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The 54th annual Karlovy Vary Film Festival takes place this year. What can we look forward to?

What will the KVIFF bring: The 5 biggest news of this year!

Jana Fikotová
17.Apr 2019
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Jiřina Bohdalová a Jiří Bartoška

This year's film festival will begin on June 28th and end on July 6th. You can look forward to many interesting things. Here's the top 5 surprising news!

1. Jiřina Bohdalová will show up in the new intro

True to its tradition, the festival prepared a new intro with the winner of the KVIFF President Award, actress Jiřina Bohdalová. It’s director was Martin Krejčí, who has filmed with stars such as Jiří Menzel, Helen Mirren and Mel Gibson.

2. The Cremator will be presented digitally restored

Juraj Herz's luxury film The Cremator, one of the key works of the Czechoslovak New Wave of the 1960s, is prepared for the audience in digital form this year. At the same time, it will also be a tribute to the recently deceased filmmakers Juraj Herz and Stanislav Milota.

3. The new visual carries on the wave of optical illusion

This year, the key visual works with optical illusion, simple typography, and playing with numbers. The author of the design is graphic designer Jakub Spurný. In the case of the festival, you need to find the number 54 within the lines.

Luxusní vila na Hanspaulce 940m
Luxusní vila na Hanspaulce 940m, Praha 6

4. The President Award will go to cinematographer Vladimír Smutný

Cinematographer Vladimír Smutný, the winner of seven Czech Lion awards for the best camera and the double winner of the Czech Film Critics' Prize, will receive the award for outstanding personalities of Czech film this year. Currently, he's also working as a professor at FAMU in Prague.

5. The festival will commemorate the famous director Yushuf Shahin

This year, the luxury work of the iconic Egyptian director Yousuf Shahin will be commemorated by a retrospective of eleven remastered films, from early works to classic pieces.

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