Summer with Hope wins the top prize

Frog with Shells Iran-Group Feature summer with hope He won the Grand Prix in the 56th series of the main competition of the Crystal Globe Karlovy Vary International Film Festival from July 1-9.

The social drama revolves around a young swim master, whose close relationship with his trainer does not please those around him.

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summer with hope This is the Iranian-Canadian director’s second film after him ava which debuted in Toronto in 2017 and won the Fipresci International Critics Award.

The KVIFF Grand Prix is ​​a $25,000 cash prize that is split equally between the director and producer. The main producer of the film is Kiarach Anvari of First Generation Films in Toronto.

This year’s Crystal Globe jury includes Argentine film producer Benjamin Domenech, German director Jan Ole Gerster, Polish distributor and festival organizer Roman Gutic, international sales agent and producer Fiorella Moretti, and Danish editor and screenwriter Molly Malini Stensgaard.

At other major competition awards, the Special Jury Prize of $15,000 went to Spanish director Jonas Trop You have to come see thisFollow a couple in their thirties discussing the basics of life between Madrid and neighboring villages.

Czech director Beata Barkanova and actor Martin Wenger won the prizes for best director and best actor respectively word† Set against the backdrop of the Russian invasion of the Czech Republic in 1968, Finger plays a respected small-town notary and a family man who is forced to join a local branch of the Communist Party against his will.

The Best Actress Award went to Taki Mumladze and Maryam Khandadze for her portrayal of Georgian director Yosip Yosip’s Liberation of Women in the drama “Soso Playadze”. my own room

Czech director Štěpán FOK Vodrážka’s PSH never ending storyAbout three legendary middle-aged rappers won the Audience Award.

This year saw the first edition of the new KVIFF Proxima competition. Czech directorial duo Adela Komrzy and Tomas Bojar won the $15,000 Proxima Grand Prix.

The jury of Proxima consists of the Filipino producer Bianca Balbuena, the Icelandic documentary maker Yrsa Roca Vanberg, the Czech music journalist, director and writer Pavel Kluzak, the American distributor Michael Rosenberg and the Ukrainian director Miroslav Slabochpetsky.

At other Proxima awards, Spanish actor and director Eduardo Casanova won a special jury prize of $10,000 for no pitta AND uncle Croatian directors David Kabak and Andrea Mardesic have appointed a special jury.

Three honorary prizes were also awarded during the closing gala of the KVIFF Festival.

Australian actor Jeffrey Rush received the Crystal Globe Award for his outstanding artistic contribution to world cinema, Puerto Rican Benicio del Toro’s Festival President’s Award and Czech veteran Boleslav Polivka’s Festival President’s Award for his contribution to Czech cinematography.

Side awards include a Bulgarian feature-length documentary District Hospital Laureate of the Ecumenical Jury Prize awarded by Polish director Anna Kaczyk for comedy-drama on camping holiday A whore from Bornholm Winner of the Europa Cinema Label award.

The Fipresci awards for the best film in the Crystal and Proxima competitions went to the Polish director Tomasz Wiński. The limits of love Czech documentary Show your artistic talent Straight ahead.

It was the first full version of KVIFF since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. The event presented a total of 170 short and fiction films and hosted 10,592 accredited guests.

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