Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Czech film wins Crystal Globe

Posted on 10 July, 2017 by Team Wishberry

The 52nd edition of Karlovy Vary International film festival witnessed the attendance of 13,734 accredited visitors. It closed on July 8, after winners for various sections of the festival were announced.

To begin with, Czech film Little Crusader took home the prestigious Crystal Globe for best film. Directed by Václav Kadrnka, the drama details the relationship between a father and his young son as the son sets off from his home to find The Holy Land. “I'm overjoyed. There was a lot of uncertainty in the film from the beginning; it was a long journey. I'm glad that our film has created emotions,” said Kadrnka after accepting the award. He was also awarded a cash prize of $25,000.

Following are the other big winners of the festival:

Special jury prize: Men Don't Cry by Alen Drljević

Best Direction: Peter Bebjak for The Line

Best Actor (Female): Jowita Budnik and Eliane Umuhire for Birds Are Singing in Kigali

Best Actor (Male): Alexander Yatsenko for Arrythmia

Právo Audience Award: Wind River starring Jeremy Renner

Best feature-length documentary: Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Spain)

Special award for documentary: Atelier de conversation by Bernhard Braunstein (Austria)

Best Film in East of the West section: How Viktor "the Garlic" took Alexey "the Stud" to the Nursing Home by Alexander Hant (Russia)

This year’s Festival President’s Award went to Jeremy Renner and Uma Thurman.

According to official numbers a total of 207 films were screened at the festival this year and it included India’s entry to the festival (after 13 years) Ralang Road.

Here's a peek into the closing ceremony of the festival.

Karlovy’s 53rd edition will kick off on June 29 in 2018.

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