56th International Film Festival Karlovy Vary

01.07.2022 to 09.07.2022
Karlovy Vary

In Karlovy Vary 2022 the Ecumenical awarded their Prize to the Bulgarian-German documentary "A Provincial Hospital" (Edna provintsialna bolnitsa), directed by Ilian Metev, Ivan Chertov, and Zlatina Teneva. The Crystal Globe, the main award of the festival, went to "Summer with Hope" (Tabestan ba omid), directed by Sadaf Foroughi (Canada, Iran, 2022). The Special Jury Prize was awarded to "You Have to Come and See It" (Tenéis que venir a verla) by Jonás Trueba (Spain 2022). The Jury of the Fipresci (International Film Critics) awrded their Prize to "Borders of Love" (Hranice lásky), directed by Tomasz Wiński (Czech Republic, Poland, 2022).

Link: Festival website

Awards of the Ecumenical jury

A Provincial Hospital

A powerful documentary set at a provincial hospital in western Bulgaria during the time of the covid-pandemic. In a very honest observation, the directors capture situational fragments depicting the full spectre of life. The jury appreciates how this film portrays the hospital staff's ability to share their presence and hope, as well as to fulfill their duties with unique strength and even humor, despite the obstacles given by the hospital’s limitations and the suffering caused by the disease itself.

More about the festival

Annette Gjerde Hansen, member of the Ecumenical Jury at the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, writes about her experience.