The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (July 1-9) opens this Friday with Italian director Paolo Genovese’s relationship drama Super hero and close with the Cannes title of George Miller Three thousand years of Longinusg, he revealed in a final announcement before kickoff.
Alessandro Borghi and Jasmine Trinca co-star in Genovese’s romance exploring the ups and downs of the relationship between a comic book illustrator and a theoretical physicist
This is the 11th feature film by Genovese, who is best known internationally for his 2016 comedy-drama couple. Perfect strangers which was hit at home and later adapted for multiple territories.
miller Three thousand years of nostalgia – starring Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba – had its world premiere out of competition at Cannes last May.
The festival also revealed that American actor and director Liev Schreiber and former Cannes Film Market director Jérôme Paillard will be guests this year. Other previously announced international guests include Geoffrey Rush and Benicio del Toro.
Schreiber was at the festival in 2004 with actor Elijah Wood to talk about his directorial debut in the Czech Republic. Everything is illuminated (2005).
Adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer’s story of a young American in search of his roots in Ukraine, it would have its world premiere in the Horizons sidebar of the Venice Film Festival in 2005, winning the Laterna Magica award and a Biografil award.
The actor and director was drawn to the novel by his mother’s roots in the Ukrainian Jewish community.
His presence in Karlovy Vary will coincide with the presence of a large Ukrainian delegation as the country’s film industry tries to continue working against the backdrop of the war with the invading Russian forces.
Paillard, who has just left the Cannes Film Market as part of a long-planned release, will be celebrated with a special tribute to his career. As part of the tribute, the festival will screen the 1993 film Flooding that Paillard produced. He will present the film.
In breaking news, KVIFF has also added a trio of Cannes 2022 titles to the lineup in the form of Brett Morgen Lunar ReverieRiley Keough’s war pony and Lukas Dhont’s Palme d’Or contender closewho won the Grand Prix.
The festival also invited American films Level 34 by Zach Breder and My sister Liv by Alan Hicks in the People Next Door section.