American actress Julianne Moore came to Karlovy Vary not only to present her new film After the Wedding, but above all to start the festival and take over from the President of the Festival Jiří Bartoška the luxurious Crystal Globe Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the World Cinema.
The actress moved her husband to tears in the touching speech where she thanked him. "I love you a lot, Bart," she added.
"She is very nice and even shook my hand and took a picture with me," rejoiced fans who waited for the famous actress for several hours in front of the Thermal Hotel, where she arrived around 6 pm in a beautiful yellow robe that underlined her red hair.
Many other famous names have walked on the red carpet, and they go to the festival regularly. Miroslav Donutil, Livia Klausová, Aňa Geislerová, Jitka Schneiderová - they are literally the icons of this gala evening. Of course, our editorial staff asked the famous many questions regarding famous quotes and dream roles. You can find their original answers in the video above. The whole evening was opened by a luxurious dance performance directed by the Caban brothers, where guests watched a pompous performance.
After that, the moderator Marek Eben took the floor, and at the beginning the audience was amused by a description of how to eat sandwiches. He wanted to remember 25 years of cooperation between Jiří Bartoška and Eva Zaoralová. At the same time he introduced a new festival theme, in which Jiřina Bohdalová appeared this time. Before the opening of the opening film After the Wedding, he presented the composition of the jury.
After the screening of the film, there was a traditional concert in front of the Thermal Hotel and a festive fireworks display. The festival has started!