51st International Film Festival Karlovy Vary

01.07.2016 to 09.07.2016
Karlovy Vary

Anthropoid (Sean Ellis, © Film Servis Karlovy Vary)

"It's Not the Time of My Life" (Ernelláék Farkaségnál) from Hungary, directed by Szabolcs Hajdu, has won the Crystal Globe, the Grand Prix of Karlovy Vary. The film portryas two related families unexpectedly thrown together who have only little in common. The Ecumenical jury awarded its prize to  "The Confessions" (Le confessioni) by Italian director Roberto Andò.

The opening film of the 51st International Film Festival Karlovy Vary was "Anthropoid", an international coproduction directed by Sean Ellis. The film tells the historical story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Hitler's governor in Prague, by two paratroopers sent out by the Czech government in exile. Honorary awards the festival attributed to two outstanding artists, a Crystal Globe to actor Willem Dafoe and the President's Award to writer, director and producer Charlie Kaufmann.

Link: Festival website


The Confessions
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A film with a balanced use of symbolism and a clean aesthetic, reflecting on silence, time and human vulnerability as well as the possibility of redemption, which calls out for breaking away from pragmatic cynicism and control in power decision making as opposed to consciousness and return to essential principles of Christianity. (Photo: © Film Servis Karlovy Vary)