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Eight Canadian films to be screened at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

27 June 2016

Montreal, June 27, 2016 — Canada will be out in force at the 51st Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, held in the Czech Republic from July 1 to 9, 2016, with a selection of eight Canadian films, including one in official competition. The second feature from director Jesse Klein, We’re Still Together, is the only Canadian film among the 12 selected in official competition. The seven other Canadian titles, among them Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde), winner of the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Denis Côté’s Boris Without Béatrice (Boris sans Béatrice), and Philippe Lesage’s The Demons (Les démons) are continuing to make the rounds of the European film festival circuit, this time in non-competitive sections.

Canada will also have a presence on Karlovy Vary’s Grand Jury. Eve Gabereau  will serve as one of the jury members for the Festival’s official competition. Gabereau is co-founder of the Anglo-Canadian distributor Soda Pictures and also a coproducer of the film Invention, which will be screened at the Festival’s Imagina section.

Over the years, many Canadian films have screened at Karlovy Vary, one of the world’s oldest film festivals.

Official Selection – Competition

We’re Still Together
Director: Jesse Klein
Production: Achromatic Media, Greenground Productions
World premiere

This section offers a selection of the best recent films.

Boris Without Béatrice (Boris sans Béatrice)
Director: Denis Côté
Production: Metafilms

It’s Only the End of the World (Juste la fin du monde)(Canada – France)
Director: Xavier Dolan   
Production: Sons of Manuel, MK2

This section is dedicated to films with an unconventional approach to narration and a distinctive style.

Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton (medium-length)
Directors: Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, Guy Maddin
Production: Rhombus Media

Invention (United Kingdom – Canada)
Director: Mark Lewis
Production: Mark Lewis Studio, National Film Board of Canada, SODA Film + Art

Variety Critics’ Choice
This section presents films selected by the critics of Variety magazine.

The Demons (Les démons)
Director: Philippe Lesage
Production: Unité Centrale, Les Films de L’autre

A Female Take on Mexico
A section that, this year, offers a selection of nine films produced since 2012 by Mexican women directors.

Fogo (Canada – Mexico, 2012)
Director: Yulene Olaizola
Production: Malacosa Cine, Fogo Island Arts

Prague Short Film Festival
This section presents a selection of shorts that screened at the Prague Short Film Festival in January 2016.

The Chickening (short)
Directors: Nick DenBoer, Davy Force
Production: A Smearforce!, Generic Versatility, Force! Extreme