Karlovy Vary - A Field in England
Karlovy Vary reveals Competition line-up
4 June, 2013 | By Michael Rosser
Ben Wheatley’s A Field In England is to receive its first screening at the 48thKarlovy Vary International Film Festival as one of the 14 titles in Competition.
The psychedelic horror film, set during the English Civil War in the mid-17th century, will screen at the festival in the Czech Republic on July 4.
As previously reported, it will be the first UK film to be released simultaneously in cinemas, on DVD, free TV and VoD. This will take place on July 5.
The main section of Karlovy Vary will include a further six world and seven international premieres, with new films from six returning directors – two of whom have already won Crystal Globes for Best Film at Karlovy Vary in recent years.
Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze, who won at KVIFF in 2005 with My Nikifor, will compete for the third time with the story of Papusza, the first Roma woman who published poems and confronted the traditional female role in the gypsy community.
Also competing for a second time at KVIFF will be Israeli filmmaker Yossi Madmony, who won two years ago withRestoration. His new drama, A Place in Heaven, looks at the father-son relationship against a backdrop of four decades of Israeli history.
Other KVIFF winners will also be in competition. Czech director Jan Hřebejk, who won the 2006 special jury prize for Beauty in Trouble, returns with psychological thrillerHoneymoon, which follows Kawasaki’s Rose andInnocence to complete a loose trilogy.
Spanish filmmaker Xavier Bermúdez, whose Leon and Olvido won best director and best actress at KVIFF in 2004, brings love story The Value of Time.
Also included is family saga Sources of Life, by German film Oskar Roehler, and an adaptation of Ágota Kristóf’s novel The Notebook, directed by Hungarian director János Szasz.
French director Philippe Godeau tells the true story of “heist of the century” in 11.6 and Italian Roberto Andó brings political satire Viva la Liberta, starring Toni Servillo, recently seen in Paolo Sorrentino’s Cannes Competition entry The Great Beauty.