Canadian cinema is once again making a name for itself beyond our borders with a selection of seven films at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, in the Czech Republic. The films Je suis à toi by David Lambert, a minority Canadian coproduction with Belgium, and Violent by Andrew Huculiak will be shown in competition and also make their world premieres in the Official Selection and Forum of Independents sections, respectively. In the non-competitive sections, the documentary Earth’s Golden Playground by Andreas Horvath, Pierrot Lunaire by Bruce LaBruce, and Que ta joie demeure by Denis Côté will allow Canadian cinema to shine brightly on Czech territory. Lastly, in the wake of his Jury Prize for Mommy during the past Cannes Festival, Xavier Dolan’s last two films will be presented in the Horizons section.
Celebrating its 49th edition, Karlovy Vary is one of the oldest festivals in the world. Over the years, numerous Canadian films have really taken off on the international circuit here.
Official Selection—Competition (world premiere)
Je suis à toi*—David Lambert (Frakas Productions, Belgium/Boréal Films, Canada)
Forum of Independents—Competition (world premiere)
Violent—Andrew Huculiak (Amazing Factory Productions, Vancouver & Media Darling, Calgary)
Documentary Films—Out of Competition
Earth’s Golden Playground—Andreas Horvath (Austria/Canada)
Mommy*—Xavier Dolan (Métafilms, Montreal)
Tom à la ferme*—Xavier Dolan (Sons of Manual, Canada/MK2 Productions, France)
Pierrot Lunaire—Bruce LaBruce (Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion, Germany/Canada)
Que ta joie demeure*—Denis Côté (Métafilms, Montreal)
* Made possible with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada’s Canada Feature Film Fund