the Imagina programme: Liquid Landscapes by Nan Wang in which microscopic worlds and macroscopic landscapes emerge from the liquid patterns, and Michiel van Bakel's Forest Paths shows a warped stroll through a forest. Animated still photographs reveal movement and light on the forest paths that are otherwise invisible to the human eye.
The 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival runs June 29 - July 7.
*) Supported by the Netherlands Film Fund
For more information:
Sales: Beta Cinema
Sales: Pyramide Films
Sales: Urban Distribution INTL
Production company: Alchemic Film
Sales: The Match Factory
Producer: Juul van der Laan
Festival distribution: EYE Experimental