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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2024: Expected to be a Blockbuster

Viggo Mortensen's 'The Dead Don't Hurt' (Photo: The Dead Don't Hurt)

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2024 is eagerly anticipated, with an impressive lineup of guests and honorees heading to the Czech Republic. The festival will take place from June 28 to July 6, featuring a plethora of exciting events, screenings, and workshops.

One of the standout events is the presentation of the President’s Award to Viggo Mortensen, a renowned actor and director. Mortensen will receive the award during the opening ceremony and share his latest directorial effort, “The Dead Don’t Hurt”, which will be screened for the first time in the Czech Republic.

Mortensen’s impressive career spans decades, with notable roles in films like “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “Eastern Promises”. His talents will now be showcased in his directorial debut, “The Dead Don’t Hurt”, which promises to be a must-see event.

Other esteemed guests will also be attending the festival, including Clive Owen and Daniel Brühl, both of whom will receive the President’s Award. Owen’s award-winning romantic drama “Closer” will be screened during the closing ceremony, while Brühl will share his directorial debut, “Next Door”.

Viggo Mortensen’s ‘The Dead Don’t Hurt’ (Photo: The Dead Don’t Hurt)

The festival will also pay tribute to legendary author Franz Kafka, with a retrospective of his work featuring films like Steven Soderbergh’s biopic/mystery thriller “Kafka” and his re-edited version, “Mr. Kneff”. Soderbergh is confirmed to attend in person for both screenings, along with Nicole Holofcener, who will introduce three of her best features, including “Please Give” and “Enough Said”.

Additional guests include filmmakers Michel Franco, Juho Kuosmanen, Sergei Loznitsa, Rúnar Rúnarsson, Daniele Luchetti, and Ti West, who will share their latest features. Franco will also serve as the mentor for the “Future Frames” program, a masterclass for emerging artists.

The opening ceremony will feature a concert by British band Kosheen and Czech Republic’s Eurovision entrant Aiko, which will be free for the public. Attendees can also look forward to an exhibition by Czech-Slovak photographer Tono Stano, showcasing his collection of shots capturing the many stars who have appeared at the festival over the years.

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2024 is shaping up to be a blockbuster event, bringing together esteemed guests, innovative films, and exciting events. Don’t miss out on the excitement – mark your calendars for June 28 to July 6 and explore the official festival website for more information.

Devendra Kumar
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Devendra Kumar has been an avid movie and TV show aficionado since he was 10 years old, and now he uses his extensive knowledge to cover the latest films and series. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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