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Slovak Representation at the KVIFF 2023

Slovak cinema will have a strong representation at this year's 57th Karlovy Vary IFF (June 30 – July 8). The official programme features 12 Slovak films and five Slovak projects will be presented within industry days.

In the Crystal Globe Competition, two Slovak minority co-productions will world premiere – a dystopian drama A Sensitive Person directed by Tomáš Klein and a detective drama We Have Never Been Modern by Matěj Chlupaček. In the Proxima Competition, the festival will present another world premiere, Albert Hospodářský's debut Brutal Heat.
The Out of the Past section will present Maroš Brázda's debut The Truth Is All There Is, a bio-documentary film about the director Eduard Grečner as well as his digitally restored film Dragon's Return (1967).

Three Slovak films are included in the Special Screenings section. A Slovak majority All Men Become Brothers, Robert Kirchhoff's creative documentary about Alexander Dubček, as well as two Slovak minority films – Snake Gas by David Jařab and Restore Point by Robert Hloz.

Monika Mahútová made it to the Future Frames section and the festival will present her short fiction Standing Still in its world premiere. Daria Kashcheeva's animated short Electra (world premiere at Cannes 2023) is included in the Imagina section, and a full-length animated film by the director-duo Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó White Plastic Sky (world premiere at Berlinale 2023) will be presented in the Horizons section. An animated short Suzie in the Garden by Lucie Sunková will be screened within the Pragueshorts at KVIFF section.

Several upcoming film projects will represent Slovakia in the Industry program Eastern Promises. A film in development Flight from Kabul by director Sahraa Karimi and producer Wanda Adamík Hrycová is included in the Feature Launch presentation, organized by the Karlovy Vary festival in cooperation with the international platform MIDPOINT Institute. This year, Works in Progress will present three co-production projects The Editorial Office by Roman Bondarchuk, I'm not Everything I Want To Be by Klára Tasovská and The Other One by Marie-Magdalena Kochová. The First Cut+ program will present Zdeněk Jiráský's film in post-production I Don't Love You Anymore.

The presentation of Slovak cinema at the 57th IFF Karlovy Vary 2023 is provided by the National Cinematographic Center of the Slovak Film Institute (SFI) and will be held within rich participation of Slovak filmmakers. For more information, read the newsletter What's Slovak in Karlovy Vary? 2023.

published: 28.06.2023
updated: 28.06.2023